Jean Nouvel starts the construction of "The Artists' Garden" in Qingdao (China)

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Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN) and Shandong International Coastal Cultural Industry Co. Ltd signed an important contract for the construction of a cultural complex, “The Artists’ Garden”, in Qingdao (Shandong Province, China).  Approved by local government, this program of 70 000 square meters includes a Museum, Art Institutes, Artists’ Studios, a meeting place for artists and a marina. This rich program wants to reflect the major importance of culture and art in the development of China today. Three years of dialog between Jean Nouvel and Shandong allowed putting the finishing touches to this project that mixes education spaces, creative and research spaces, exhibition halls and art market spaces. This contemporary and innovating project belongs harmoniously to its natural environment. The Artists’ Garden is a unique biotope which aims to promote a dialog between architecture and art. It should soon become a new goal of visit for art lovers. The “Artists’ Garden” will reflect the energy of Chinese culture today and its completion will permit to enrich the cultural proposals of the City of Qingdao.