Chinese studio Vector Architects have finished a sales pavilion for a structure locate in Hefei, China, which characteristics a series of confined courtyards. Named Momentary City, the plan targets to filter the noise and ash of the development region however suck in more enjoyable factors of the environment such as wind, water and floras.
The building contains of cube-like constructions clad in Corten steel, connected by courts and disordered along one border of the construction site. The finishes of these courts are confined by double-layered fiberglass screens, which screen out light so that they seem objective and clear from the street however coloured from inside.
As many cities in China, Hefei is getting a fast transformation. The original metropolis fabric was torn apart and threw out, replaced by jumbo blocks of unknown constructions and forms. The present Hefei is only a passing moment on its persistent march toward the rising. And so, we call it a “Momentary City”. The neighborhoods that were destroyed and the recent sites that are below construction fill this “Momentary City” with scabs. We attempt to plan such a place that makes peace and tranquility for people’s psyches. It filters out the noise and ash from the outside global, however keeps light and its shade, water and its ripples, wind and it’s voices, floras and their fragrance, a series of momentary phenomena to make a storage that lasts.
A succession of courts, every hosts one of these phenomena are slipped in between the inside space and outside city surroundings, become a visual link between the building and the metropolis.
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