The Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum was completed in 2008 with the aid of the Sunlay architectural practice who modified the original structure so that the building’s outline was reformed.
Located in Tianjin, China, the museum was designed as a “walking building” since it offers a layout that gives a view toward various changing sceneries. The designers wanted the structure to reflect the existing landscape and thus to integrate in it rather that stand out.
Access to the museum is made through a central steel bridge and the predominant color inside is grey. There are sixteen structural columns whose design was processed to improve the structure’s performance and reduce its weight.
The museum is the focal point in the area with its U-like shape and a broken line structure with a coffee platform extending from the center to integrate the interior and exterior framework together. The transparent structure connects the spaces inside with the landscape and they create an organic whole with an intuitive layout.