CRCC Woshan Longfu | Guiyang, China | Guangzhou S.P.I Design

Winner of a Merit Award in the Built – Commercial Residential category of the 2022 WLA Awards.

CRCC Woshan Longfu

CRCC Woshan Longfu is surrounded by mountains and water, where the Bouyei people (an ethnic minority in southern China) live. Human settlement and nature seem to form a harmonious community. This kind of localization arises from the initial design inspiration. The design intends to find a balance between human traces and nature. The community and the landscape memory are integrated into the design.

CRCC Woshan Longfu

The designers hope that the entrance is hidden and without complicated decorations. The simple water stones fit the natural calmness, and the original texture shows respect for the mountains.

CRCC Woshan Longfu

The core area was the highlight of the space. The designers hope it could convey the concept of community. The design uses special design language to restore the natural environment, break the circulation of the exhibition area, and show the most authentic state of walking in nature.

CRCC Woshan Longfu

The landscape wall is a five-layer multi-curved surface structure built by bamboo weaving techniques, with a steel structure in the middle and metal mesh on both sides.

CRCC Woshan Longfu

The “bamboo” structure is located at the top of the site, and it is also the focal point. It is inspired by the former habitation configuration of the Bouyei people. The designers apply a resembled metal to imitate the weaving pattern to show the transparent quality of the structure. It is a landscape that blends into nature.

CRCC Woshan Longfu
CRCC Woshan Longfu
CRCC Woshan Longfu
CRCC Woshan Longfu

The 300-meter-long mountain trail runs through the site. Visitors can enjoy the transformation of natural environments in the dramatic topographic of the site. The shape of the mountain creates an emotional resonance of the residents.

CRCC Woshan Longfu

CRCC Woshan Longfu | Guiyang, China | Guangzhou S.P.I Design

Landscape Design: Guangzhou S.P.I Design Co., LTD

Design Team: Hu Sun, Bo Wang, Haiyuan Huang, Qingbo Zhang, Yandan Luo, Ying Shen, Wenhua Chen, Zongwen Qiu, Jiaxi Fu, Gen Li

Architectural Design: China Railway Urban Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Engineering Design: Guizhou Lvjing Landscape Engineering Co., Ltd.

Client: China Railway Guizhou Tourism Culture Development Co., Ltd.

Image Credits: Inch Studio


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