MAD Architects Unveil Design for Nanhai Art Center

Located in Foshan City, Guangdong. 

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MAD Architects is expanding its impressive portfolio with the unveiling of its new design for the Namhai Art Center.

Located in China’s Foshan City, Guangdong, the build is set to feature multiple buildings with a total size of 59,445 square meters. Featuring a grand theater, museum and sports center. Specifically, the art center is located in the Nanhai Cultural District, which is an important urban area that unites Foshan and Guangzhou. For the design, the firm looked to water to inspire its continuous wave design. As such, the space harmonizes both land and sea with its floating sun canopy and waterfront location.

“The traditional culture of Nanhai is in the drum beat and boat drift during the dragon festival boat race and in the kung-fu in the lion dance. Watching them, you can feel the dynamic vibrant, and innovative spirit from ancient times till today. We want to bring it back to modern living here,” said Ma Yansong, the founder partner of MAD Architects. “The local culture of Southern Guangdong is always about the gathering of people. To keep the same lifestyle, it has to be contributed by the contemporary cultural venues. The design of the Nanhai Art Center wants to provide the maximum grey spaces for such activities. It is also inspired by the large eaves of the traditional architecture of Lingnan (ancient broader Guangdong area).”

The Nanhai Arts Center is set to begin construction this year with an estimated completion of 2029. Take a look at what’s to come in the gallery above.

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