Zaha Hadid Architects unveil design of Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum

Works on site are underway on the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum, located within the Guangming Science City.

ZHA Architects
ZHA Architects

Designed by ZHA Architects, the museum will be a key destination to learn and explore the power of science and technology and understand their impact on our life and future. Linked with universities, schools and innovation centres across China, the museum will form the region’s World Class Science City, becoming a landmark institution that will showcase and strengthen Shenzhen’s global position as a leading centre of innovation and technology. 

With a total area of approximately 125,000sq m, the museum’s U-shaped plan guides visitors through its sequence of interconnecting public spaces, galleries and educational facilities centred around its atrium courtyard.

Incorporating maximum adaptability as a basic design principle, the geometries, proportions and spatial experience of each gallery will offer visitors a varied experience each time they visit. While some galleries can remain familiar and unchanged, others will change according to the type of exhibition showing at the time.

Becoming an important public building for the city and a significant centre for youth education, the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum is planned as benchmark for sustainability within the region’s civic architecture.

As the museum will be located within Shenzhen’s subtropical climate with a mild winter and warm spring/autumn, the design optimises energy conservation during Shenzhen’s hot, humid summer with the very high thermal insulation performance of its envelope together with high-efficiency glazing, HVAC, lighting and smart building management systems.

Construction of the museum is planned for completion in late 2023.

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