Research Building and Huang Yong Yu Museum
Jishou, China
Located in a mountainous central region, Jishou is one of China’s few universities for minority cultures. This new complex is focused on the arts, with a museum housing the work and collection of an eminent local artist. Based on a belief in cultural diversity, the project refers to the small increments, rich roof-scapes and intimate urban spaces of the local hillside architecture: although the site had previously been levelled, a skirt of low-rise buildings steps up to a high-rise to reconstruct the original topography. By respecting the indigenous culture, the project aims to connect past and present in an architecture that is both contemporary and local.

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The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Location
Jishou, China
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2006
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Research Building and Huang Yong Yu Museum
Building Usages
art center
public/cultural