A TOWER WITH WIND & CLOUD
The tower is the observation tower designed for Meijiawu tea garden near West Lake, Hangzhou, China. We design it not only as a platform for the view into the tea fields and West Lake, but also a circular “road” turning in bends and switchback up to the wind and cloud. The irregular spiral form makes the tower into a flexible structure system, so that it can sway slightly in wind. Wind can be both tangible and visible in this elegant spring tower. The ribbon view is designed into a continuous view like Chinese traditional scroll painting rolling along the hiking. And gradually extended void/window gives the hiker a dynamic and intriguing observation experience. Wind can penetrate those size-varied “gap”, travel and play with all the visitors. We want to create a linear public space for people, wind and cloud.
2018 Hangzhou, China