JINJI LAKE BIENNALE PAVILION
SUZHOU, CHINA (2018)
This ultra-thin self-supported shell structure is situated on a prominent urban plaza in Suzhou: the site of the Jinji Lake Biennale. A landmark pavilion for Suzhou, it provides a space where people can meet, have a date, or take a selfie. The space is an aggregate of twenty spheres of incremental diameters, combined to create an envelope of experiential tension. The resultant morphology is lightened with a motif of porosity derived from structural stress flows. Light spills into the interior to make an immersive experience for climbing kids and adults overcome with a childlike sense of wonder.