Picture of the Day: Oval Courtyard at the Shanghai Natural History Museum
Designed by Perkins+Will’s Global Design Director Ralph Johnson, the recently opened Shanghai Natural Museum features an incredible oval pool and courtyard that will surely wow visitors for many years to come.
The 44,517 square meter (479,180 square foot) museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the natural world through the display of more than 10,000 artifacts from all seven continents. The building includes exhibit spaces, a 4D theater, an outdoor exhibit garden, and a 30-meter (98 ft) tall atrium that welcomes visitors with an abundance of natural light filtered through a striking glass wall inspired by the cellular structure of plants and animals.
For more information on the museum’s architecture and design, visit ArchDaily.