In constant interplay with the environment – whether it is the changing hues and reflections of the water, or varying tones of light and shadow, the building manifests a multitude of changing complexions.
Whether viewed from land, water or air, the elegant building conveys a quiet beauty achieved when the concrete and substantial comes in contact with the fluid and ethereal.
Building On the Water, Huai’An City, Jiangsu Province, China
Architects: Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira
Creative integration consultant: Xue Xue Institute, Xue Xue Foundation
Project management & construction supervision: Stephen Wang & Richard Wang
Local partner: United Architects & Engineers Co., Ltd
Client: Por-Shih Lin, Chairman, Shihlien Chemical Industrial Jiangsu Co., Ltd
Area: 11,000 sqm
Completion: August 2014