Be abstract and let nature grow

Best Architectural Design for Museum

About the project
In 1867 the Fuzhou opened it's port to international trade. A shipyard / naval academy was built under French guidance along the Minjiang river. It became a center for china to study European languages and technical sciences. 
A dynamic environment exists in the site today, with urban context that gives way to vegetation. The vegetation is fragmented but has a strong presence, it encircles the shipyard site and connects to the river.
The proposed museum uses fragments from ship construction, factory tectonics and industrial scale. The new structure is formed by existing vegetation / topography. These influences generate an architectural form that is anchored to the existing landscape.
Using existing vegetation as design influence and guide points. Tectonic details are designed with a long term integration process with nature in mind. These details allows vegetation to grow into the architecture and enrich the spatial experience.

7 Zhaozhong Rd, Mawei District, Fuzhou, Fujian, China

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Applicant and authors of the project
Hugo Leonardo Alexander Wennmyr.
«I come from Sweden and have had a rather nomadic lifestyle for the past six years living in Tokyo, Adelaide, Queenstown, Nanjing and Oslo. I've worked on and off in Oslo for the past 3 years at „vigsnæs+kosberg++“ and „jarmund vigsnæs“. they periodically allowed me to travel around the world and enrich my architectural knowledge. During that time I had the chance to visit California, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.»