HHD_FUN: rizhao visitor center, china HHD_FUN: rizhao visitor center, china
nov 05, 2012

HHD_FUN: rizhao visitor center, china

‘rizhao visitor center’ by HHD_FUN, rizhao, china image © zhenfei wang all images courtesy of HHD_FUN




beijing-based HHD-FUN have just completed the final addition to the shanhaitian seaside in rizhao, accompanying the pedestrian bridge and clubhouse. the ‘rizhao visitor center’ contains services for the expected influx of tourists including shops, cinemas, restaurants, leisure facilities and public showrooms. a parametrically-designed steel structure creates a prototype of an undulating form growing out of the ground and disappearing back into it, repeated for all 19 volumes in a fluid built structure. each component, although based on the same model, is modified to its specific site location and functional requirement. the project constitutes a low profile with the major spaces located on the floor below ground, accessible through either three open stairs or four paths towards the sea.

image © zhenfei wang

low profile within the site image © zhenfei wang

public services lie above and below ground image © zhenfei wang

image © zhenfei wang

image © zhenfei wang

white structures grow out of the ground image © zhenfei wang

(left) one of three major stairways (right) interior image © zhenfei wang

interior image © zhenfei wang

open-air lower floor image © zhenfei wang

stairs heading into the lower section image © zhenfei wang

seaside context image © zhenfei wang

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level -1


parametric design

  • very organic and yet highly disciplined at the same time – a rare combination

    dbkii says:
  • It looks like a landscape infestation influenced by Zaha Hadid. It is time for less of this and that time will soon be here.

    Kenneth Smythe says:
  • beautiful

    sheema says:

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