Tiangang Art Center

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Mixed-Use building
  • Company/Firm
    SYN Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Zou Yingxi
  • Design Team
    Gao Bo, Jin Nan, Jiang Zhihua, Chen Shifang, Tian Yahong, Wang Ziqiang
  • Architect
    SYN Architects
  • Photographer Credit
    Zheng Yan
  • Location
    Baoding, China
  • Client
  • Project Date
    April, 2021

The main body of the building is coated with white granular paint to maintain a purity of color - and with its clean geometric form and absence of linear directionality, it becomes a kind of enormous sunlight-catching object. The building's sculptural presence is combined with nearby rice fields and villages, establishing a strong visceral connection between the building and the natural environment, enabling it to leverage its surroundings to amplify the aesthetic tension between the two entities.
In order to accommodate and display different kinds of art, the architecture must be adaptable according to the needs of each exhibition. So the exhibition hall, winding road, roof terrace, corridors, and external areas of the building are spatially connected through the form of a "swirl vortex", providing a variety of spaces of various dimensions. Each one evokes a unique relationship between wall and the roof, transforming as one moves from one to the other, and allows the building's roof to be used imaginatively and efficiently.