Size/ 11,000 m²
Status/ 2017, proposal
Client/ Shanghai School of Painting
Illustrations/ Forbes Massie Studio/ Beauty and The Bit/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
The work of Cheng Shifa (1921-2007) not only combines western drawing techniques with Chinese traditional brushwork but also portrays scenes of daily life and nature during a period of transition in Modern China. His works represent the bridge between tradition and modernity. Our proposal for the Cheng Shifa Art Museum reflects this idea by combining the walled courtyard, a typology often found in his native region of Shanghai, with contemporary exhibition facilities to create a new type of museum experience. This allows visitors to have moments of contemplation and tranquillity in thematically diverse courtyards relating to various subjects in the work of Cheng Shifa.