China, Changchun 

Museum for Culture, Fine Arts and Science


Competition 2006 – 1st Prize
Meinhard von Gerkan
Nikolaus Goetze
Project leaders
Hinrich Müller, Marc Ziemons
Changchun Science and Culture Center Project Leading Team
Construction period
Gross floor area
107,500 m²
3 Museums à 81 x 81m edge length



Marcus Bredt

Three museums form the "Changchun Museum for Culture, Fine Arts and Science". The three stone cubes, housing the three museums, are positioned around a common foyer in shape of a windmill. Different in its expression, and sculptural facade detail, the same in color and material, the museum laid the foundation for a new neighborhood in the southeast of the city. The three museums have the same site development idea: sun-screened exhibition spaces arranged along the visitors’ tour. The rooms are linked by open bridges.