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Yan Pan’s M2 Art Centre is a testament
to the transformative power of architecture in shaping our artistic encounters.


SpActrum_M2 Art Centre_28_View of the Sacred Arch from the Pool


The M2 Art Centre project, designed by architect Yan Pan, is a multi-functional space that caters to photography shoots, fashion shows, art exhibitions, and live events. Yan Pan, the founder of SpActrum, aimed to create a unique and ethereal environment that captures the essence of an inverted valley, where gravity seems to be partially suspended. This concept is metaphorical, representing an individual’s life journey and the spiritual understanding that comes from reflecting on it.

SpActrum_M2 Art Centre_25_The Curved Suspended Structure and Entrance Foyer under Red Ligh
SpActrum_M2 Art Centre_10_Colourful Inverted Valley_Photographer_SFAP.jpg

To bring this concept to life, Yan Pan employed the use of curved geometries achieved through the utilization of Glass Reinforced Gypsum (GRG) and Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) to create free-form surfaces. GRG is a lightweight material made from a mixture of gypsum plaster and glass fibers, while GRP is a composite material made of plastic reinforced with fine glass fibers. These materials allow for the creation of complex and curved shapes that contribute to the overall sophistication of the design.

The resulting space is likely to have a mesmerizing and otherworldly ambiance. The curved geometries created by GRG and GRP would create a sense of fluidity and movement throughout the art center, evoking a feeling of being in a suspended environment. The interplay of light and shadow on these curved surfaces would enhance the ethereal atmosphere, making it an ideal setting for various artistic events and exhibitions.

SpActrum_M2 Art Centre_02_The Curved Suspended Structure in the Main Hall and the Hat-shap
SpActrum_M2 Art Centre_07_Cocoon, Eyelid, and Inverted Valley_Photographer_SFAP.jpg


Yan Pan’s design approach showcases a fusion of artistic vision and architectural innovation, offering a thought-provoking and immersive space for visitors to engage with various art forms. The M2 Art Centre is likely to become a captivating venue that not only showcases art but also serves as an architectural masterpiece in its own right.

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