A new hill near the lake. Qintai Art Museum by Atelier Deshaus

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Atelier Deshaus. Main architects.- Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng.
Collaboration.- CITIC General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co. Ltd.
Design team
Yichun Liu, Yu Chen, Longhai Wang, Chenchen Hu, Hao Chen, Wen Shen, Chihhan Chen, Yun Tang, Xiaoqi Zhang, Wenchao Wu, Rui Deng, Xin Liu, Zirui Pang, Jiawen Wang, Ye Cao.
Landscape Design.- Wuhan Institute of Landscape Architectural Design Co. Ltd.
Structural Consultant.- AND Office.
Floodlighting Design.- Huajian new era Wuhan Engineering Design Co. Ltd.
Interior Contractor.- Shenzhenwenye Decoration&Design Engineering Co.Ltd.
Lighting Design.- Shanghai Zen Lighting Co., Ltd.
Facade Design.- Shanghai CIMA Engineering Consulting Co. Ltd.
Signage Design.- Nanjing Hanqingtang Design Co. Ltd.
General Contractor.- China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Group Co.Ltd.
Wuhan Real Estate Construction & Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.
43,080 m².
Wuhan, China.
Fangfang Tian, Shengliang Su.


Atelier Deshaus was founded in Shanghai in 2001. The principal, Liu Yichun was born in 1969, obtained Master Degree from Tongji University, Department of Architecture in 1997. The principal, Chen Yifeng was born in 1972, obtained Master Degree from Tongji University, Department of Architecture in 1998.

While winning the architecture awards such as  Business Weeks/Architectural Record China Awards (2006), WA Chinese Architecture Awards (2006&2010), FAR EAST Architecture Awards (2010), Deshaus has been involved recently in major international exhibitions on contemporary Chinese Architecture in Shanghai, Paris, Dusseldorf, Bordeaux, Beijing, Shenzhen, Rotterdam, London, Cincinnati, Brussels, Barcelona, Cadiz, Venice, Prague, Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc. In 2011, Atelier Deshaus was selected by Architectural Record to be one of the 10 firms in year’s Design Vanguard.

Deshaus believes that pragmatic solutions related to contemporary architecture in China requires a rational approach that is linked to a personal touch. The rational and personalized attempt is closely related to its reproduction of the poetical tradition. Deshaus begins by contemplating on who they are and where they are, and sharply observes what is missing in the history of Chinese modern architecture and searches for the new understanding of reason (Li) which does not cut off its relationship with the traditional philos of poetics and ethics (Qing). Such an ambition requires the engagement in memory through art from a cross-culture perspective, the fusion of Li and Qing.




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