OPEN’S TANK SHANGHAI PROJECT RANKED NO. 9 ON ARTNEWS’ 25 BEST MUSEUM BUILDINGS OF THE PAST 100 YEARS LIST,
ARTnews, the world's oldest and most widely circulated art magazine, has unveiled a list of The 25 Best Museum Buildings of the Past 100 Years recently. OPEN's Tank Shanghai project was at the 9th place on the list.
OPEN converted five former aviation fuel tanks into a sprawling museum for a diverse array of contemporary art. Sited along the Huangpu River, with a stunning view of the Shanghai skyline, the institution’s chic post-industrial vibes testify to the city’s rapid developments since the 1990s.
ARTnews calls this project "a textbook example of adaptive reuse—the process by which architects repurpose defunct structures for modern functions, instead of tearing them down and starting from scratch. "
Along the banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River, five decommissioned aviation fuel tanks once stood abandoned on a dilapidated industrial site.