"SKY MIRRORS" Jingtiantai Cliffs Liquor Culture Experience Centre Of Langjiu Estate

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Cultural
  • Company/Firm
    Zone of Utopia + Mathieu Forest Architecte + LIN Xiaoguang Studio
  • Lead Designer
    Qiang ZOU , Mathieu FOREST, Xiaoguang LIN
  • Design Team
    Teng ZENG, Di WU, Zhuang WANG, Jia MA, Fang GAO, Qijun XUE, Arnaud MAZZA, Edgardo BARROS TORO
  • Architect
    Zone of Utopia + Mathieu Forest Architecte + LIN Xiaoguang Studio
  • Interior Designer
    Chengdu Qingmuyuanyi Design Company
  • Lighting Designer
    BPI Brandston Partnership Inc.
  • Const. Company
    Sichuan No.11 Construction Co, Ltd
  • Photographer Credit
  • Location
    Erlang, Luzhou, China
  • Client
    Langjiu Group
  • Project Date
    18 August 2022

"SKY MIRRORS" is a tribute to nature: bury the program to leave intact the view from the top of the hill. The architecture seems to fade away but it is through reflection that it asserts itself, doubling the sky, constructing the surreal image of an infinite horizon and a feeling of weightlessness.
Under this large suspended mirror of 83m*33m, the material of the building, tinted concrete, is impregnated with the color of the slightly ocher neighboring rocks, so that one can believe that it is an excavation, without a precise dating.
On one level underground, the different rooms give a view of the hillside on one side and the view of the valley and the mountains on the other. We have ensured that no joinery interrupts the huge 50-meter-wide window which plunges the visitor into this striking panorama: the extra-clear glasses 2.7m wide by 4.5m high.
The ceiling is made of mirrored stainless steel sheets assembled, over the entire surface, which is duplicated once again and enriched with the reflections of the suspended lamps.
We decided to create a belvedere, 20m cantilevered above the steep wall, a technical feat: the visitor has the feeling of move forward in the air.