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Ruyi Swimming Pool & Veranda

Lead DesignersYan Gao
Design TeamHuang Wenying Fiona, Au Yeung Wing Man Anson, Zhou Yun,
Project LocationTai An City, China
ClientTai An Tai Mountain Da Wen Kou Tourism Development Ltd.
CreditsPhoto by Wu Qing Shan
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Landmarks, symbolic structures, memorials, public
Entry Description

We challenged the client’s original brief to build three traditional types, instead we hybridised the three types with a continuous structural entity which blended into the context. With a tight budget and limited schedule, the project must have been designed in such a way that any contractor can build it easily. We applied circular forms for due to its geometric merits for cost and construction. A set of curve trajectories, spin off the pool into a veranda, an inhabitable bridge, and finally a pocket park, generating multiple surfaces with various carpentry structurals forms.


iDEA has won numeric design awards and the works cover a wide variety of design disciplines beyond architecture. iDEA has liberated itself from the divided categorisation of the practice expertise by sectors, but exploit and discover the fundamentals of design practice and its affiliated strategies and methodologies, based on the uniqueness and commonalities in each project. The synthesis of the multi-disciplinary and value-oriented-innovation approach defines the essential principle of our design practice for the benefit of the clients, the society, and the discourse.

Other Awards and Prizes

2018 Special Mention for the Tianyi Infinite Bridge in the category Urban Space and Infrastructure, German Design Awards 2019.

2017 BYD Electronic Monorail Station Design Competition, First Prize to be built in 2018

2017 A&D Architecture Trophy Award 2017, Tianyi Lake Dream Town Children Center was awarded the Excellence in Institutional / Public Space, Architecture (Professional) category.

2017 The Grand Ancestor Hall for Ma Clan over the World, First Prize to be built.

2016 Fairy Water Village was selected as the Finalists out of the global 80 entries by Architecture in Development Platform to receive the support from Buildify Global Alliance to realise the self-initiated community project.

2015 The Dormitory Design Competition in South China University of Science and Technology, First Prize and under construction

2015 “Low Carbon City” Architecture Solution and Urban Strategy Competition, Top Finalist.

2014 eMerging Sci-Garden City, “Super City” International Competition, Competition Promoter: Urban Planning Land and Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Top Prize

2014 40 Under 40, The Principal Architect, Yan Gao was awarded under The Architecture Category, Recognising High-flying Design Talents of Today & Tomorrow.

2014 Broken Bridge, Hidden Dragon, Design Ideas Competition for Preservation Corridor for Lung Tsun Stone Bridge Remnants, First Prize to be built in 2018

2012 E-dot, Unit, 100 Families, 10,000 Residents, The Ideas Competition for Social Housing in Shen Zhen, National Open Competition (Anonymous), First Prize in the Overall Category.