Wang Shu – special design – maintain architecture heritage.
His buildings have the unique ability to evoke the past, without making direct references to history.
The History Museum at Ningbo is one of those unique buildings that while striking in photos, is even more moving when experienced.This building is constructed of bricks salvaged from buildings which had been demolished to facilitate new developments. Wang is a keen supporter of architectural heritage where globalisation has stripped cities of their special attributes.
The museum is an urban icon, a well-tuned repository for history and a setting where the visitor comes first. The richness of the spatial experience, both in the exterior and interior is remarkable. This building embodies strength, pragmatism and emotion.