Bio-Lake Reception Center
- Zephyr Architects
This reception center houses an exhibition space, conference rooms and administration offices for the Bio-lake campus. Next to the entrance plaza and adjacent to the central lake, the building is the symbolic heart of the Bio-lake campus.
The overall form and proportions of the building correspond to the program arrangement which includes a central atrium, models and media exhibition room, and ramps and stairs connecting different floors. The architectural massing of the reception center corresponds to the lake and campus by rising above the elevated plinth. The stones are cladded in such a way to follow the geometric line wrapping around the entire building, giving the impression that the building is floating above the ground and lake.
Client: Wuhan Bio-lake Commission
Building Area: 3,500 sq.m.
Partner-in-Charge: Fu Dong
Project Team: Fu Dong, Zhao Zhonggui, Ding Junmei, Yu Tong
Design Period: 2008-2010
Construction Period: 2009-2010