X’IAN AEROSPACE PARK MUSEUM

X’ian, Shaanxi Province, China

The X'ian Aerospace Museum represents the sequential process of discovery – from visual to physical contemplation – with which we have come to understand Space. Sliced at an angle, a platonic sphere opens to the sky. Inside, the arrangement of spaces coincides with the timeline of space exploration. Visitors ascend from below-grade, following orbit-like ramps around the interior of the Sphere. The top of the ramp represents the limits of our exploration to date, looking out over a solar energy farm of photovoltaic tiles. The final step of the journey brings visitors to the central Theater Orb and back to the realm of speculation.

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