The Guangdong Museum is one of four major cultural landmark buildings for the new financial hub in Zhujiang Xincheng of Guangzhou, China. Rocco Design Architects was announced winner of an international competition in May 2004 and was subsequently appointed as the architects of the project. The five-story museum was conceived as an objet d’art at a monumental scale. The new museum is not only designed to house a great variety of fascinating objects of treasure, it is also in itself designed as a treasured object of great fascination that will likely become an identifiable cultural icon.
via Design Boom