Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Renovation of the Riverside Moon Bay Park, access door and landmark building in Jinhua, China
February 3rd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
RTA Office designed the renovation of the Riverside Moon Bay Park, access door and landmark building in the city of Jinhua in China. The building is like a single object located at a singular point of the city. The place is a park with a path that leads from one point of the city’s river front.
Client: Jiangnan Greenbelt Yangtze River Department
Total intervention: 2 he
Building surface: 3800 m²
Some large pieces indicate the entrance to the park. Then a road with a gentle slope leads to an object. Initially the path is composed of several bands, and together, as you move forward on the journey these are separated in order to accommodate such green grass and create spaces for contemplation.
The architects designed the building as if it were a precious object. Perhaps we remember a cloud, a cloud of steel fabric that dematerialises with intent to appear slightly.
Perhaps this is a great lamp. At night it transforms into a container of light. One point that emerges light that shines in the city. A singular point, a landmark. A large sculpture, a reflection of a civilization in times of change, in times of greatness, an era of brilliance. It is a multipurpose, multifunction, a place to perform a multitude of activities.
Used as a bar and restaurant, also includes a series of social events and cultural activities both in its inner space partially covered, and outside.
Through the construction of landmark buildings, Jinhua aspires to be known as the City of Architecture and therefore invites the world’s best architects to design singular pieces, as in the Moonbay Park signed by RTA-Office and few years ago in the Architectural Park with its 17 pavilions, built along the river Yiwu, some of which designed by Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland), Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico), Johan de Wachter Architects (Netherlands), Michael Maltzan (USA), Ai Wei (China).