The brainchild of famed German architect Ole Scheeren, the Guardian Art Center – which opens this month – is redefining what it means to be a museum – and not just because there’s an on-site hotel. Here’s a quick look at the new cultural institution in numbers.
The number of rooms at the on-site boutique hotel, which is spread across the space’s upper levels. The compound also houses restaurants, auction rooms and galleries.
The size of the exhibition space at the heart of the Guardian Art Center. There’s an emphasis on spatial fluidity and openness, with features like moveable partitions, adaptable ceilings an an absence of columns.
The year in which landscape artist Huang Gongwang was born. The circular apertures on the Guardian Art Center’s façade are an abstract representation of Huang’s Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains.
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This article was originally published in the May 2018 issue of SilverKris magazine