CLADmag issue4 2018

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The museum has exhibition spaces, a café and a reading room

PHOTO: WU QINGSHAN

Sandcastle-inspired Dune Museum opens on China’s Gold Coast

T

he Ullen Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA)

extended to include a tidal causeway.

outside Beijing on China’s

This unique area – accessible only

Gold Coast, inspired by sandcastles.

at low tide – will link visitors to a

Located in the Aranya Gold Coast

semi-submerged “Sea Art Space”. In a statement, UCCA director

Sea, UCCA Dune is the region’s first

Philip Tinari said: “UCCA is

major contemporary art institution.

excited to move beyond its flagship

Designed by Li Hu and Huang

location in Beijing with a permanent

Wenjing of OPEN Architecture, UCCA

presence in this stunning building

Dune was created to evoke “children’s

in a gorgeous natural setting.

tireless digging in the sand”. It is

“We look forward to working

almost entirely covered by windswept

with great artists to show their

dunes and features a network of

work in this new context, and to

interconnected caves which house

offering our members and visitors

10 exhibition galleries, a café,

the chance for an unforgettable

reception area, and reading room.

art experience by the sea.”

The museum has been in the pipeline for three years

PHOTO: WU QINGSHAN

930 sq m, and in 2019 it will be

has opened a museum

Community on the shore of the Bohai

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The building covers an area of