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Vanke Pavillion in Tsingdao World Horticultural Exposition 2014 / Slow Architecture

  • 01:00 - 17 December, 2013
Vanke Pavillion in Tsingdao World Horticultural Exposition 2014 / Slow Architecture
Vanke Pavillion in Tsingdao World Horticultural Exposition 2014 / Slow Architecture, Courtesy of Slow Architects
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Designer

    Slow Architects
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

This small building is the Vanke pavillion during the World Horticultural Exposition 2014 in Tsingdao. It will be used as a cafeteria serving the game area beside it. The café adopts a semi-open form as a respondence to the outdoor game area that makes it more accessible as well as creating an internal café space. Besides normal tables and seats, the café provides informal seats facing the game area that allow people to enjoy a coffee during game breaks.

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Four hyperboloidal roofs are supported by Douglas fir columns and beams, presenting the tectonic beauty of wood construction, and at the same time look very light as if the café could fly with wind. Some of the walls are made of waste wood pieces produced during the construction to create a sense of tactility while making full use of material.

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Along with design in the way how people use the space and architectural form, we also tried to carry out the idea of environment-friendly and sustainable construction. Different from concrete, trees absorb carbon during their growth that makes the building a low-carbon construction to the largest extent. Wood construction uses typically pre-fabricated assemblies so that it has the benefit of controlled factory conditions, less dependence on on-site labour and less impact on environment. As a temporary building, most assemblies and material can be recycled. Actually Vanke is planning to move the building into their other project after the Expo. We hope that this small café could allow people to sense the beauty of sustainable wood building while providing them a place to relax.

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Cite: "Vanke Pavillion in Tsingdao World Horticultural Exposition 2014 / Slow Architecture" 17 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/458472/vanke-pavillion-in-tsingdao-world-horticultural-exposition-2014-slow-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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