Casanova + Hernandez Architects believe designed the Ceramic Museum and Mosaic Park located in Dalian, China.
The urban extension of Jinzhou, a metropolis of three million inhabitants located lower than 500 kilometres north-east of Beijing, has been articulated by the creation of a brand new immense public park of 176 Ha in an set reclaimed from the sea. Within the direction of a first segment, the park hosts the 2013 Jinzhou World Panorama Art Exposition and once the Expo is closed, the set will turn into the central park of a brand new urban pattern.
20 international designers had been commissioned to get 20 initiatives interior a similar circular perimeter in diversified areas of the park linking the program and the identity of the designs to the cultural background of the designers. The get of the Expo depends on the paradox that globalization, even supposing it has most often been linked with the destruction of native cultural identity, would possibly per chance presumably even be ready to generate some roughly identity. The Mosaic Park mission goes previous that and objectives to execute a hyperlink between citizens and the distance, giving a critical wider which draw to the effort.
The mission experiments with the belief of cultural hybridization, which is a phenomenon developed at some level of many centuries of industrial and cultural alternate between West and East.
On the one hand, the usage of broken native ceramic gadgets of diversified colours for the materialization of the pavement and benches of the park and for the facades of the museum conjures up the mosaic custom that changed into once accepted at some level of Europe by the Roman Empire and that has evolved along history till the blow their private horns day bringing technical choices much like the trecandís plot old by the Catalan modernist architects. On the diversified hand, the geometry of the park is electrified by the crackled glaze of the Chinese language porcelain developed from the 10th century at some level of the Tune Dynasty within the Ru Ware and Ge Ware ceramic gadgets. The Mosaic park and the Ceramic Museum remind citizens that the Jinzhou space changed into once once a production set of ceramic and porcelain, even supposing this custom-made changed into once misplaced for centuries, being at the original time forgotten.
Architect: Casanova + Hernandez Architects
Photography: Ben McMillan