Work begins on Jean Nouvel’s Artists’ Garden in China

by Katie Buckley | 30 Jan 2015

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s arts scheme for Qingdao, China – the 70,000sq m (753,000sq ft) Artists’ Garden – has broken ground. The development will include a new museum hosting exhibitions from the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, which was also designed by the practice.

An existing harbour will be doubled in size and converted into a marina at one end of the site, while other elements will include art studios, a hotel and restaurants, retail and extensive parkland and gardens.

Elements of the scheme will be spread along the 1km (0.62 mile) site, housed in towers with views over the landscape through shuttered windows. A covered promenade with graffitied ceiling will run the full length of the development, connecting all the elements. It will have retractable transparent curtains to protect it from the elements in winter.

Ateliers Jean Nouvel is working in collaboration with Shandong International Coastal Cultural Industry on the project. The scheme has been in concept design and development for three years. @ateliersjnouvel

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Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s arts scheme for Qingdao, China – the 70,000sq m (753,000sq ft) Artists’ Garden – has broken ground. The development will include a new museum hosting exhibitions from the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, which was also designed by the practice. An existing harbour will be doubled in size and converted into a marina at one end of the site, while other elements will include art studios,
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During winter, the walkway will be protected from the elements by retractable transparent curtains / Ateliers Jean Nouvel
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