He Art Museum

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Cultural
  • Company/Firm
    Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
  • Lead Designer
    Tadao Ando
  • Architect
    Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
  • Interior Designer
    Tadao Ando
  • Const. Company
    China Construction Eight Engineering Division Corp
  • Location
    Shunde, Guangdong, China
  • Project Date
    May 2020
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Located in Shunde, Guangdong, He Art Museum (HEM) is a family found, non-profit private art museum designed by Tadao Ando.

Focusing on the culture and arts in modern and contemporary period with an international vision, HEM is devoted to present compelling art exhibitions, as well as diverse and open cultural activities. With its unique qualities, HEM hopes to establish a hub of communication to explore the integral values of cross-cultural exchange.

The design of HEM’s architecture pursues the philosophy of spatial integration, involving geometrical design elements - square and circle - to create a sense of contrast. Tadao Ando challenges the idea of “dynamic geometry” in the design. Different size of circles expanded to the outside, creating a sense of tension and rhythm. These circles constructed the space of the building through ripple-like expansion: from top to bottom, with the overlapping of four circles.

Highlighted with the world’s first and only double-helix staircase made with slick concrete and spacious innovative exhibition halls in circular structure, it hopes to utilize the space to create multi-dimensional cultural and artistic experiences for audiences.