Weihe River Landscape Pavilion

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Recreational
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Donghyun JUNG
  • Design Team
    Qingsong Huang, Kaiqi Yang, Jingyun Lian, MInjia Lv, Xinwei Liu, Dongsheng Xiao, Jianxin Li
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Const. Company
    Scegc Mechanized Construction Group Company Ltd.; Shaanxi huashan road and bridge group co., LTD
  • Photographer Credit
    PLAT ASIA ndn lab
  • Location
    Weihe River, Xixian New District, Shaanxi, China
  • Client
    Shaanxi Xixian New District Urban Construction Investment Group CO., Ltd
  • Project Date
    June 2022
  • Project Link

The Weihe River Landscape Pavilion, located in a riverside park, served as a public toilet, landscape pavilion, and shop in a two-story building. Between walkways and woods, architects translated the traditional form into contemporary expression: extending the roof into the land, and making a triangle frame structure, then cutting the wall and rolling over the platform as a terrace, seats, planters, and ceilings, opening views from south to north, and timber grilles as the façade, penetrate airs freely. Skylights and windows help natural lights and vistas. The outer surface used materials textured with rammed earth, like broken ground. The inner surface, decorated with copper plates, mirrored the glossy plants. The rammed earth context blended with the metal panels blurred the edge inside-out. Grand scale with tall ceilings makes a fluent spatial sense of nature, lighting, and plants, alive the vigor. The pavilion is both an architecture and landscape in the park. Architects mixed the materials, deconstructed the spatial form, and landscaped the building, exploring the primitiveness of public facilities and extraordinary natural experiences for people.

Being an international team of architects and designers, PLAT ASIA was founded in Beijing in 2010, by Baoyang Bian and Donghyun Jung, who share the oriental cultural background. Based on the constant research and analysis of the bewildering social backdrop nowadays, PLAT ASIA has been endeavouring in optimising the living conditions without sacrificing the future living environment. Moreover, PLAT ASIA not only designs to discover new opportunities and means of land occupation, but to carry forward oriental philosophies of nature, architecture and value as well.