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  7. Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN

Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN

  • 00:00 - 7 November, 2018
Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN
Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Xianning, Hubei, China
  • Lead Architects

    Jervy Zhu, Jing Luo
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Other Participants

    China Institute of Building Standard Design & Research
  • Project Manager

    Di Ming
  • Architecture

    Tu Xin, Song Huarong, Lin lin
  • Structure

    Xing Wanli, Ding Jingzhen
  • MEP

    Wang Yan,Huang Lingjie, Dong Qiaohui
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© Yao Li
© Yao Li

Text description provided by the architects. In Wuhan, one of the largest inland cities near China’s eastern coast, a spiritual sanctuary rises near a wetlands preserve. Across Asia, the red-crowned crane has long been associated with longevity, immortality, and spiritual transcendence.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Yao Li
© Yao Li

To help China’s Tai Kang Group bring a legend to life, we started with the simple form of a paper origami crane. Delicate creases are articulated in the hand-polished concrete exterior, cast with precision to hold glass panels that will ultimately enclose the space.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li
Circulations Diagram
Circulations Diagram
© Yao Li
© Yao Li

An opening in the folds gives the small, intimate space an expansive view of surrounding wetlands and a place to watch cranes take flight during funeral ceremonies. A spiral stair in the café leads to a meditation platform beneath a skylight, reinforcing the sense of flight in a tranquil setting.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

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Cite: "Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN" 07 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Yao Li

武汉鹤自然保护区鹤馆/ GBBN

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