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Viewing Pavilion on Hill / TAO - Trace Architecture Office

  • 01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Viewing Pavilion on Hill / TAO - Trace Architecture Office
© YAO Li
© YAO Li
  • Architects

  • Location

    Weihai, Shandong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Trace Architecture Office
  • Design Team

    HUA Li, Jiang Nan, Yu Haiwen
  • Area

    256.0 sqm
  • Project Year


© YAO Li Courtesy of Trace Architecture Office Courtesy of Trace Architecture Office © YAO Li + 45

  • Construction

    Weihai Construction Group Inc
  • Structural System

    Reinforced concrete
© YAO Li
© YAO Li

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

© YAO Li
© YAO Li

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.

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Cite: "Viewing Pavilion on Hill / TAO - Trace Architecture Office" 14 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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