The Minhang Museum is the anchor in a new culture park developed in the Minhang District of Shanghai. The 15,000-square-meter museum is designed as a spiral rising out of the ground. The green roof of the wedge-shaped auditorium acts as an extension of the park’s landscape and incorporates amphitheater-style seating that forms a public space from which to view the park. In direct dialog with the park, the Museum experience includes a series of linked outdoor spaces – entry plaza, sculpture courtyard, and rooftop garden. Three exhibition spaces, arranged around a vertical lobby, showcase Ma Qiao cultural artifacts, traditional musical instruments, and Minhang history.