Gallery: Foster + Partners Unveil New Steel Pyramid Passive Art Museum ...

 

Foster + Partners just announced that they have broken ground on a new art museum in Datong’s New City, in China. The distinctive 32,000 sq m museum will be largely submerged into the ground, with the four large interconnected steel pyramids that form its roof appearing to erupt through the surface of the surrounding plaza. The dramatic, unusual structure also assists with the museum’s passive energy savings, as skylights placed within the north and north-west facing pyramids allow for maximum natural light while minimizing the impact of solar heat.

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