China Film Museum
CallisonRTKL creates a showcase space to honor the film industry in China.
CallisonRTKL, in a joint venture with the Beijing Institute of Architecture Design and Research, won an international competition to design the new China National Film Museum in Beijing. The museum, inspired by and integral to the artistic medium of film, stands as a tribute to the history and accomplishments of the Chinese film industry. The crown jewel of a new entertainment district near the Beijing airport, the museum was part of a ten-monument cultural and civic improvement program initiated by the city in anticipation of the 2008 Summer Olympics.