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Shanghai Natural History Museum – Shanghai China

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Shanghai-Natural-History-Museum_006_DST  8854-236  8854-236
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Building:  Shanghai Natural History Museum
Location:  Shanghai China
Architect: Perkins + Will
Mechanical and Structural Engineer: Tongji University Architectural Design & Research Institute
Contractor: Shanghai Construction Group
Completed: 2015

AEInterests:
Natural inspirations: form derived from nautilus shell, central wall with cellular structure pattern, wall of vegetation, and stone wall like tectonic plates; Chinese cultural elements; skin maximizes daylight and minimizes solar gain, pond offers evaporative cooling, geothermal heating and cooling, and rain water collection

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Written by Jordan Stirling

July 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Posted in Built

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