Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition, China (04/02/2017)

Wolf D. Prix- Published in 2A Magazine, Edition 38 / Winter 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition

Shenzhen, China (2007-2016)

Wolf D. Prix

The Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) is part of the master plan for the Futian Cultural District, the new urban center of Shenzhen. The project combines two independent yet structurally unified institutions: The Muse- um of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Planning Exhibition (PE) as a cultural meeting point and a venue for architectural exhibitions. The lobby, multifunction- al exhibition halls, auditorium, conference rooms and service areas will be used jointly.

Both museums are designed as separate entities emphasizing their individual functional and artistic requirements and yet are merged in a monolithic body surrounded by a multifunctional facade. This transparent facade and a sophis- ticated internal lighting concept allow a deep view into the joint entrance and transitional areas between the buildings.


Client: Shenzhen Municipal Culture Bureau, Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau, Shenzhen, China

Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L) AU – Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH

Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix

Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg

Design Architects: Quirin Krumbholz, Jörg Hugo, Mona Bayr

Project Architects: Angus Schoenberger, Veronika Jano- vska, Tyler Bornstein

Project Coordination: Xinyu Wan

Local Architects: HSArchitects, Shenzhen, China

Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany

Mechanical Engineering: Rein- hold Bacher, Vienna, Austria

Lighting Design: AG Licht, Bonn, Germany

Cost Management: Davis Langdon & Seah, Hong Kong, China


Competition (1st Prize): 2007

Start of Planning: 2008

Start of Construction: 2013

Completion: 2016


Site Area: 21,688 m2

Gross Floor Area: 80,000 m2

Building Height/Length/Width: 40 m / 160 m / 140 m

Number of Stories: 7