Architects: TAO – Trace Architecture Office
Location: Weihai, Shandong, China
Architect In Charge: Trace Architecture Office
Design Team: Hua Li, Jiang Nan, Yu Haiwen
Area: 256 sqm
Photographs: YAO Li, Courtesy of Trace Architecture Office
Construction: Weihai Construction Group Inc
Structural System: Reinforced concrete
The pavilion is located in woods on the hill of TashanPark in Weihai, a coastline city in Shandong. To protect the trees in site and offer the view to major sights of city, the building is conceived as a merged volume with three viewing tubes like tree branches orientating to different axis.
Half buried and half cantilevered, the building provides to the visitor different experience on two levels: walking down half level, one will enter the inside of teahouse and gallery space with framed views to various scenery; walking up through the preserved trees in landscape to the roof terrace, one will enjoy a unfolded breathtaking panoramic view to the ocean on this viewing platform.