The Yunshan Art Museum oversees the scenic Simian Mountain of Chongqing and nearby the historic Zhongshan town. With its unique folklore shaped by the local landscape, accumulated an ideal and rich artistic atmosphere for this museum.
The distinctive Danxia landforms, assisted by the surrounding vegetation, composes a special, though natural, heart-shaped waterfall. The touching message, “You are in my eye; I am in your heart,” and the love story of the heavenly ladder endow the Simian Mountain with the extraordinary culture of “love.” People come here to search the origins of love, no matter what the love between people, love with objects and love among nature.
CROX extract the natural elements of water, wood, stone, and sky from the surrounding Simian Mountain and envision visitors by an artistic feeling that encountering the indolent pleasures.
The flowing waterscape welcoming visitors with its dynamic mirroring surface and architecture. When passing by the entrance, as the terrain gradually sinks, the art museum’s lobby appears on the corner.
Sunlight penetrates the slanting roof through the side windows, interplaying the falling Chinese characters and calligraphy installation to form the extraordinary “love waterfall.” The ground, coated with stainless steel, interacts with the romantic ancient poems, delivers an immersive feeling that inspires imaginations. As visitors entered into the exhibition with the changes between bright and dark, an intuitive and profound artistic experience takes shape.
Stone carries memories. Stepping into the main hall through the terrazzo stairs, the recycled old store and the new forms a visual contrast on the wall, creating a conversation of the past while illustrating the future.
Mountains are filled with wood, bringing a sense of nature. The giant roof is made of walnut wood, in order to retain this warm sense to the ceiling, walls, stairs and the furniture. The coffee bar, along with the installation, giving visitors a feeling of comfort to facilitate recreation and achieve new life experiences.
Sky surrounds you whenever you look up. The ceiling’s three-dimensional wavy structure is inspired by the various cloud forms floating over the Simian Mountain. By imitating these flashing moments, CROX integrate the element of sky into the celling, consolidating slices to form cloud shapes. The transparent materials and the customized LED light mimic the natural sunlight. Sky is right above the head, delivering a changing visual and spatial sensation.
CROX is searching for the ancient scents of Chuan and Yu within a new architecture, integrating it into the tranquility of mountains. The art museum is thus accompanied by the clouds. Encountering it—Oh! You are here!