International Oceanic Fishing Culture Centre and Museums, Tanmen, China

In 2011, Office for Architectural Culture won the commission to design the master plan for the International Oceanic Fishing Cultural & Tourist Development on China's southern island of Hainan.

Planned to be a major fishing cultural base and resort for East and Southeast Asia, this international project has a land area of 650,000 sqm, including a new island, and 600,000 sqm building floor area. Along with conservation and revitalisation of the fishing village, well-known in the South China Sea and Southeast Asia for its fishermen, their long-distance, deep oceanic fishing and navigation techniques and their mysterious centuries-old navigation manual, the project will also comprise four cultural and historic museums, a five-star hotel, a performing arts venue, a cultural commercial street and resort villas. It is the first major fishing cultural centre in China.

OAC undertook the master plan design and architectural concepts for the project in collaboration with Ramboll (UK) providing engineering support and Real Studios consulting on the museums' interactive strategy.

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