New Suzhou Museum by I.M.Pei

Monday, February 4, 2008

Founded in 1960 and originally located in the national historic landmark, Zhong Wang Fu palace complex, Suzhou Museum has been a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. A new museum designed by world famous architect I.M.Pei was completed in October 2006, covering over 10,700 square meter and located at the cross of Dongbei Street and Qimen Road.

This New Suzhou Museum is designed by I.M.Pei and is considered the last piece of architecture by him.

I.M.Pei likes Triangular shapes a lot and this building actually potray how creatively he combines the triangular shape to create both old and new ambiance for this museum.

I.M.Pei also incorporate natural lights into the his design and you can obviously view the contrast of dark and light area.

He also used the traditional Suzhou garden element to create a courtyard for the museum.
Suzhou Museum