Science Museum, Nanchang (China)
A parametrically designed business card for the new high-tech campus
In December 2020, Inbo opened the new Science Museum in Nanchang, China. The building is the entrance to the larger Ganjiang district and the Wanchuang Science City campus. At this location, Inbo is designing an entire campus for internet of things (IoT), cloud computing and new materials, which promises to turn this spot into the leading regional knowledge hub for future-tech industry.
This was the first time Inbo realised a building using parametric design at this scale. We used parametric scripts for the architectural design and to minimise residual materials. We linked the models directly to materials and production methods, which significantly sped up the design process. The result is a flexible and sustainable building design and a striking business card for the new campus.
We utilised our I-CAM methodology (Inbo Campus Assessment Model) to analyse and map out the complexity of the development of a campus. We used the results to shape the concept and strategy, which resulted in a green and healthy environment that prioritises knowledge exchange and innovation.
- Vanke Nanchang
- Gross floor area
- 4,500 sqm GFA museum, 6.5 hectares of urban design
- Mark Dekker