Location: Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, China

Opening Date: 15th November 2015

Project Description: The Mu Xin Art Museum is dedicated to celebrating the life, legacy, and artistic output of the artist, poet, and writer, Mu Xin (1927-2011). The Museum is the leading resource in the world for research about the impact and continued meaning of Mu Xin’s art.

Located in the historic and scenic water-town of Wuzhen, in the northern Zhejiang Province, the new 6,700-square-meter (72,118-square-foot) museum is designed by OLI Architecture PLLC of the United States. The design of the Mu Xin Art Museum is in line with the simplistic tastes of Mu Xin. The south-facing architectural structure takes on a modern look, spanning across Yuanbao Lake in Wuzhen, with its own reflection in the water. Slender and delicate, it has become a must-see site in the scenic and tranquil corner of Xizha, Wuzhen. The Museum houses eight galleries for permanent and special exhibitions, with state of the art lighting and exhibition facilities.

Founding Director: Chen Danqing

Architect: OLI Architecture PLLC, New York, New York

Local Architect of Record: Suzhou Huazao Architectural Design Co., Ltd.

Key Materials: Architectural cast-in-place concrete, Mongolia black stone, Walnut


- Five permanent galleries dedicated to Mu Xin's art and writing

- Two temporary exhibition galleries and a multi-functional gallery

- Library, auditorium and lounge

- Collection storage

- Administrative offices

- Café

- Gift and bookshop


Total Building: 6,700m2 / 72,118 ft2

Total Gallery Space: 877m2 / 9,440 ft2

Temporary Gallery Space: 439m2 / 4,725 ft2

Auditorium/Lounge: 97m2 / 1,044 ft2

Project Team

Hiroshi Okamoto, AIA (Design Partner), Bing Lin (Managing Partner), Fabian Servagnat, Architecte DPLG (Interior Design, Site Representative), Steve Hopkins, AIA (Job Captain), Po Chen (Site Representative), Dongshin Lee, Muzhi Chen, Michael Zhao, Grace Kim, Michael Pryor, S.J. Kwon, Remi Bun.


Structural and MEP Engineer: Suzhou Huazao Architectural Design Co., Ltd. 

General Contractor: Zhejiang Jujiang Group Co., Ltd. 

Concrete Consultant and Mix Designer: Reginald Hough Associates 

Concrete Subcontractor: Zhejiang Jujiang Group Co., Ltd 

Lighting Consultant: Zack Zanolli 

Façade Consultant: KT Façade Consultants, and RaymeKuniyuki 

Acoustic Consultant: Xu-Acoustique 

Fountain Consultant: Fountain People 

Rockscape: Liu Dan