Solar-Powered Museum in Xiamen, China


http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/27/a-solar-powered-metallic-cloud-museum-for-xiamen-china/

“”Floating” above the city of Xiamen, China like a cloud, this lofty museum takes art and culture to new heights. The brainchild of MAD Architects, the structure’s organic, molten metal shape is mirrored, reflecting the beauty of the surrounding environment right onto its walls. The museum will make good use of the city’s sunny climate by placing solar panels on its roof, and because it rests upon 5 relatively slender “legs,” residents of the city still have space to enjoy the natural landscape of the park-like site.”

Very cool! I studied abroad in Xiamen and it’s already a gorgeous part of China. This would only add to its awesomeness.

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