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.
Lotus Park in Wujin, China by Studio505
October 19th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Studio505
Australian architects and designers studio505 are currently completing a series of iconic projects in a new cultural precinct in Victoria’s ‘sister state’ Jiangsu Province in China.
Located in Wujin in the Changzhou precinct, the 3.5 hectare Lotus Park has been designed to be occupied throughout the year with festivals and functions throughout the day and night. The design establishes a clear and active programme of functions and includes the W Gallery, a new museum of contemporary art and many new entertainment and restaurant venues. The themes of environmental sustainability, education, recreation and community focused arts programmes are key to the establishment and success of the park programme.
Also within the Lotus Park site sits the Wujin Planning and Exhibition Centre – set for a magical and stunning facelift with the addition of the Lotus Conference Centre. Set on an existing artificial lake, the complex shows the three stages of the lotus flower and houses exhibition spaces and conference rooms. The Lotus Conference Centre will become an iconic attraction symbolising the growth and prosperity of Wujin.
Situated next to The Lotus is ‘Phoenix Valley’, The Wujin Grand Theatre and Youth Palace. A new cultural icon and hub housing the new Wujin Grand Theatre for 1000 patrons, a cinema complex, sports halls, and educational youth palace for 4,000 students. The complex is covered with a green roof and solar panels and is targeting China’s highest rating in sustainability.