Wuzhi is a famous historical city on the bank of the Yellow River. This project was aimed to build an urban cultural landmark that integrates functions such as libraries, museums, cultural centers, conference halls, and workers' cultural centers, etc.
The site was an irregular-shaped land hidden in the old city, with only two ends facing the street. We decomposed the building mass into three scattered volumes and integrated them into the old city. By designing a public space that connects the two ends and opens 24 hours a day, the unfavorable conditions were transformed into the charisma of the space, and created a city communal place more attractive and charming.
The building design took the "Ding Li" concept, and has incorporated the imagery of the stacking bricks of the Mule Temple, ritual vessels, cave dwellings, cross-section texture of the Taihang Mountain to introduce the architecture features of flying cornice, shading, entrance, etc. to delineate a steady, concise, and culturally savvy image.
The atrium and entrance of the three buildings all face the public space in the southeast and are interconnected as a whole. The internal functions interact with the urban landscape, interpreting the urban stories from inside out.