This Cave-Like Art Gallery Has Been Built Inside A Sand Dune

A network of subterranean concrete galleries forms the UCCA Dune Art Museum, which Beijing-based OPEN Architecture has completed in Qinhuangdao, China. The building, which took three years to complete, is carved into a dune on a beach in the coastal city in northeast China.

Its experimental design is emblematic of the current mood in the country, according to OPEN Architecture co-founder Li Hu.

“I feel like this whole country is the experiment,” he told Dezeen. “Many things are changing and life has changed super fast and yet we still live in the cities that we inherited.”

“The architecture, the very concept of architecture, the city, it’s all changing,” he continued.

“Now, one of the advantages we have in China is that we have the chance to build a new architecture – to start from scratch.”

More: OPEN Architecture h/t: dezeen

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