Aurora Museum Plaza & Canopy
With the addition of a new museum by architect Tadao Ando, the need for public space that matched the modernity of the museum addition and of urban Shanghai was paramount. The new public plaza is a visual bridge between the classical style of the existing Aurora building and the new museum, and utilizes a clean and modern palette of materials that reflects the aesthetic of the new museum, while responding to the existing building’s architecture and color scheme.
The canopy structure is an ephemeral expression that transcends the idea of a traditional canopy. it effortlessly cantilevers out from the existing building as an all glass structure; a major work of public art, yet ‘invisible’ to allow the museum to take center stage.