Category: Museum
Principal Architect: Meng Yan

Project Architect: Chen Yaoguang, Fu Zhuoheng
Team: Zhang Yu, Ji Yuyu, Shen Yandan |  Liu Xiaoqiang, Ding Yu

Project Location: Dafen Village, Longgang District, Shenzhen
Project Period: 2005-2007      Project Status: Completed       Site Area: 11,244㎡      Floor Area: 17,000㎡

Client: Longgang District Government, Shenzhen
(LDI) Structure/ MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) Collaborator: ShenZhen New Land Tool Planning & Architectural Design Co. Ltd
Photographers: Meng Yan, Ju Bin, Yang Chaoying, Wu Qiwei, Chen Jiu

Key words: exhibition hall, multifunction, roof plaza, courtyard, corridor, ramp

 

Dafen village is in Buji Township, Longgang District, Shenzhen. Best known for its replica oil painting workshops and manufacturers, its exports to Asia, Europe and America bring in billions of RMB each year to the area.

Our concept focuses on reinterpreting the urban and cultural implications of Dafen Village, which has long been considered as a strange mix of pop art, bad taste, and commercialism. A typical art museum would be considered out of place in the context of Dafen’s peculiar urban culture. The question is whether or not it can be a breeding ground for contemporary art and take on the more challenging role of blending with the surrounding urban fabric in terms of spatial connections, art activities, and everyday life.

Therefore our strategy is to create a hybridized mix of different programs, like art museums, oil painting galleries and shops, commercial spaces, rental workshops, and studios under one roof. It also creates a maximum interaction among people by creating several pathways through the building’s public spaces.The museum is sandwiched by commercial and other public programs which intentionally allow for visual and spatial interactions among different functions. Exhibition, trade, painting, and residence can happen simultaneously, and can be interwoven into a whole new urban mechanism.

 

Publications:
孟岩,叶长安,黄春茂.“本土空间新可能” (三对谈) [M].无墙的美术馆—原生艺术区的再造,2016:43-78
Meng Yan, URB.“Typologies of Post-Ruralism” [M]. Homecoming, 2013: 153-156
让建筑诗意栖居.创意深圳地图,2010:38-47
都市实践.大芬美术馆[J].a+u中文版.2009(06):164-165
都市实践.“URBANUS的城市体验”[J].360度DESIGN,2009(05):86-91
张静.“批叛性的城市介入”[J].中国建筑装饰装修,2009(01):168-183
朱涛.“真的假和假的真”[J].T+A,2008(12)
都市实践,朱涛.大芬美术馆.真的假和假的真[J].DI设计新潮,2008(11): 16-17,90-95
Nicolai Ouroussoff.“In Modern China, ‘Little Kingdoms’ for the People.” [N]. The New York Times, 2008(10)
何文琦.“深圳建筑作品获国际大奖”[N].深圳商报,2008(07),C3
Clifford Pearson.“China Best Architecture” [J].Business Week, USA, 2008(05): 16-18, 25
Clifford Pearson.“中国最佳建筑 大芬美术馆” [J].商业周刊中文版,2008(05):16-18
Tozzi Lucia.“People’s Architecture of China” [J].ABITARE 2008 (04): 246-261
Peter Kelly.“DAFEN ART MUSEUM, SHENZHEN” [J].BLUEPRINT, 2008(04):38-42
阮庆岳.“中国建筑风火轮”[J].IE家饰2008(03):64-73
Daniel Elsea.“Dafen Art Museum” [J].Architectural Record, 2008(01):32-33
Daniel Elsea.王衍 译,戴春 校.“大芬美术馆”[J].美国《建筑实录》中文版,2008(01):12-15
Alys Moody.“Art in Public” [J].Specifier, 2008(82):24-29
Urbanus.“Urban Village” [J].AD,2008:56-59
Urbanscape: Dafen Art Museum [J].China Contemporary, 2008: 325-327
Vlassenrood, Linda. “Shenzhen Fever” [J].MARK, Holland, 2007(10): 64-77
刘晓都,孟岩,王辉.“城市填空:一项给‘城市空墟’重注活力的计划” [J]
Edited by Thomas Grell.“Dafen Art Museum” [M].ARCHITECTURE IN CHINA, Taschen GMBH Press, Germany, 2007(06): 140-151
都市实践.大芬美术馆[J]. W+A,2007(08):38-47
孟岩.“‘城中村’中的美术馆:深圳大芬美术馆” [J].T+A时代建筑,2007(08): 100-107
李有为.“当代与传统的碰撞” [J].《缤纷家居》2007(11):42-49
Ian Luna.“Urbanus”, On the Edge/Ten Architects from China[M].USA, New York: Rizzoli International Publication press, 2007: 220-253
Su San. Art Gallery in the Urban Village[J].World Cultural Exchange, 2006 (04):20-24
史建.“大芬美术馆–一座浓缩的城市聚落” [J].SOHO小报,2006(03):46-47,48-53
都市实践.“中国·大芬”油画工场[J].《住区》Design Community, 2006(01):24-31
大芬美术馆.《中国当代建筑》1000 Architectures China 2000-2015,2015
都市实践.大芬美术馆[J].di设计新潮:84-87