Category: Museum, Construction
Principal Architect: Meng Yan

Project Architect: Rao Enchen
Technical Director: Yao Xiaowei
Project Manager: Zhang Yingyuan, Zhang Jiajia (Architecture) Wei Zhijiao, Zhang Xuejuan (Landscape)
Team: Jiang Qingzhou, Chen Shuangyuan, Li Yaozong, Liu Yu, Chen Hui, Liu Kan (Architecture) | Li Guanda, Wang Ziyu, Yin Shuyu (Landscape) | Zhou Yu (Internship)
Concept Design: Travis Bunt, Jessica Cheung, Bernat Riera, Zhong Haohong, Matt Eshleman, Hu Runze, Mark Leong, Jason Wong, Francis Yuen
Previous Research: Jessica Cheung, Wendy Wu, Xu Yijing  


Founded in 2005, as a famous avant-garde art institution in China, OCAT has a long-term mission to the practice and research in the field of contemporary art and theory both inside of China and in the international arena. B10, located at the east side of the main walkway in the OCT-LOFT’s north area, is a two-storey factory built in the early 90s and served as a tape and disk factory initially. The owner wants to complete it by adding functions, such as a library, lecture halls, restaurants, art shops, offices and storages, etc. to upgrade B10 to the headquarter of Shenzhen OCAT, where exhibition, research, communication and education can be carried out.

To create a ‘growing museum’, the center part is removed and an addition part is implanted from top to bottom. The ground floor offers temporary exhibition hall and art shop, which are opened to the public all the time. The core space of the second floor is occupied by a multifunctional hall and a library. The whole third floor serves as a ring-shaped exhibition hall. Three core tubes connected all of the three floors and make the building open to the greatest extent.


Client: Shenzhen OCT Properties Co.,Ltd.
Project Location: OCT LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Project Period: 2013-2022
Project Status: in Construction
Site Area: 6,899㎡
Floor Area: 6,109㎡

(LDI) Structure/ MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing): Tongji Architects
Interior Design: Shenzhen Republic Design & Engineering Co., Ltd.
Landscape Design: PASNO Landscape Design
Facade: PAG Façade Systems Co., Ltd
Lighting Design: RDesign International Lighting
Logo Design: HuangYang Design

Photographers: TAL


Related Projects:

OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen 2005
Upgrade Strategy: International Invitational Exhibition on OCT-LOFT Concept Design 2011
OCT-LOFT Renovation 2012


For more:

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这个展览这周末要结束了,但我也只看了一眼. URBANUS都市实践公众号. 2022-11-04
OCAT深圳馆B10新馆首次亮相. URBANUS都市实践. 2022-09-08
华侨城创意文化园的新伙伴:OCAT B10新馆. 有方公众号. 2022-10-19
建筑师孟岩:理想的当代艺术馆是一间“工厂”. @LOFT 2022.06 (VP.42) 36-46