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Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN

Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN

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  • Architects: GBBN
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018
  • Photographs Photographs: Yao Li
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Hangda, Jinbing, Lueke
  • 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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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.

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© Yao Li
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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© 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.

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© Yao Li
Circulations Diagram
Circulations Diagram
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© 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.

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© Yao Li

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Address: Xianning, Hubei, China

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Cite: "Crane Pavilion at Crane Nature Preserve / GBBN" 07 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/905310/crane-pavilion-at-crane-nature-preserve-gbbn/> ISSN 0719-8884
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