Architects Qiang Tsu and Matthew Forest designed an unusual building for the tourist district of Xinxiang, China
December 12, 2021
In the Chinese city of Xinxiang, a new tourist area is being planned, which will be dedicated to winter sports. One of the key buildings will be the recently opened cultural tourism center. The unusual building was designed by architects Qiang Zou and Mathieu Forest.
The cultural tourism center in Xinxiang consists of three buildings, each of which is formed by connected and offset “ice” cubes. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the facade is even more complex than it seems from afar. It is made of printed glass panels that contain real ice crystals. They refract light from the inside and therefore at night the building glows with an unusual glow.
One of the main ideas of architects architects & nbsp; – to make the building look different from different points of view. On the one hand, it appears taller due to the overhanging upper cube of the central building. On the other hand, it seems visually larger, reflected in the water surface of the pond on the banks of which the complex stands.