Guangdong Museum, inspired by Chinese cultural antiques that located in Hong Kong, was designed by Rocco Design Architects Limited. The Museum’s spatial arrangement takes its inspiration from the legendary concentric ivory balls carving. Each carving slices through the box and reveals different layers and varying degrees of transparency within the interiors, forming interesting spatial patterns and luring visitors through its exhibits inside. The interweaving of interior space pockets also reveals the intricate relationship between the visual and physical connections and separation of the atrium corridor, the individual exhibition halls and the back-of-house service areas.
This deliberate arrangement not only reinforces the clarity and coherence of the treasure-box concept, but also allows flexibility in planning and operation of all the exhibition spaces. In addition, each of the main exhibition halls is punctured with random alcoves of dynamic spatial geometry. Filled with natural light and served as visual breakouts to the outside, they are also transitions between the exhibition halls which offer visitors intimate and well-balanced resting spaces.