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After more than three years, OPEN’s UCCA Dune Art Museum has been completed. Located on a quiet stretch of beach in Qinhuangdao, the museum quietly disappears underneath the dunes into which it is carved— creating an intimate space for art hidden between the sea and the sand.

Two of OPEN’s works, the Garden School (Beijing No. 4 High School Fangshan Campus) and the recently completed Vertical Campus (Tsinghua Ocean Center) have been selected for the Italian exhibition “Metropoli Novissima.” Held in Naples, this major group showcase names OPEN as one of “the greatest protagonists of urbanism and international architecture”, and the Garden School and Vertical Campus as part of a handful of internationally relevant architectural works highlighting the sustainable redevelopment of urban suburbs.

Two of OPEN’s upcoming projects, the UCCA Dune Art Museum and Tank Shanghai, were featured in The New York Times’ annual Fall Arts Preview this past Sunday. The Preview, an important introduction to the most influential upcoming events in the arts around the world, also includes the Times’ longest story on architecture each year. The UCCA Dune Art Museum and Tank Shanghai were among a handful of works of contemporary architecture highlighted by this year’s Preview as defining the fall season.  

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