Gallery: MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and A...

Our friends at MVRDV have done it again, winning the competition for the China Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou. The speech bubble inspired design is made of eight fantastical balloon shaped sections that form almost 100,000 square feet of museum space. Parks, islands and public spaces make up the space age looking museum, with each of the eight bubbles featuring a different facet of comics and animation.

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  1. thedisgruntledarchitect May 6, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I saw this recently in an online architecture magazine and my immediate thought was that this is initially odd, but the application seems fitting to the fantastic nature of the exhibition content. However, I question how successful the museum will be. Animation and digital arts applications tend to thrive in the digital environment, as do the users and creators- this is a primary online community. Does that community or the art type itself want to be housed in a “traditional” museum application? I think this is a missed opportunity for a progressive and innovative digital environment to be architected to accommodate a museum application. In that capacity, I also think the digital environment will be far more sustainable and green that the built environment in this case. It is fascinating to look at though, thanks for the renderings!

  2. Hong C. May 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Looks like Victor Vetterline’s anime & manga stuff @

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