Changing Islands: Pingtan Art Museum
An artist rendering of the PingTan Art Museum, to be built in China. (Credit: MAD Architects)
The largest private art museum in Asia will need more than just a lot of space to be built -- it's going to take its own island. Designed to be constructed on an artificial island that's connected to another artificial island in the Fujian province of China, the Pingtan Art Museum was designed by the MAD architect firm in China. According to the Telegraph, the city that will surround the Pingtan Art Museum doesn't actually exist yet -- it's still in the planning process and has no specific finish date. The museum itself, which is in the construction phase, will imitate the surrounding environment and look similar to ancient caves on the interior. According to the MAD website, the museum "will create a new space for the city and the city's inhabitants and further inspire them to reflect on the impact made by time and nature."