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Tibet Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum // Shenzhen HuaHui Design

Tibet, China

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The site of the Museum is located in the newly developed Cijuelin cultural and creative park, which is on a slight slope extending from the Lhasa river valley facing the old city proper of Lhasa across the river to the north, and surrounded by mountains on its eastern , western and southern sides.

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

Tibet is considered to be a holy place close to the sky, with the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple being pilgrims’ destinations. So , our basic design concept of “Heavenly Road” is consistent with the most unique natural and cultural genes here. The concept of “heavenly road” is embodied at three levels.

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© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

Firstly, we find a walking path at physical level. Inspired by the prototype of zigzag footpath of Potala Palace, it is transformed into a spatial circulation rising from the entrance of the site to the building and spiraling up inside the museum.
Secondly, it means a unique experience of space.

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© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

The main volume of the museum evolves from the main hall of the Jokhang Temple, forming an introverted and stable space.

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© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

© Shenzhen HuaHui Design

The touring path of the “heavenly road” put up in such a space creates a diversified spatial experience that makes people feel tall, narrow, spacious, dim, or bright in different public spaces or exhibition chambers, and indicates an reflection of a special journey of life.The subtle psychological and emotional changes triggered by the unique spacial experience leads to a third meaning of the heavenly road, the road of heart.After appreciating the rich intangible cultural heritage of Tibet through a hard climb, visitors will finally reach the ending point where they can overlook the Potala Palace across both time and space, establishing a dialogue as well as paying a tribute not only to Tibet’s great natural landscapes, history and culture, but also to the holy land at the bottom of everyone’s heart. Credits:- Director Architect – Guowei Liao- Chief Architect – Cheng Xiao.

Tibet Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum Gallery

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