This is a project by Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects and it is located at People’s Park, Shanghai, China. Project's program: Exhibition galleries, lecture room, office, cafe. There are twenty one images for Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art.
The story of the Shanghai MoCA is that of an architectural “Cinderella” — an abandoned greenhouse in the park, transforming into a “Princess” of contemporary art. A series of geometric glass volumes were added to the structure, dissolving the predictable form of the original glass pavilion. The diagonally-laid “Mongolian Black” stone cladding over the existing concrete building gives a much subdued yet differentiated expression, highlighted by the deep-recessed stainless steel window frames that are intentionally mis-aligned. A sweeping curvature of glass-and-steel ramp “dances” through the existing reinforced concrete columns in different tangential relationships, allowing for a circumscribed and ascending viewing of large-scale installations placed in the center of the main exhibition space.