China | 2022
Lakeside Pavilion of VANKE ANLAN is a new community center of Liangzhu Cultural Village, which is adjacent to original mountains and 5000 years of Liangzhu civilization site. It is a new steel-wood “triangle rooftop” building in the public building sequence of Liangzhu Cultural Village, following the Beautiful Island Church designed by TDSTUDIO and Liangzhu Cultural Arts Centre designed by Tadao Ando. The promenade is a medium between history and the present, linking nature and space. The building is laid out in a horizontal I-shape pattern with water in front and mountain behind, connecting the social, artistic, commercial and viewing spaces in sequence. The design follows Lao Tzu's view that there is always a balanced relationship between things. The promenade’s grey spatial form combined with the large continuous glass surface on the south side allows nature to permeate the interior. The roof structure representing the Liangzhu civilization is built at the top of the overall space, and the transom windows based on the unearthed ceramic house model of Bianjiashan are retained, hoping to sustain the regional culture by reconstructing the language of cultural symbols. The main space retains a sense of depth and order from the traditional columns of the portico, and picks a subdued and restrained tone. The wood columns are processed with a glossy surface finish and metal profiles embedded in their edges to add to the overall sophistication. The continuous grille language on the north side further enriches the way in which people interact with the environment in the changing light and shade. The façade is shaped with an organic fusion of raw stones and metal that responds to the natural “roughness” of the site and presents a subtle texture in keeping with the contemporary aesthetic. The light pours through the top transom windows, bringing emotional resonance.
GUANGZHOU Y&G DESIGN Associates ltd
Banner-Castle Interior Co.,Ltd.