2012 Collaborator: Ran Wei
This cultural complex is located at the corner of Xixi Wetland region in Hangzhou. The challenge is to preserve the unique natural environment while creating an inspiring built environment for visitors to experience the culture and history of Xixi Wetland and Hangzhou. The strategy is to create an open ground level for minimum occupation of wetland and use overhead bridges to connect each unit. In this way, the circulation is clear and flexible, and by using double-glazed glass for facade, the view of Xixi wetland is accessible at any corner of the complex.