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New science and technology museum for Xingtai

The flowing building represents the dynamic approach of the scientific development in China.

The aim of the project is to emphasise Xingtai’s role as a scientific and technological hotspot in the province of Hebei. Building up on Xingtais history of astronomers, engineers and other scientists, the project reflects past, current and future approaches of cutting edge economic, ecologic and building technologies. The building will be designed with new structural concepts, hosting plus energy systems and will display the rich Chinese traditional culture, showcasing scientific and technological achievements the city, the province and China has offer.



After a competition organized by the China Building Center, Coop Himmelb (l) au was able to secure the victorious position, thanks to an approach based on the historical efforts of the great men and women of the area. Indeed, the sculpture-like building generates a playful and bold overhang, a dynamic and fluid form, reminiscent of the past and reflecting current and future innovations in all different fields.
The new proposal stands out from its surroundings, especially with the giant billboard and screen as an entity, but nevertheless blends in with its inventive landscape and public space. The project recalls in its design the traditional artistic moves of the Austrian company but remains very specific for the Chinese province.


The flowing building represents the dynamic approach of scientific development in China.

The aim of the project is to emphasize Xingtai's role as a science and technology hotspot in Hebei Province. Building on the Xingtais story of astronomers, engineers and other scientists, the project reflects past, current and future approaches to cutting-edge economic, ecological and construction technologies. The building will be designed with new structural concepts, house multiple energy systems and showcase the rich traditional Chinese culture, showcasing the scientific and technological achievements offered by the city, province and China.

Image - Render: © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Video: http://www.coop-himmelblau.at/architecture/projects/science-and-technology-museum-xingtai
 

Team

Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU – Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Partner: Markus Prossnigg
Project Lead: Alexander Ott, Benjamin Schmidt
Project Coordination: Lei Feng
Project Team: Yichen Lu, Shir Katz, Leonard Kern, Diana Kalimullina, Harry Varnavas, Daniel Bolojan, Paul Biernat
Model Building: : Nam La Chi, Irem Coskun, Christos Grapas, Thanasis Farangas,  Zarah-Fey La
3D Visualization: Constantin Papachrisotpoulos, Tudor Sabau
Animation: Jan Rancke
Graphic Design: Johannes Qiu
Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Air Quality Consultant: CMb.industries GmbH, Linz, Austria ATMOS Aerosol Research
Energy Design: Energy Design Cody Consulting GmbH, Graz, Austria
 

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