WA ART. ARCHITECTURE Museum / IILab.

WA ART. ARCHITECTURE Museum / IILab.

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  • Zoned Area of ​​this architecture project Zoned:
    660 m²

  • Year Year of completion of this architecture project

    Year:


    2021


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Text description provided by the architects. The most recent project in Beigou, the WAAAM (originally named the Glazed Tile Art Architecture Museum), is a testament to the broad and significant impact that rural revitalization has brought to the community. The museum is designed to commemorate Beigou’s pioneering attitude. A daring community that has taken on the challenge of reinventing the concept of a rural village through environmental development, artistic installations and architectural interventions.

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The concept of the WAAAM museum is based on the history of the site, the daily life of the villagers and the integration of traditional crafts. The building negotiates the duality of the new dynamic sense of place in the village with the different eras, ideologies and cultural generations that have claimed this village before. The museum takes a critical approach to local materials by positioning them in a new light, expressing their characteristics in a more artistic and contemporary sensibility.

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Likewise, the WAAAM exhibition spaces mark the radical collision of cultural eras. The space is designed to serve as a communication platform between Beigou’s permanence and the ever-evolving avant-garde consciousness of their people. The building records the context of the past, the ambitions of the present while embracing the unexplored territory of the future.

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The building is structured around three themed interior spaces, entitled: “Beigou Memory”, “Beigou Now” and “Beigou Future”.
“Beigou Now”, located near the entrance, welcomes visitors to the museum and includes functional spaces such as a cafe, community activity room, and outdoor seating areas.

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“Beigou Memory” is located at the foot of the original historic building and encompasses the main exhibition spaces. This includes the exhibition on the history of Beigou, an exhibition presenting the historical documents of the original building and an exhibition on the architectural culture of Beigou. This building also houses the Multifunctional Hall on the second floor, which can be used as an academic conference room, temporary exhibition hall or meeting room. The “Beigou Future” tower accommodates an exhibition space within its main staircase, a technical room on the first floor, and a terrace overlooking the Great Wall on the top floor.

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The village of Beigou is now a model for rural China thanks to its pioneering approach to rural development. Combine environmental, cultural and architectural development as drivers of urban revitalization and social transformation.

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