MEIXI LAKE MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART - CHANGSHA, CHINA

Changsha Meixi Lake Co. is developing the Meixi Lake International Service Area in the Pioneer District, located on the western side of Changsha.  The Pioneer District encompasses 1,200 km2.  Meixi Lake sits in the center of this zone and spans 14.8 km2.  An International Research and Development Center, International Business Center, International Art and Culture Center, and International Residential Center are being developed on the shore of this 3,000 acre lake. 

With an architectural design by Zaha Hadid, the International Art and Culture Center will be a critical component of this development.  Since November 2011, GCAM has been actively engaged in the design and development of a new museum of contemporary art for this Center: the Meixi Lake Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.  The Zaha Hadid-designed museum is approximately 30,000 square meters, half of which will be exhibition space. 

GCAM’s Concept Development Study proposed a museum that was dedicated to exhibiting, preserving and promoting Chinese and international art from 1850 to the present.  A dynamic range of exhibition spaces was proposed that encompasses a Center for Design, Technology, Fashion and Architecture; a Big Box for site-specific installations by contemporary artists; exhibition spaces for rotating special exhibitions; a Center for Chinese and Hunan Art; a Global Platform exhibition space divided into three geographical regions to feature work by selected international artists rotating every 18 months; and a permanent collection exhibition space.

An official ground breaking ceremony took place in November 2012.  The museum is currently under construction and it is anticipated to open in 2017.


中国长沙——梅溪湖现当代艺术馆

梅溪湖投资(长沙)有限公司正在长沙大河西先导区开发梅溪湖国际服务区。长沙先导区占地1200平方公里,梅溪湖正坐落在这一区域的中心,横跨14.8平方公里。在这个3000亩湖泊的湖畔正在开发一个国际研发中心,国际商务中心,国际文化艺术中心和国际住宅中心。

由扎哈·哈迪德设计的梅溪湖国际文化艺术中心将成为先导区开发的重要组成部分。从2011年11月起,GCAM一直在积极参与为该中心设计和开发一座当代艺术博物馆:即梅溪湖现当代艺术馆。由扎哈·哈迪德设计的这座博物馆面积约为3万平方米,其中一半都是展览空间。

GCAM的《概念开发研究》提出,这座博物馆将致力于展览、保存和促进1850年至今的中国和国际艺术。《研究》还提出了展览空间的动态范围,它包括一个设计、科技、时尚与建筑中心;一个展示当代艺术家特定地点装置的大盒子;轮流展出专题展览的展览空间;中国和湖南艺术中心;一个分成三个地理区域的全球平台展示空间,每18个月更换一次展出精选的国际艺术家的特色作品;以及一个永久收藏展览空间。

2012年11月举行了正式的奠基仪式。目前该博物馆正在建设当中,预计在2017年开放。