Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology

This 272,000-square-foot teaching museum supports research and study of the arts on a growing campus for Zhejiang University. The contemporary design alludes to various aspects of traditional Chinese architecture and garden design. The complex brings together three major elements—public exhibition, art study and storage, and academics.

The museum’s entry and lobby overlook a garden along a canal to the south. The double-height lobby leads to an interior promenade, accessing galleries and public amenities, including a café, retail store, and auditorium. The four-story academic wing has its own entry facing the new campus to the north, and contains the library, auditorium, classrooms, seminar rooms, study centers, conservation lab and education center. Anticipated completion 2018.