Publicity is an inevitable attribute of public buildings,
it is one of the important factors that promote urban development and innovation.
博物馆的概念是“历史的瞬间”，一方面强调它的历史性， 它是世博会100多年绵延历史的记忆；一方面强调它的瞬间性，每一届世博会都是短暂的几个月，就如绽放的烟火转瞬即逝 ，而它所要记录的正是这一个个瞬间。河谷和云这两个元素 ，以河谷表达历史 ，表达沉积的厚重 ；以云表达瞬间，表达未来的变化。
The concept of the museum is “historical moments”. On the one hand, it emphasizes its historicity. It is the memory of the 100-year history of the Expo. On the other hand, it emphasizes its instantaneity. Each Expo is a short few months, just like the blooming fireworks are fleeting, and what the museum wants to record are these moments. Museum design uses the two elements of river valley and cloud. River valley expresses the history and the thickness of the precipitation. Cloud expresses the instant moment and the changes in the future.
The Cloud of Celebration
“Celebration Cloud” not only uses space, but also provides a natural shelter for the ground square, and gives way to the city on the urban level. It adds a new dimension to the originally flattened enclosure of the “river valley”, and forming a more abundant interstitial space.
The unique “suspension steel shell” of “Celebration Cloud” is a self-supporting structural system that does not rely on external structures. Its enclosure and supporting structures are seamlessly connected, presenting a graceful posture.
Historical River Valley
The “Historic River Valley” is the main part of the World Expo Museum. The outdoor space formed by the split of the volume makes up a complete system with the site. Public activities follow the site naturally from the city to the museum and then diverted by the river valley to the platform, exhibition hall or square.
The “River Valley” curtain wall uses copper-aluminum composite panels of red copper color to create the visual tone of the environment. The material texture, color, block size, location of the joints, etc. as the media conveyed the meaning of becoming a focus of attention.
Combined with Each Other
Through a series of means, such as function, circulation, site, space, etc., the transparent and light “cloud of celebration” and the heavy and solid “historical valley” are used to express, to jointly create a place rich in cultural spirit and humanistic emotion.
| 融合 · 沟通城市空间 |
Integration · Communicating Urban Space
In order to cater to the openness of the city, the building does not adopt the conventional routines that fill the site and enclose the internal space but open the volume to externalize its own public space. At the same time, it allows the urban public space to spread to the interior of the building volume along the site landscape, as the backbone to connect various building blocks in series.
Utilizing the layout of the site, river valley and courtyard, the museum finds a way of dialogue through the public space and the surrounding urban environment. The integration of architectural space and urban space strengthens the openness of the museum and also reflects the museum’s positive attitude towards the future.
| 内部 · 兼具多种功能 |
Internal · Multiple Functions
Based on the full-time display content and relatively tight functional area, the World Expo Museum has broken away from the parallel program and chose a mandatory series circulation on the regular exhibition circulation. At the same time, the museum has multiple functions, which brings a different experience.
Interior View of the Foyer
The full-height entrance hall is matched with a glass curtain wall to create a transparent and bright public space. At the same time, it is precisely connected with the city street view and the inner courtyard. The lighting design of the foyer continues the style of the “Celebration Cloud” structure, using staggered and random light strips for lighting, echoing inside and outside.
In addition to the horizontal landscape, the river valley also borrowed gardening techniques to arrange ten courtyards scattered high and low. Under the organization of the public space of the river valley, these ten courtyards are separated from each other and are opposite to each other. They may echo from a distance, or see through the scene, presenting the landscape relationship in the humanistic landscape painting in the physical space.
The Beauty of Cloud Hall
In the Cloud Hall, you can clearly see how steel and glass form this light cloud. It is full of the kind of “lighter, smarter, more colorful, and more moving things” advocated by the modernist architect James Sterling.
The transparent and bright “Cloud Hall” space is a new experience compared to the enclosed space of traditional museums. The uncertainty of shape makes the definition of functions free and flexible. People can experience the endless changes of the sky and light, and “moments” here. The design theme coincides with each other.