China to get its first design museum

Fumihiko

London’s V&A Museum will collaborate with developer China Merchants Group on the Shekou Museum in Shenzhen designed by Tokyo architect Fumihiko Maki.

The facility will be the first museum in the country dedicated to design.

The Japanese architect, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1993, unveiled models of the museum to coincide with the formal signing of an agreement between the V&A and the Chinese development company.

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Due to open at the end of 2016, the Shekou Museum is part of Maki’s Shenzen Sea World Cultural Arts Centre project, which is already under construction. It will host a permanent gallery space for the London institution as well as offer additional space for it to present major exhibitions.

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