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AIA Building Tours | The Shanghai Planetarium

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AIA Shanghai Building Tour | The Shanghai Planetarium

The international competition-winning design celebrates the continuum of time and space: it is modern and forward-looking while at the same time presents a link to the past, mirroring both the rich history of Chinese astronomy and the future ambitions of China’s space exploration program.


“In linking the new Museum to both scientific purpose and to the celestial references of buildings throughout history, the exhibits and architecture will communicate more than scientific content: they will illuminate what it means to be human in a vast and largely unknown universe.”

——Thomas Wong, Design Partner

Learning Objectives:

1. What are the three major architectural features that communicate astronomical content to visitors?                                                                                                                        

2.   How does the primary circulation path within the building speak to larger patterns of planetary movement?                                                                                                                          

3.  What are primary features of the project that support a 3 Star rating?                                                                                                                                                                   

4.   How does the building help a visitor to understand the concept of scale within the solar system? 

5.  How will the museum engage the larger community of Shanghai?                      


AIA Members - Free

Non Members - RMB 100

Space for this tour is strictly limited. Please register by November 16, 6pm to confirm your space.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

9am - 1pm (please note the tour will leave at 9am, attendees should arrive early to ensure a timely tour)

Continuing Education

3 hours of AIA CEU will be available for members. Please look for the CEU sign-in sheet.