Copper Shell-Enclosed Museums

Copper Shell-Enclosed Museums
Art & Design
May 2023

Chinese design studio Wutopia Lab creates the Copper Blockhouse, which is a multifunctional cultural space that is nestled in a copper arch located in Shanghai, China. The structure measures 405 square meters and is a space that is meant to be used to host exhibitions and performances as well as parties, lectures, and skateboarding events.
Ting Yu, the chief architect of Wutopia Lab explains the design and inspiration, noting that "It was the nautical machine factory that inspired me to build this fortress the way a ship is built. The nautical machinery and ships are huge metal objects, thus, I decided to build the building entirely of metal, and copper was chosen in the end. I believe that metal shell is strong enough to protect our souls."
Image Credit: Wutopia Lab