Energy-Saving Design, Based on a Climate Adaptation Strategy, of the Dinosaur Egg Ruins Protecting Museum in Hubei

  • Baofeng Li
  • Jia Zhu
Part of the Strategies for Sustainability book series (STSU)


With rapid urbanization, there are more and more construction projects of public facilities in China. The concept of green building has been introduced into the design process for museum buildings, which is one type of public facility pursuing energy savings. At present, artificial ventilation and heat preservation devices are utilized in museum buildings to maintain a stable temperature and humidity range for indoor exhibits. After equipment installation, energy consumption becomes a big cost of operating museum buildings. With the concept of green building, this work explores passive energy-saving strategies from a practical view of museum design. Lighting and heat preservation are pertinently considered under some special condition requirements, including processing of sloping field topography, adjustment of lighting and room temperature, combination with local materials and local culture, etc. As an example, the authors present a case study of implementation of the green building concept for energy saving in China.


Energy-saving Passive strategy Site protection Climate adaptation Ventilation-friendly and light-resistant Double-layered roof 



Design of the Dinosaur Egg Ruins Protection Museum started in 2010. Construction was started in 2011, and it was completed in 2012 and opened to the public in 2013. Dezeen, the famous architecture and design magazine, appraised and awarded this design as one of the “2016 Top Ten Global Outstanding Public Buildings.” It is the only Chinese building to have received this honor. Thanks to the team members for their contribution to this project. They are master candidates Zeng Zhongzhong, Guo Fan, and Qu Tianming.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Architecture and Urban PlanningHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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