The Bartlett School of Architecture


Lin’an History Museum – Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu

28 January 2019–08 February 2019, 10:00 am–8:00 pm

The Lin'an History Museum exhibition by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu

An exhibition of drawings and accompanying material detailing the new design of the Lin'an History Museum, by architects Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture
020 3108 7337


22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom


The Bartlett presents a showcase of the latest work from Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu, from their iconic new design of the Lin’an History Museum in Hangzhou, China.

An ambitious project, across a meandering complex on the site of the childhood playground of former Wuyue king, Qian Liu (842 – 932), this project is inspired by the notion of landscape. The site's plan and various interconnecting structures draw on the art of Chinese landscape painting and simultaneously respond to the natural and cultural setting. 

The work displayed includes initial sketches, drawings and photographs of the site. There will also be VR headsets available to experience the museum site in virtual reality.


Wang Shu and his wife Lu Wenyu are founding partners of Amateur Architecture Studio and teach Architectural Design for the School of Architecture at the China Academy of Art

Wang and Lu are working on a number of large scale projects across China and are the recipients of the The Pritzker Architecture Prize (2012), The French Gold Medal of the Academy of Architecture (2011) and The Schelling Architecture Prize (2010).


Chinese New Year Celebration
17:30, 05 February 2019
Ground floor gallery, G.02
Refreshments served from 18:30
To celebrate the exhibition of work by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu and Chinese New Year we will host an evening of tea, sweets, drinks, music and the opportunity to write your good luck message on a Chinese New Year scroll.
Free and open to all.


All our event spaces are accessible. For any additional support or information, please email or call 020 3108 7337.

Image credit: Jessica In photography