Lixu Zhang


This pavilion explores the idea of floating, where nature and free-form shape are blended into the language of my design. Composed of two central spatial arrangement, the circular area under the large overhanging pavilion provides seating and activity area for different occupancy and affordance. A centralized arrangement of concrete seating indicate the use for communal event and reflecting the shape of the pavilion. The uprising stairs frame a tunnel for people to another level of view and set a totally different type of experience. Revolving around the concept of circulation of the human being, I used Grasshopper to generate various different iterations of the vertical structure before selecting the most suitable one that achieves the effects of my concept.