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  7. Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

  • 01:00 - 11 March, 2014
Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Courtesy of FR-EE + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinhua Architecture Park, Qingzhao Road, Jindong, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
  • FR-EE Team

    Fernando Romero, Eduardo Sosa, María Teresa Catrip, Carlos Bedoya, León Amezcua, Alberto Amaya, Israel Álvarez, Jean Luc Fugier, Víctor Jaime, Yara Sigler
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Exploded Axon
Exploded Axon

Text description provided by the architects. The Bridging Teahouse by FR-EE is one of the 17 pavilions in JinHua Architecture Park in the city of Jinhua, China. The park is located in the Jindong New District, a new area masterplanned by Herzog & de Meuron since 2003. Designed by the well-known Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the park is set by the city’s Jiwu river on a strip of land some 2km long and dedicated to the memory of his father, the poet Ai Qing.Small pavilions designed by architects from all over the world occupy the land, together forming an important part of the development of the new district, while as unique entities they appeal to a range of people.

Courtesy of FR-EE
Courtesy of FR-EE

FR-EE’s Bridging Teahouse explores the typological interaction between two traditional structures from the gardens of ancient China: a teahouse and a bridge. The bridge spans as a continuous concrete structure over a pond and stands out strongly in its flaming red color, traditionally the symbolic color of happiness in China.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Inside, a variety of micro platforms in different shapes and levels, create sequences of experiences for the visitors passing through the bridge - allowing for privacy and intimacy even when bigger groups move through the pavilion. The division between these platforms supports the structure of the pavilion, enabling it to span over the pond.

Floor Plans
Floor Plans
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise" 11 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/484750/bridging-teahouse-fr-ee-fernando-romero-enterprise/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Iwan Baan

浙江金华曲桥茶楼 Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise