The Guardian Art Center is a massive museum that abuts the edge of Beijing's Forbidden City. The architect behind the project, Ole Scheeren, designed the building to fit between the hutongs in the surrounding area, so despite its impressive size, the building still manages to squeeze into the space left by the already dense historical buildings.
The building, which Scheeren describes as a "big culture machine", will be home to a wide array of cultural facilities, including art galleries, art conservation areas, a hotel, event spaces, and even public transportation infrastructure. Though the building has only just been unveiled and does not house any art, it is expected to become a bustling center of activity and tourism in the very near future.
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