Located between the Huangpu River and Longteng Avenue, the West Bund Art Museum will form a key part of the West Bund Masterplan — which intends to turn this former industrial area into a new cultural district.

The strip of over nine square kilometres also includes privately run art galleries, such as an exhibition space run by the Chi She artists collective and Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Cloud Pavilion.

And earlier this month, contemporary art curator Qiao Zhibing inaugurated Tank Shanghai, a 60,000-square-metre space integrating multilevel exhibition spaces, plazas, gardens, a bookstore, an education center and restaurants.

And, set to open later this year, the West Bund Art Museum will further expand the West Bund’s cultural hub. The 22,000-square-meter space — designed by British architect David Chipperfield, who spoke about his design recently with The Art Newspaper — features three main galleries, centred around a three-story lobby with a triple-height atrium…

Reblogged from Malay Mail

Image courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects