CAFA Art Museum finished is 24m in height, and 6 floors in total, including 4 above ground and 2 underground. B1 is office area, including lecture hall, studio, and conference room. B2 has the specialized painting and calligraphy conservation offices, including restoration room, lab, temporary and permanent collection warehouse. There are four floors above the ground: F1 provides clear public space for visitors, such as the bookstore, gift shop, cafeteria and the international conference room; F2 is a comparatively close space, which is primarily to meet the needs of permanent exhibition. This floor adopts the lamplight completely to avoid the harm of ultraviolet in the sunlight to paintings and calligraphies and fit for the long-term exhibition of paintings and calligraphies. The Art Museum attaches importance to the direction and changeability of lamplight, and adopt the world-leading German Erco lighting technique; meanwhile, in order to assort with the lamplight, its ground is paved with the relatively rough and compacted rocks from South China, which has solved the problem of lamplight reflex properly. In such a clear space, the only space parameter relating to the works is the changing light, which exhibits an ideal state of contemporary exhibition. What worth mentioning is that there is a 40m collection display room on this floor, which provides a safe and ideal space to displays the selected works. F3 and 4 are primarily prepared for large-scale exhibitions, without any column, just clear space. The Art Museum adopts a trigonal sunroof formed by a plane section of the shell to satisfy the need for light with the natural light and the need for various large-scale exhibitions. For example, F3 provides a large exhibition hall of 11m in height and about 1,000 m2 in area. Such space is not only fit for the traditional “white cube” exhibition method, but also exhibits the works fit for the site-specific exhibition. Meanwhile, there is also special exhibition hall to satisfy the needs of diversified special exhibitions.
The space design of Art Museum can meet the needs of various exhibitions, which is not at the cost of sacrificing the aesthetic feeling of the interior. In its interior, the Art Museum only adopts the curve element of large arc surface, and marks off many lays by using irregular curves. The combination of lines and plane incorporates abundant changes and has strong modern sense. For the unification of the internal styles, the Art Museum attaches great importance to the selection and application of equipments, in particular, the lamplight and display conditions, paying equal attention to practicality and beauty, for the purpose of creating perfect and harmonious internal space.