Huazhong University of Science and Technology and F.O.G. Architecture have created a shared space for villagers on the site of a former waterworks factory in China.
The project is located on the side of the Gonghe waterworks factory and is connected to a natural village. By transforming the courtyard of the waterworks factory into a public space, the site provides a shared place for villagers.
The design rejects the normal pavilion form and instead breaks down this building type into two structural elements: the roof and the podium. The roof part forms a continuous corridor, while the podium part becomes a viewing platform for looking upwards. By redefining the roof and podium, the design provides two different, yet complementary, viewing experiences.
Architect: Huazhong University of Science and Technology and F.O.G. Architecture
Project: Qinglong River Landscape Pavilion