Warren and Mahoney teamed up with the Central South Architectural Design Institute (CSADI) in Wuhan, China to produce a joint entry for the Pingyang Government and Cultural Centre design competition. The 136,000m² project, spread over a 650,000m² site in the city of Pingyang, Wenzhou Province, included a government administration building flanked by several cultural buildings as well as the design of an artificial mountain and rivers.
The masterplan, developed by CSADI, located the artificial mountain at the northern end of the site with an axial plaza running south directly through the site following feng shui principles.
Warren and Mahoney focused on the design of the cultural buildings and developed a museum, library, urban planning and exhibition centre, and archival repository building along with the development of the overall landscape linking the project together.
The artificial mountain informed the landscape which resulted in a facetted and folded language. In turn, the cultural buildings followed this language and were designed to appear as if they emerged out of the landscape and were kept sculptural and facetted in form.
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