Located by The Grand Canal riverside, an advantageous location inheriting thousands of years of culture, this design project presents the rich history. The canal that has been flowing quietly for thousands of years helps the nature and human landscape be cultivated; it connects in all directions of the country, being praised by people down the ages.
In response to the trend of environmental sustainability, the designer especially chose the building materials to reduce the waste and achieve sustainability of the green building. The overall design adopts the concepts of reuse and recycle which is in the green energy strategy. Thin stone slabs are used as the material of some model; they are made of natural stone. Besides, thin stone slabs can reduce the persecution caused by the abundant use of stone veneer. The ceiling ornamentation is diminished as well to save the usage and furthermore cut down the energy consumption. The project is designed in oriental modern style; however, the obscure ancient charms are contained inside. Time is to life what age is to civilization. While the space is depicted in a modern way, it also be introduced with some classic elements. By using blue as the traction, the unique pattern interprets the figure of Asian aesthetics.
The design started with time. Based on “blue” as the main feature, the designer left the space blank with a unique storytelling technique, building a space with modern style and ancient Chinese characteristics. The two elements intertwine with each other, and then turn into a presentation of modern oriental culture.