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The Garden of Forking Paths in Shunan Bamboo Sea

CompanySZAD/Yunchao Xu/Atelier Apeiron
Lead DesignersYunchao Xu
Design TeamJiachuang Qi, Hongrui Liu, Tianxiong Li
Project LocationYibin, China
ClientYibin Construction Investment Ltd.
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Sustainable Living/Green
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Entry Description

In the Shunan Bamboo Forrest in Sichuan of China, is there a unique geological landscape called Gem Lakes, which are small blue ponds formed by underground water containing copper sulfate. The site is right by a small Gem Lake in a bamboo forest around the village. Our client wants to donate a community center to host a variety of local cultural events. In this project, building disappears and nature reveals. Our primary strategy is to lead life into natural field by hand-making a bamboo building in its original way, where intersected arches generate a garden of forking paths.