Datong, one of the historic cities of the ancient Chinese empire, located west of the capital, Beijing, will host one of the largest and most splendid architectural projects of the 21st century.
The area will be a tourist icon as just 85 kilometers (a minimum distance in the Asian giant) is the Hengshan Hanging Monastery, one of the oldest and most spectacular monuments in China and the new Datong Art Museum will be the contrast of that wonder visited every year by millions of tourists.
Thus, visitors will be able to close the circle of time, past and future, with a spectacular and unique present, which will show us the architecture and events of the Datong Art Museum.
Designed by one of the most famous and advanced architectural studies, Norman&Partners, whose president and founder, Norman Foster, is regarded as one of the most important architects in history as he is the creator of some of the most important buildings Of modern architecture, the Datong Art Museum will be one of the largest and most beautiful spaces in the new Cultural Square of the city.
The museum is thought of as a continuous landscape seen from the outside, with only the top of the roof visible from the outside amid peaks and steel pyramids that give it a natural-futuristic look of great originality. An important element is the use of light and the preservation of climatic conditions ensuring the best environmental conditions for the works exhibited.
As for the building itself, the central element will be the Grand Gallery, with a height of 37 meters and 80 in length, in the middle of a total space of 32,000 square meters. Apart from the open exhibitions of large-scale works of art, all kinds of services and facilities for the visitor will be integrated into it, in line with the great cultural and artistic areas that are being designed for a future planet in which design , will not only be fundamental in minority sectors, but will envelop the expectations of universal tourism.
China, from this point of view, is an example of a confluence between the 20th and the 21st century. A country, with spectacular economic growth, but whose history and tradition is one of the great cultural heritages of Humanity.