Working alongside GreenhilLi architects, FRD revitalised the Asian Civilisations Museum with the development of a new master plan and extension to the existing heritage building. This extension was shortlisted for Building of the Year at the 2016 World Architecture Festival.
FRD designed two permanent exhibitions. Chinese Ceramics explores the production techniques, historical uses and cultural significance of ceramic products throughout Chinese history. Stunning examples of this creative tradition are utilised, including specimens dating to the Neolithic period. The Scholar in Chinese Culture celebrates the role of learned individuals over the course of Chinese history. Their literary, social and political practices are examined through academic implements and artistic depictions of scholarly practice.
Visitor circulation, back-of-house facilities and environmental systems were implemented along with exhibition fit-outs, multimedia interventions and graphic design. Artefacts are showcased in custom cases and tailored mounts, with spatial planning and directed lighting ensuring they capture the attention of the visitor.
Spatial planning, tailored object mounts and directed lighting showcase the permanent collection at its finest