UCCA Dune Art Museum: homage to experimental architecture

Tuesday, November 17 20.35 GMT


Inspired by the holes children make when digging the sand in front of the sea, the UCCA Dune Art Museum is a space built under the dune of a beach in the northeastern coastal city of China.

The building, which took three years to build under the direction of the studio of architecture from Beijing Open architecture, is made up of ten galleries interconnected in a organic.

Each of these spaces emulates the caves where the first civilizations lived, so that his style seeks to be simple, pure and moving.

The decision to create the museum under the dunes was based on the admiration and respect that the architects feel for nature and, according to its creators, their desire to protect the ecosystem that surrounds the building.

Through different openings framed by the building, visitors to the museum can observe the changes that the sky and sea go through during the day.

It also has a viewpoint at the top of the dune to which attendees can reach through a spiral staircase.

Immersed between the sea and the sand, the museum emerges as a hidden, intimate refuge for the body and the soul to contemplate the conjunction of the nature and art.