Art a few months ago Share Tweet Pin Share The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art has unveiled its new UCCA Dune Art Museum, which is located on a beach in the Aranya gold Coast Community in China, about 300 kilometers from Beijing. The OPEN Architecture-designed structure is a subterranean building consisting of ten interconnected galleries and a cafe. The museum measures 930-square-meters and its organic form creates a dialogue with the natural surroundings. The UCCA Dune Art Museum’s galleries provide natural lighting for its exhibitions, whereas its sand-covered roofs significantly lower building temperatures in the summer, hence reducing energy expenditure. The structure’s concrete shells were handcrafted and shaped by local workers out of small linear wood strips, and the surface’s imperfect texture was retained to display the craftsmanship involved. Take a look at the UCCA Dune Art Museum above and head over to UCCA’s website for more details. On the other side of the world, Zaha Hadid Architects has designed two new Oslo metro line stations. Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ?