Project: Fuzhou Teahouse
Location: China
Practice: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Based: China

Gold

Architecture

Best Heritage

Project: Fuzhou Teahouse
Location: China
Practice: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Based: China

Envisioned as a house atop a rock, the teahouse has created an enclosure styled on an historical Hui-style wooden structure of a high-ranking Qing dynasty official’s residence replete with ornamental carvings. The teahouse is elevated above a base of rammed concrete, which is the project’s core material and a modern homage to the Fuzhou’s traditional earthen dwellings. The sweeping copper roof echoes the roofline of the enclosed architectural relic. Contrasts of bright and dark, light and heavy, coarse and refined are visible.

Silver

Architecture

Best Heritage

Project: Activation of Centennial Shameen Architecture
Location: China
Practice: WAY Architects
Based: China