Suzhou Science & Technology Museum
The Suzhou Science & Technology Museum and Industrial Exhibition Hall, prominently located in Shishan Park at the foot of Lion Mountain and the north terminus of Shishan Lake, is considered one of the crown jewels in the new Shishan Mountain Masterplan.
The museum will reinforce Suzhou’s image as a technology leader and innovator, while respecting its unique relationship to Lion Mountain and the natural beauty of the site.
Embedded into the landscape, the building is a visual extension of the Lion Mountain landform – one that intimately integrates the architecture with its site through the use of terraces, outdoor roof gardens, and overall building form.
The building will also express a forward-looking architecture, drawing inspiration from the ecology of nature and traditional Chinese elements to create a timeless, thoughtful, and visually iconic building that embodies the spirit of innovation, exploration, and discovery.
As a “cultural event” within the master plan, the museum will be a catalyst to draw visitors the world over, with its overall mission being to improve scientific literacy and facilitate the dissemination of scientific ideas and methods to current and new generations of people.