Weihai Culture & Arts Center Weihai, China Designed 2005 with Nick Milkovich Architects Architects of Record: Shanghai Universal Architectural Design The Weihai Culture & Arts Center is part of a larger waterfront area of Weihai, master planned by the Arthur Erickson team. The final design of this building resulted from an interpretation of the original Erickson design. The design of the Weihai Culture & Arts Center is composed of three parts. The base or main entry level contains activities of high public interest and is therefore clad with glass to create transparency. The next two floors which house museum display functions require more control of the indoor environment and shelter from ultraviolet light, so they are enclosed by solid walls clad in zinc. The top floor which contains the Art Gallery is expressed as a light, airy structure. The undulating solar roof filters light into the gallery spaces and dissolves the building into the sky. Upon completion it was the largest photovoltaic roof in the world. The building is a total of 775,000 square feet.