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China’s Lotus Building by Australia’s Studio 505

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 09, 2014 01:05 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Jul 08, 2014

Subtle, it most definitley is not—which may explain why China’s Lotus Building by Melbourne architectural firm Studio 505 has us blinking in disbelief. This flowery suite of concert halls and meeting rooms rises, fittingly enough, from a man-made lake in the center of Wujin—a district in the southern city of — Continue reading …




 

 

53ae3d3cc07a80790f00008b_the-lotus-building-and-people-s-park-studio505_the_lotus_building__studio505__02Subtle, it most definitley is not—which may explain why China’s Lotus Building by Melbourne architectural firm Studio 505 has us blinking in disbelief. This flowery suite of concert halls and meeting rooms rises, fittingly enough, from a man-made lake in the center of Wujin—a district in the southern city of Changzhou—as the uncontested epicenter of an ambitious urban project aimed at turning Wujin into a glittering cultural destination.

To that end, Studio 505 has done its gaudy best by creating a startling structure, impressive as a technological feat (that’s a lotus, alright) and for its unabashed embrace of architecture as kitsch. According to Studio 505, the Lotus Building was “conceived as an inhabited sculptural form, emerging naturally from the lake,” its multicolored painted steel petals “creating a bright and uplifting interior atmosphere, no matter the weather.” Like the lake itself, there’s nothing natural about the Lotus Building, of course, but, like children in Disney World, visitors to Wujin will undoubtedly go slack-jawed with wonder. image-toolsScreen shot 2014-07-08 at 10.05.03 AMimage-tools-2image-tools-5image-tools-3image-tools-1053ae3e99c07a80790f00008d_the-lotus-building-and-people-s-park-studio505_the_lotus_building__studio505__0853ae3ef8c07a80eb1c0000a8_the-lotus-building-and-people-s-park-studio505_the_lotus_building__studio505__1053ae3ebec07a80eb1c0000a7_the-lotus-building-and-people-s-park-studio505_the_lotus_building__studio505__09image-tools-7

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