Museum's have a rich history of creative architecture, and the Shandong Art Gallery in Shandong, China, is no exception. The 52,000 square meter gallery is a testament to forward-thinking building design, with a monolithic figure that's creatively offset by oblong, geometric cut-outs throughout the facade and interior.
Considering the avant-garde nature of the items they're built to hold, architects have often ventured to make museums look just as attractive and striking. The Guggenheim Museum in New York is one such example; its smoothly rounded design was revolutionary at the time it was built, and it stands up as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces. The Shandong Art Gallery is yet more proof that building a museum can be a chance for architects to explore and create in a way they might not be able to otherwise.