Size/ 3,160 m²
Status/ Construction start 2016
Collaborating Architect/ Thomas Chow Architects
Structural Engineer/ Dress & Sommer, Stuttgart
Model/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Gao Yao clubhouse and gallery located in the mountainous district of GaoYao, 100 kilometres West of Guangzhou, sits in the centre of a lake, acting as a pavilion for a new development of exclusive villas at the base of the nearby mountain. The design focuses on space, light, view and programme. The sculptural project was designed in collaboration with a Feng Shui Master to respect angles of approach and its location on the site. The teaching of Fengshui organises the orientation of the building in the optimal angles for entrances at 120, 240 and 345 degrees, which is supporting the twists of views and dynamics of the plan.