Chengdu Tianfu Art Museum and Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum are two art museums designed by CSD Design located in Tianfu Art Park near Yinggui Lake in Chengdu, China. Chengdu Tianfu Art Museum and Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum opened in 2021.
Chengdu Tianfu Art Museum covers about 40,000 square meters in total, including an exhibition space of nearly 13,000 square meters. There are 13 professional exhibition halls, 4 public education spaces, 2 university lecture halls and 6 art warehouses. It is a comprehensive large-scale urban art museum that focuses on the local culture of Tianfu, collecting and researching the development background of local art, as well as observing and presenting the most recent research on international and national art history and the current state of art. creation.
The Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art covers about 33,000 square meters in total, including an exhibition space of more than 10,000 square meters. It contains 8 professional exhibition halls, 3 public education spaces, 2 professional art warehouses, 1 video room and several multi-mode art spaces. The museum aspires to be a comprehensive and forward-thinking international art center. It aims to illustrate the future growth of art as well as the different ways in which art can be incorporated into everyday life.
The design team took inspiration from Chengdu’s city flower, Hibiscus, to develop this overall shape. The overall shape of Chengdu Tianfu Art Museum represents the high mountains that surround Chengdu. In both art museums, the design team aimed to combine different design languages and materials to communicate the urban feel and humanistic character of Chengdu.
The Chengdu Tianfu Museum of Art exhibits galleries that are largely made up of bamboo paneling and have a soft look, while the Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art has a geometric design in bright gray tones.
According to CDS Design, “Contemporary art space design is different from commercial space design in that it is not just decorative design in the traditional sense, but design that can reflect the temperament of the architectural space and satisfy the function and transmission of the spirit of the space.”
Instead of a simple shape, the team emphasizes that the petal shape signifies the tolerance and humanistic attitude of Chengdu people’s art and life. Bamboo veneer was chosen by the design team to express the regional and modern essence of Sichuan.
“As for the lighting of the whole space, due to the curved shape of the tray, the design team maintains the concept of light transmission from the bamboo shed and uses the intelligent system to control the area. lighting and lighting intensity depending on the distribution of sunlight and indoor light, said the design team.
The same bamboo veneer was also used in the staircase and floor railings to contribute to the architectural and sculptural feel of the space, which is in keeping with the artistic temperament of the art museum. In the facilities exhibition hall, there is a circular rest area where visitors can relax while admiring the surroundings.
At both art museums, the design team will use distinct design languages and materials to communicate the urban feel and humanistic character of Chengdu. Bamboo veneer is used in the art museum to showcase the regional and modern essence of Sichuan. The design of the Museum of Contemporary Art is more streamlined and basic, with spatial rhythm and implicit forces. He is, however, cosmopolitan and passionate.