Beijing Community Center: Body and Mind

CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
ClientDang Nguyen
DesignerDang Nguyen
Prize1st Place in Architecture Categories / New Commercial Building
Entry Description

Air pollution is one of the massive problems in Beijing, China, but the project of Community Center promises a pathway to greener and cleaner urban environment. The design takes inspiration from Chinese traditional courtyard houses and the Feng-Shui principles in the approach to the design concept of filtration of body and mind; filtration of old and new; and filtration of air, water and light. Therefore, the design reflects positive engagement with nature based on the main idea of multiple courtyards and multi peaked roof as the mean of filtration.