Site News: Soft opening at the National Maritime Museum of China in Tianjin

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Photography: Provided by client


Landmark public building achieves completion and commences operation!

This week, the museum commenced┬átrial opening in the form of a ‘soft launch’. This included a restricted number of public visitors while operational kinks are ironed-out and final touches are applied to the grand scale exhibits and features.

The museum will only accept 900 visitor per-day in the current arrangement, with only 2 to 3 of the Halls open to public for the time being.

A formal, State-level opening will follow later in the year and we’re excited to be able to share a full suite of project materials with you then, with photography provided by a world-leading practitioner to fully capture the scale, grandeur and ambition of the project. In the meantime please see the ‘to the moment’ photos we are receiving from the site via our client and local partners.

They’ve also developed a short, interim VR Tour of the building, which you explore using the link below:




Above: Early concept render for comparison