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Dragon Mountain Landmark Pavilion / Aurelien Chen

Dragon Mountain Landmark Pavilion / Aurelien Chen

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  • Architects: Aurelien Chen
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Aurelien Chen
  • Collaborators : Zhijian Workshop, Zhou Zhipeng
  • Overall Planning : Urban and rural planning and design institute of CSCEC
  • Clients : Rizhao FaDa JiTuan
  • City : Rizhao
  • Country : China
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Text description provided by the architects. Above all else, this installation is a landmark placed by the roadside to draw the attention to the entrance of the Dragon Mountain Natural site (Zhulong Shan), a typical example of « Shanshui » traditional Chinese landscape composed by mountains, forest, clouds and water.

© Aurelien Chen
© Aurelien Chen

There are three different sequences of approach and just as many levels of perception in this installation. While approaching the site from the street, a vibrant mountain composed by 200 inox poles subtly appears in the distance. With speed, the poles become a single surface and the effects created by the different materials composing the poles reveal the shape of a new mountain.

While the visitor moves closer, he discovers a miniature landscape in which he can move and stroll. The poles become a forest; a black marble river invites the visitor to walk towards the real mountain standing out against the horizon. The canopies placed above the visitor’s head to represent clouds, turn out to be mirrors. In this peaceful setting, urban life goes on reflecting itself on the mirror canopies and on the surface of the poles.

© Aurelien Chen
© Aurelien Chen
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© Aurelien Chen

The perforations on the mirror panels create an interplay of light and shadow marking the passing of time. At night, thousands of stars appear on the poles, perforated randomly, and give shape to a mountain vibrant with light.

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Address:Rizhao, Shandong, China

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Cite: "Dragon Mountain Landmark Pavilion / Aurelien Chen" 02 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/931199/dragon-mountain-landmark-pavilion-aurelien-chen> ISSN 0719-8884
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