Shenzhen museum of natural history 深圳自然历史博物馆

The image that comes to mind when thinking of a classic Natural History Museums is one of grand lobbies with towering dinosaur skeletons, and enfilades of galleries with specimen and vitrines. While we appreciate the spatial grandeur and engineering audaciousness of these structures, our current understanding of science and “the natural” has far progressed beyond the taxonomic, merely descriptive model this classical model represents. We now understand Nature and our position within it as a complex and dynamic system, with blurring distinctions between natural and artifice, dissolving long established categories and hierarchies.

Archi-Tectonics' Natural History Museum of the Future therefore proposes a model that incorporates this new complexity and interconnectivity at its very core – A awe-inspiring overarching structure that communicates the public significance of the building, housing a network of continuous exhibition zones, local ecosystems and habitats, promoting science, learning and future innovation.

Role on the project
My role on the project was Lead/Senior Designer of the design team, which included project management, research & analysis, concept design, 3D modelling, spatial organization, creating of diagrams, renderings and animations, meeting with our exhibition consultant, and creating of the submission documents.