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Old November 2nd, 2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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I.M. Peiís Masterpiece-- Suzhou Museum (2006)

Suzhou Museum Suzhou, China

Designed by: I.M. Pei

The 15,000-square-meter Suzhou Museum will house the rich treasures of the 2,500-year-old city, and will complement both the artifacts and Suzhou itself with its traditionally inspired yet contemporary architecture. The museum will be equipped with 7,000 square meters of exhibition galleries, a 200-seat auditorium, a museum shop, administrative and curatorial offices, a research library & study center and extensive art storage facilities and several Chinese gardens.

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-150,000 m≤ museum
-Major components include 5,000 m≤ of exhibition space, 200-seat auditorium, administrative and curatorial areas, study library, and extensive art collection storage facilities











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Old November 2nd, 2006, 09:32 AM   #2
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 09:36 AM   #3
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Opening Ceremony (Oct, 6th 2006):





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苏唯爱 http://forum.xinhuanet.com/detail.jsp?id=35513124&pg=1
Pei Partnership Architect www.ppa-ny.com/projects/suzhou/suzhou.htm

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Old November 3rd, 2006, 12:19 PM   #4
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Marvelous work of I.M Pei.
I.M Pei is again one of the best Architects of the world....
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Old November 4th, 2006, 06:42 AM   #5
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omg, great lookin!!!!!!!!!!really reflect the chinese culture, love it
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Old November 4th, 2006, 11:42 PM   #6
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Wow!!! Simply amazing! HE also designed the Qatar Museum of Islamic Art here in Doha. I can see some resemblence bettween this museum and ours.


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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #7
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That's a really good design for Suzhou. It's incredibly modern and yet because of it's proportions, the shapes of the roof line etc and colours of rooves and cladding as well as the fact that it's based around a number of internal courtyards, it's very sympathetic to Suzhou's historic built environment.

Excellent piece of architecture.

Also seems to be a rare example of a building turning out better in real life than is depicted in the renders!



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Old November 6th, 2006, 11:47 PM   #8
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Not quite excellent... I prefer red and gold which represent blood and money that express the meanings of power...

This one is too dark and depressing... personal opinion...
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Old November 7th, 2006, 04:21 AM   #9
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modern......and traditional.....
bravo Pei...
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Old November 7th, 2006, 05:55 PM   #10
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It's so beautiful!!
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Old November 7th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #11
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Not quite excellent... I prefer red and gold which represent blood and money that express the meanings of power...

This one is too dark and depressing... personal opinion...
Red and gold would work excellently in Beijing or Xi'an but not in Suzhou. Very few of the old buildings in Suzhou have that colour scheme. The local vernacular is white walls with black/grey roofs. A building in red and gold would stand out like a sore thumb; that's not what you want a modern building like this to do in an ancient city like Suzhou.

I'd hardly call it dark and depressing either...
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Old November 8th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #12
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Red and Gold represents imperial/royal power in Chinese tradition. Suzhou was not the capital of China, such colour would make it look odd.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 04:54 AM   #13
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It's quite nice, very respectful of the environment.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 02:46 PM   #14
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Nice!
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