|Shanghai`s First "Museum Complex" Planned in Jiading
|According to the officials, Shanghai`s first "museum complex" of dozens of museums and art galleries in Jiading District will start to build by the end of the year.
The Haishang Cultural Museum Complex, to cover 67,000 square meters, will be finished by about 2020 and become a new cultural landmark in the area on the city`s outskirts, said Yao Qiang, deputy director of the district bureau of culture, radio, film and TV.
The district government has been developing a batch of cultural venues in recent years as most major museums and theaters are downtown region, requiring an inconvenient commute for residents.
Designed by Portuguese architect Carlos Castanheira, the complex will have a minimalist style and will include various museums and galleries in three storys, along with cafes, teahouses, a calligraphy training room and a park.
The complex will be divided into more than 30 individual exhibition rooms, ranging from 500-3,000 square meters, with space for workshops and seminars.
News source: Shanghai Daily