China is going to build the largest man-made island-museum




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Art Museums themselves often boast unusual architecture, but Beijing architectural studio with the speaker called MAD decided to go a step further and build a man-made island-museum Pingtan Art Museum. It will be divided into three main areas open to visitors the huge exhibition halls and public areas are beautiful and will be connected by bridge to the Chinese island of Pingtan.

Located off the east coast of Fujian Province, Pingtan is the largest island of the province and is located at the closest distance to Taiwan. Being the favorite place of the dislocation of local fishermen, as well as Chinese military base, he was selected in 2010 by Beijing as “experimental zone”. Now it is built the city, which later will help expand trade and cultural relations with neighboring Taiwan.

Pingtan Art Museum will be the third project of the company MAD Architects, associated with the construction of museums. The company says that the museum will be the largest in all of Asia. The total construction area, where he will exhibit a variety of works of art (including those relating to the national heritage), will be 4,000 square meters and its construction will cost the country about $ 130 million.

Appearance of artificial museum will reflect the features of the terrain of the island of Pingtan, rich rolling hills. Exterior will be made of concrete on the basis of local sand. In the center of the structure will be built oasis, and the internal space of the museum is in the form of ancient caves.

The construction of an artificial island, the museum has already begun, but officials have not yet given any comment on when it will be finished.
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