CULTURAL MASTER PLAN AND QUANZHOU MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – QUANZHOU, CHINA

In 2011 GCAM was retained by the Quanzhou State Asset Bureau to develop a Cultural Master Plan, at the site of a former factory complex, for a world class cultural center that would include a museum of Modern and contemporary art and be an essential destination for international cultural tourists.  Frank Gehry was the architect for the Master Plan.

The Cultural Master Plan developed by GCAM encompassed a former factory complex to be renovated and converted into museum spaces for them to accommodate artworks commissions and exhibitions; a new museum building designed by Frank Gehry, whose iconic design would become the symbol of Quanzhou’s renaissance; and commercial and residential redevelopment of the surrounding area whose proceeds could fund the cultural components of the Master Plan.

The element that would make the new Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art unique would be the juxtaposition of the industrial architecture of the mid 20-century factory buildings with the ultra-contemporary, hi-tech sophistication and elegance of Frank Gehry.

The programming for the museum would focus on temporary exhibitions and commissions for contemporary artists.  Exhibitions would have a strong Chinese identity but still feature and engage all contemporary cultures in a vibrant aesthetic discourse.  Commissions for contemporary artists would be the most cost-efficient way to constitute the core of the collection.  Furthermore, in situ commissioned artworks would take advantage of the architectural specificities of the factory complex and give the museum’s collection its unique identity.


文化总体规划和泉州当代艺术博物馆——中国,泉州

2011年.GCAM受聘于泉州市国有资产管理局,为坐落于废旧工厂区的世界一流文化中心制定一份文化总体规划。该文化中心包括一所现当代艺术博物馆,目标是成为国际文化游游客的必选目的地。弗兰克·盖里是此项目总体规划的建筑师。

GCAM制定的文化总体规划内容包括:修缮废旧工厂,将其转变成博物馆展厅,承接艺术品委托和展览;博物馆新楼由弗兰克·盖里设计,其形象的设计也成为泉州文艺复兴的标志;周边商用或住宅用地的开发都可以为总体规划中的文化元素提供资金。

20世纪中期工厂的工业建筑和弗兰克最当代的、高雅的、高科技的精致艺术放在一起,让泉州当代艺术博物馆大放异彩。

博物馆的展览安排重点是临时展览和当代艺术家的作品委托展。展览带有强烈的中国色彩,但生机勃勃的艺术环境仍然展示和吸引着每一种当代艺术。当代艺术家的作品委托展是建立藏品核心库的最有效的方式。此外,就在原来位置上的艺术品可以利用工厂区的建筑特点,赋予博物馆藏品独一无二的特性。