Jiangyin, China, 2011
Gross Floor Area: 21,923m²
One of the most visible characteristics of Yushanwan Dingshanhu Lake District are the heavy marks left from past quarrying activities on the steep stone faces of Bachishan. Rather than try to erase the past, our design vision seeks to embrace it. We propose that the combined site of the exhibition hall and the hospital be designated a heritage site and that all parts of the
remaining mountain be preserved for future generations. We recognized that the combination of industrial scar and nature can result in an experience rich with memories, association and feelings.
The tall undulating curtain wall of the pre-function hall recalls the contour lines of the surrounding land form. It visually fills in the void and extends the sightlines and contour to the south hill. The elliptic VIP lounge at the prime corner, inspired by the various protrusions of the mountain, heightens the perspective while emphasizing the main entrance from the west side of the building.
The design features a generous pre-function hall, VIP Lounge and Auditorium. Sustainable design features include permeable parking spaces and rock baskets filled with stone excavated from the site during construction.