by Aaron Hill (MLA ’18), Caleb Marhoover (MArch ’19)
In Jingdezhen, we can rediscover the roots of human settlement and archi- tecture, which are deeply connected to Jingdezhen’s nature, culture, and history. We will undertake the challenge of designing around 6,000 square meters of the Blue and White Porcelain Museum at the Yuan Dynasty kiln relic site.
A pavilion sits above grade, spanning two of the dormant brick chimneys. It transitions visitors from the bustle of the rejuvenated factory floor toward the archaeological sites, where exposed relics emerge from the slope. Below ground, a relic gallery connects the two excavations, exhibiting unearthed porcelain from the three dynasties of production represented at the site.