The client came to us in early 2018, expecting to build a landmark multi-function architecture in a valley. The area of available land in the mountain is relatively larger, so it is freer to select the location. In this design, the selection of location and the deduction of architectural form were conducted simultaneously.
▼桥亭外观，Bridge Pavilion exterior view ©金伟琦
As an artificial thing was to be added to the undeveloped nature, “the form that dialogue with the site” was the biggest concern at the beginning of design. It was started with the strategy of “concealment”, while we gradually approached to “theme-highlighted appearance” during the evolution of design.
Valley, stream and the seasonality of vegetation, as well as the changes of them in the natural light have their “beauty of being”, which will not be increased or decreased by people. We believed that people’s “reflection” on such kind of beauty was more valuable than “concealment” or “modification”. Therefore, the purpose of our design was to use this architecture to express people’s understanding of such “beauty of being” and to present it dramatically. This idea also coincided with the client’s.
▼入口立面，entrance facade ©金伟琦
▼跨越溪谷，spanning over the valley ©金伟琦
▼内部视野，interior view ©金伟琦
▼室内细部，interior detailed view ©汪铮
The theme “Bridge-pavilion” was soon determined, and the features of the architecture were also developed:
The architecture should span over the valley: point out the barrier of the valley to the access passage.
Linear volume: demarcate an “absolute horizontal” reference in the undulant natural environment.
Hipped roof: make the architecture more like a classical pavilion, thus having a sense of scale that can be grasped.
Lightness and transparency: provide those who stay in the architecture with the viewpoints of “seeing and being seen”.
White: make the shape more abstract to contrast with the complex texture of the mountain and the large area of black pine forest covering the top of the mountain.
The main corridor connects all the cubes and is facing the shopping mall. It presents the full seven steps experiences to the patrons of the mall. When customers enter and exit the cubes throughout their studio experience, it became showcase scenery to potential customers.
▼线性的体量，the linear volume ©金伟琦
▼桥亭为建筑中活动的人提供“看与被看”的视点，the pavilion provides those who stay in the architecture with the viewpoints of “seeing and being seen” ©金伟琦
▼轻盈通透的体量，a volume with lightness and transparency ©金伟琦
▼灯光效果，lighting effect ©金伟琦
▼从附近平台望向桥亭，view to the bridge pavilion from the adjacent platform ©金伟琦
▼溪谷景观， valley landscape ©金伟琦
▼夜间概览，night view ©金伟琦
▼施工阶段，construction phase ©冯晨
甲方建筑师 / 施工现场总协调：史翰予