Art space -The Use of Uselessness
Minsheng Museum of Modern Art is located at 798 district, which is a perfect fusion of contemporary art and factory style. It was completed in 2015 by Studio Zhu-Pei. Recently, program "the designer" of phoenix TV made an exclusive interview of Minsheng Museum of Modern Art.
In the interview, Zhu Pei states that “I think what most challenging and the most meaningful thing of architecture renovation is how to keep the memory of architecture furthest. The use of uselessness is dealing with things at right level, instead of rendering excessively."
The original body of the museum is an old factory in the 1980s, which filled with beauty of time without any specialties. Zhu Pei was attracted to its quality of simplicity and rebuilt it as art museum fusion of the past and present. The handmade quality of façade, the extension of staircases in ladder shape, and also the natural light sprinkling from the roof, all in together, contribute vitality to the architecture.