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.
In addition to featuring the UCCA Dune and Tank Shanghai, the Preview also named OPEN as one of fourteen pioneering architects whose work addresses architecture and urbanism in new and invigorating ways.
On a quiet beach along the coast of northern China’s Bohai Bay, the UCCA Dune Art Museum is carved into the sand, where it gently disappears.
Along the banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River, five decommissioned aviation fuel tanks once stood abandoned on a dilapidated industrial site.