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Himalayas Art Center

Add:1188 Fangdian Rd

Tel:021-5033 9801

Time:10am-5pm, closed on Mondays


The museum was designed by Arata Isozaki, famous for his design of the Barcelona Olympics Stadium and the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art.

For the Himalayas Center Complex, Isozaki created the soft curves of an organic forest within the hard, symmetrical lines of crystalline cubes.

The 31-meter high “forest” comprises the lower half of the construction, and is the soul of the building. The uneven walls contain large expanses of irregularly shaped holes and the structure has a sense of freedom of movement.

Art and culture are the essence of the complex. It combines the interior spatial designs of an art museum with the functions and layout of a shopping mall.

Although it contains an art museum and a theater, the exhibition scene is not too active since the location is far from downtown. A direct metro line, No. 7, stops at Huamu Station near the museum.

Admission: 50 yuan