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  1. ArchDaily
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  3. Exhibition Center
  4. China
  5. West-line studio
  6. 2014
  7. Danxia Exhibition Center / West-line studio

Danxia Exhibition Center / West-line studio

  • 20:00 - 23 December, 2016
Danxia Exhibition Center / West-line studio
Danxia Exhibition Center / West-line studio,  © West-line studio
© West-line studio

 © West-line studio  © West-line studio  © West-line studio  © West-line studio + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chishui, Zunyi, Guizhou, China
  • Design Team

    Haobo Wei, Jingsong Xie , Ke Zhou
  • Area

    3900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
 © West-line studio
© West-line studio

Text description provided by the architects. Danxia landform is a unique red rock landscape located in southern China. Chishui Danxia, in the north of Guizhou province, can be classified as 'young Danxia', which is one of the most impressive phases. With an extension of more than 700㎞², it is also the largest Danxia landform in China. The characteristic red color is given by a reddish accumulation of sandstone, shaped into spectacular peaks, pillars, cliffs and imposing gorges. Chishui Danxia is also famous for its waterfalls; which together with this amazing red landscape make this area a popular tourist attraction.    

 © West-line studio
© West-line studio
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
 © West-line studio
© West-line studio

The Exhibition and Tourist Center is located in Fuxing Town, inside the Danxia landform area and on the main tourist routes. The site highlights the typical characteristics of this particular area, with its complicated morphology. The whole building has been designed following the movement of the soil in a circular route around the central open courtyard.

 © West-line studio
© West-line studio

Danxia Red Stone

According to their area of origin, Danxia stones present different characteristics. The high-porosity stone causes strong hygroscopicity. Different mineral compositions cause various anti-corrosion effects, weather resistance, and also visible color alterations. The side of the material untouched by the sun tends to turn a glowing red with strong black components, while the outside stays a shiny, blood red.

 © West-line studio
© West-line studio

Architects exploited various Danxia stones for different parts of the building, according to their particular characteristics. Wall stones are treated with a permeability-reducing protective admixture, a natural moisturizer which keeps the strong reddish color even after cutting and welding. The sloping roof is made from high porosity stones to encourage the growth of a thin layer of green moss, which makes the building appear to be growing from the soil.  

 © West-line studio
© West-line studio

This use of the Danxia stone, which respects and takes advantage of its peculiar natural characteristics, gives the building its unique 'red personality', making it part of the surrounding landscape. 

 © West-line studio
© West-line studio
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Danxia Exhibition Center / West-line studio" 23 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/801368/danxia-exhibition-center-west-line-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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