If it is what we can look forward to in 2012, then holy cow! I think Shanghai might have finally gotten its first absolutely must-see museum attraction. Designed by Perkins + Will, the “Shanghai Nature Museum” features a nautilus shell-like design shape and will contain 35,000 square meters of display space, as well as research space underground (which members apparently have access to).
According to Shanghai Daily, members of the museum will actually be able to take part in research activities in their underground lab. How cool is that? The Shanghai Natural History Museum 2.0 will open in Jing’an Sculpture Space in 2012… and it may be free.
I have to admit, when I first found out the place we dubbed as the most “podunk museum” in Shanghai was closing down, I was a little disappointed. But if this is what’s taking its place, count me in!