Japanese architecture studio SANAA has unveiled its design for a museum in Shenzhen, which will be surrounded by an array of hemispherical shapes covered with a lattice roof.
The 100,000 square meter museum will contain a tall, cloud-like horizontal structure designed to look as if it is rolling from the South China Sea.
SANAA designed the building to become a landmark on Longqi Bay. It will take shape as a collection of low-lying lattice domes covered in a stainless-steel louvred mesh.
The Maritime Museum will be organised into three exhibition areas positioned around a large lobby and several courtyards.
Its ground floor will be arranged as a continuous open-plan space without columns that will allow visitors to freely roam.
Also the building will be connected with surrounding green spaces and a nearby wetland park to expand the museum's activity area toward the natural landscape.