Loop of Wisdom

In Chengdu, China, international architecture studio powerhouse company completes its vibrant red ‘loop of wisdom’ — an occupiable, continuous ring. 

The loop’s undulating form is archetypal and universal, organic and geometric, and enigmatic yet instantly recognizable. initially planned as a temporary building, the client was so impressed by the quality of the design and its delicate relationship with the landscape and its elegant lines, it was ultimately built as a permanent fixture. With construction underway in may 2019, the loop of wisdom transforms the idea of an ephemeral structure into one that is long-lived and inherently sustainable.


Powerhouse company integrates its loop of wisdom rooftop with an undulating walkway that rises and kisses the ground plane. This path measures 698 meters around, rising 25 meters from its ground level access to offer spectacular views of the surrounding greenery and distant mountains. Its surface is finished with rubber asphalt — the material used for athletics tracks — making the path suitable for both runners and walkers. The team finished the roof with vibrant red to exaggerate the striking contrast with the lush green of the landscape.


Beneath the red roof, the loop of wisdom is programmed with exhibition spaces defined by a warm, natural atmosphere. This environment is created with wooden ceilings and open views of the surrounding landscape. The facades are structurally glazed to a height of 13 meters with glass reinforcement fins. this transparency blurs the boundary between indoors and outdoors, again enhancing the connection with nature.


Source | Designboom



10th November 2020

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