Chaoyang Museum of Urban Planning
63 Nong Zhan Guan Bei Lu, Chaoyang Qu,
Address in Chinese: 东临东四环，位于朝阳公园东五门北侧。
Situated in Chaoyang Park there is a museum for urban planning which showcases the development in the surrounding area. Neighboring the structure are the Olympic Volleyball Stadium and other buildings notable to the city’s central business district. By reclaiming the void among three brick factories, the ‘Choayang Museum for Urban Planning’ is an example in itself of the ongoing progression and existing history of construction.
Organization of the space utilizes the enclosure by the already present buildings in a ‘T-shape’ motif, allowing circulation throughout the museum. The additions include interactive exhibition halls and two cinemas, one of which being a 4D theater. Striations between the reflective material and the brick create a visible juxtaposition of new functions added to the old factories. The rooftop’s undulating silhouette mimics a Zhou-dynasty pattern known as ‘lucky clouds’, a theme also used in the Olympic Games.
FROM BEIJING CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
By Taxi: About 42km
FROM BEIJING RAILWAY STATION
By Taxi: About 10km (25 mins)
Take Subway Line 2 to Chaoyangmen (2 stops)
Take Subway Line 6 to Jintai Road (3 stops)
Alight at Zaoying and walk for about 8 mins (600m)