Open Architecture has just presented its unusual design for a nature museum in Shenzhen.
Entitled “The Icebergs and the Sea“, the museum complex will consist of six glass buildings whose shape and appearance resemble icebergs emerging from the subtropical waters of the Chinese city.
These glass ‘icebergs’ draw attention to the issue of global warming and the protection of the marine environment. As the iceberg is one of the most amazing elements in nature, but also the one most at risk due to continuous melting, the architects are sending out an alarming message: “the impact of melting ice caps at the poles may not be so far away from our daily lives!”
A project that will become a new cultural landmark and will also be one of the “ten great new cultural facilities” in Shenzhen, a city that is always ahead of its time in architecture.
“The Icebergs and the Sea” is still in the design phase, but the architects of the studio are studying every single eventuality. Defense zones will be set up, some sort of dykes that will have the arduous task of calming the swells directed towards the museum.
Everything is still in progress, but the project of Open Architecture is really sensational. While waiting to find out who will win, here are the first renderings.