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The new Shell Museum in Dalian, China draws from its interior collections to inspire its outside form.  The architecture was conceived by the Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture of DUT.  The organically curved shape features an overlapping roof made of QuadroCladTM by Hunter Douglas, which gives a reflective, shell-like impression.  Wide picture windows offer a view of the beautiful landscape to visitors in the lounge, yet from the outside the windows reflect back the natural shades of green and blue in the environment.  The structure has four floors above ground and one underground, totaling approximately 18,000 square meters, and houses the largest number of shells on display in the world.

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Tags: China, Dalian Shell Museum, Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture of DUT, Hunter Douglas, QuadroClad, architects, architecture, cultural, museum

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