- Location Weihai, China
- Status Built
- Service Architecture
- Sector Arts and culture
- Area 600m²/6,450ft²
- Client China Resources Land
This pavilion is a marketing suite for a major residential development in the coastal city of Weihai, on China’s Shandong Peninsula. Located on a nearby reclaimed island, it’s an information hub and event venue in one – an exhibition space to introduce the beauty of the development to potential occupants.
We took our cues from the local geography, where urban and coastal surroundings meet, and designed a crescent form that engages both environments. The building is divided into two spaces by a curved spine wall. The concave side of the curve casts its sights inland, reflecting the city behind it, while the outer convex side – with its bar, meeting spaces, cinema and wraparound external terrace – gazes out to sea. The sturdy bamboo cladding of the dividing wall is a neat contrast to the pavilion’s delicate flowing form.
This is a building with meeting at its heart – the momentary first encounter between the development and future residents, as well as the timeless meeting of land and sea.
Located on an island of reclaimed land on the coast of the Shandong Peninsula in northern China, the distinctive building houses a hospitality suite, information centre and exhibition space for a major residential development.
As our first building in Mainland China, Weihai Pavilion is a milestone for Make Architects and testament to the talent in our studio.
The elegant crescent form is designed to respond to and engage with the city and the seascape.