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A Unique Cultural Center That Forms A Connection With The Landscape

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Shanghai-based architecture firm Neri&Hu has designed the ‘Junshan Cultural Center’—a multi-faceted space situated in the rural landscape surrounding Beijing, China.

Situated amongst the mountain ranges nearby the Miyun Reservoir, the center aims to encourage visitors to engage with the landscape. Taking inspiration from the local area, the renowned architecture firm has created a cultural facility that blends traditional and contemporary architecture. The exterior of the building is clad in warm-toned aluminum panels that bring textural diversity while also softening the brick tiles beneath. This uniquely veiled facade contributes to the building’s seamless integration into the natural landscape. Of this, the architects state they intend for the building to “rise quietly out of the water.” Throughout the center, there is a continued connection between the outside and inside. The architects have ensured each of the interior rooms offers views of the surrounding outdoor gardens. Textures utilized externally also feature inside—a subtle but effective use of materials that further forms a connection between outside and inside. Throughout this unique multi-purpose space, bespoke furniture sits alongside luxurious textural elements of natural stone, refined brass metal detailing, and tactile soft furnishings.

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All images © Pedro Pegenaute and Xia Zhi