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Baisha Wan Beach and Visitor Centre / Wang Weijen Architecture

  • 01:00 - 23 February, 2013
Baisha Wan Beach and Visitor Centre / Wang Weijen Architecture
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Text description provided by the architects. Working with the contours along the landscape terrain, the design response to the strong wind and sand in winter, as well as the intense sunlight in summer.

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Looking carefully into the surrounding contexts and datum levels, the design reuse the structure of an existing building, extended it through slanted slabs into the new additions, connecting the building to the sloped ground and reduces the level differences created by the retaining wall.

Baisha Wan Beach and Visitor Centre / Wang Weijen Architecture, Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture
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Large pieces of tilted roof-slabs against the north wind open up sea views for the building while allows natural greens growing in the south facing slopes, while smaller pieces of roofs carefully open up toward the south moderating natural light into the interior programs inside.

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Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture

By providing shadings for the naturally ventilated semi-outdoor spaces facing the sea where visitors’ activities take place, the design with undulating rooftop not only integrates with the topography, but also changes the traditional binary relationship between landscape and architecture.

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Cite: "Baisha Wan Beach and Visitor Centre / Wang Weijen Architecture" 23 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/335426/baisha-wan-beach-and-visitor-centre-wang-weijen-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884