Samaranch Memorial Museum by HAO and Archiland Beijing
Construction is underway on a Olympic-themed museum in Tianjin, China, comprising five connected rings. The design is the outcome of Dutch architects HAO and Beijing studio Archiland working together, while the museum will commemorate the legacy of Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was president of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001. Exhibitions dedicated to Samaranch’s work will be housed in a figure of eight-shaped building that will loop around an entrance courtyard and garden in the two largest rings of the complex. The three smaller circles will contain sunken courtyards, providing spaces for temporary exhibitions, administration and research.