In 2011, MAD architects commenced a project to build a museum in Ordos, China. Located in inner Mongolia, architects conceived of the museum’s design as a reaction to the rigidity imposed by master plans.
Learn more about the building’s lines of defiance in the architectural firm’s description below:
Conceived as a reaction to the strict geometry of the master plan, the Art & City museum by MAD Architects is an amorphous building that seems like it has landed on the earth. Its surrounding dunes, monumental stairways and belvederes have been generated from the empty Gobi desert which was here just a few years ago.