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Cafe Design in A Open-pit Mine area
Design For Fushun National Achitectural Competition - Hornorable Mentions
Collaborator: Yue Wu, yi zhao
Site: Fushun, China
Fushun is a city affluent in mineral resources. Through years, overwhelming exploitment has badly demaged the land condition. The land subsidence happens everywhere. As a result, a number of villages near the mines has been buried underground, replaced by lakes in various size.
The aim of the project is to make a place for people who former lived here to look back. An upside-down cafe above the lake, of which the reflection is just like a pitch house laying in the water. The definitions of public building and memorial object are actually crossprograming here.
By means of the characteristic structure of Dougong structure, the building forms a symbol of visual intentions, and achieves the “upside down slope of the roof houses”.
Floor Plan Scenarios
The linear interior space is in general a free space suitable for various layout. Besides, the foldable timber walls make it possible to link the outside corridor ring with the interior space to become a totally open space for events' expansion.
Flower Wall as the Shape of Housing: Bring in the nature to fill in the external timber frame, to in a way indicate the rebirth of houses in collapse
Interior View: The structure inside uses the similar structure as the exterior frame to create a soft ceiling interface