Work on the shell of the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History has completed in China. Set in an area of natural beauty amongst the forests and hills of the Zhejiang province, eight low-rise pavilion buildings are arranged around a central garden which serves as the main social area for the museum. Utilising the sloping topography, the landscape flows through the buildings towards a lake at the foot of the site. Green roofs and a façade of rendered plaster referencing the local earth tones strengthen the idea of a museum integrated into the landscape. With a total area of 54,000 m² the museum will be one of the largest in the world. It is expected to open to the public in March 2018.