MAD completes landmark museum for Inner Mongolia

A striking museum has been completed in the city of Ordos, Inner Mongolia, designed by Chinese architecture firm MAD.

The Art and City museum was commissioned by the municipal government of Ordos in 2005 and is envisaged to form an integral part of a city that has quickly emerged in the Gobi Desert.

With its polished metal facade and spherical form, the museum pays homage to the centuries-old culture and history of the region.

The design was said to be inspired by the seminal geodesic domes by Buckminster Fuller.

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