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COOP HIMMELB(L)AU plans MOCAPE as the new urban centre of Shenzhen

by Cheryl Lau on Nov 25, 2016 in Architecture
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All images © Szeto Wing courtesy COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

All images © Szeto Wing courtesy COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The construction of the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) designed by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU has been completed

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The space was opened in September 2016

High officials and a bunch of active guests joined the September opening celebration to acknowledge MOCAPE – the new attraction in Shenzhen's fast growing urban fabric.

From left: Mr. XU Chongguang, Head of Urban Planning Institute, Shenzhen, Mr. Wolf D. Prix, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Mr. Markus Prossnigg, Partner of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.  Image courtesy Szeto Wing

From left: Xu Chongguang, Head of Urban Planning Institute, Shenzhen; Wolf D. Prix, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU;
Markus Prossnigg, Partner of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.

The project integrates two separate yet structurally unified institutions: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Planning Exhibition (PE) as a cultural meeting area and a spot for architectural exhibitions. Both bodies emphasise their individual functional and artistic elements yet merged in a monolithic body embraced by a multifunctional facade.

Image courtesy COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Birdseye view

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Inside the structure

Behind the entrance area between the museums, visitors ascend to the main level and enter the "Plaza" where they find the silvery shining and softly deformed "Cloud". The Cloud hosts a number of public functions such as the café, book store and museum store. It also joins the exhibitions rooms of both museums with bridges and ramps.

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Striking details on the exterior create a dynamic sense of movement

With its uneven surface the Cloud opens into the space indicating the idea of two museums under one roof. As Mr. Wolf D. Prix says, "Museum space is like a three-dimensional Chinese Garden".

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