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‘Drive-In’ Automobile Museum in Nanjing / China by 3Gatti

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 26.08.2009 - Tagged as: , ,

Automobile Museum in Nanjing / China

Automobile Museum in Nanjing / China

The Italian practice 3Gatti won the competition for a car museum in the southern Chinese city of Nanjing.

The museum is articulated in two concentric ramps, which formally consist of a single surface folded up spirally. The “wrinkled” surface of the exhibition space enables the visitors different views of the exposed cars.

Driving up the ramp

Driving up the ramp

“The design of the building is dedicated to the automobile, where the automobile is also the vehicle to visit the space.

You visit the first external ramp of the museum with your own private car, like a safari, you park your car on the roof and visit by foot the internal ramp going down.

The building could seem to appear as a urban car exhibitor, with its corners and angles filled with tempting shining exposed automobiles”, explains Francesco Gatti.

View sight anlysis

View sight anlysis

Automobile Museum by 3Gatti

Automobile Museum by 3Gatti

Chief architect: Francesco Gatti

Project manager: Summer Nie

Collaborators: Nicole Ni, Muavii Sun, Chen qiuju, Jimmy Chu, Luca Spreafico, Damiano Fossati, Kelly Han.

Client: Jiangsu Head Investment group CO.,LTD

Location: Jiangning area, high-tech zone, Nanjing, China.

Total floor area: 15000 m²

Intended construction period: 2009

Materials: Steel structure, resin coating, glass partitions.

to the 3Gatti website