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  7. Yaluntzangpu River Terminal / ZAO/standardarchitecture + Embaixada

Yaluntzangpu River Terminal / ZAO/standardarchitecture + Embaixada

  • 20:00 - 19 October, 2015
Yaluntzangpu River Terminal / ZAO/standardarchitecture + Embaixada
Yaluntzangpu River Terminal / ZAO/standardarchitecture + Embaixada, © Chen Su
© Chen Su

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  • Architects

  • Design Team

    Hou Zhenghua, Zhang Ke, Zheng Hong, Claudia Taborda, Dong Lina, Sun Wei
  • Collaborate Design Institution

    China Academy of Building Research Architectural Design Institute & Tibet Youdao Architecture Associates
  • Site area

    1000 sqm
  • Area

    430.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Chen Su
© Chen Su

Text description provided by the architects. The small boat terminal is located near the small village named Pai Town in the Linzhi area of Tibet Autonomous Region. As the remotest stop along the Yaluntzangpu River, it allows both local people and travelers from outside to transport by water deep into the valley and come to the foot of the Namchabawa Snow Mountain.

© Chen Su
© Chen Su

With a total area of only 430 square meters, the building program is quite basic. It has a few toilets, a waiting lounge, a ticket office and a room for people to stay overnight in case the weather goes too fierce to travel on the river. The programs are covered by a series of ramps rising from the water and winding around several big poplar tree, and ends up suspending over the water. Looking from a distance, the building is completely merged with the riverbank topography and becomes part of the greater landscape.

Yaluntzangpu River Terminal / ZAO/standardarchitecture + Embaixada, © Chen Su
© Chen Su
First floor plan
First floor plan
© Chen Su
© Chen Su

Construction materials are mainly local. All the walls and roofs are made of rocks collected from nearby. Walls are built by Tibetan masonry builders in their own pattern. Window and door frames, ceilings and floors are all made of local timber.

© Chen Su
© Chen Su

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Yaluntzangpu River Terminal / ZAO/standardarchitecture + Embaixada" 19 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775403/yaluntzangpu-river-terminal-zao-standardarchitecture-plus-embaixada/> ISSN 0719-8884
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