The exhibition center is designed under the theme of architectural Landscape. The spaces are connected and combined together freely by the layered water surface, winding paths and elegant gallery, forming a delightful contrast to the building. When traveling in it, people will see different views as they move. The building in the design draft remains a minimalist cube, and the only difference is that the curtain wall is processed in order to build a "landscape cube". The skillful use of artificial elements and abstract nature not only reveals the modernity of the showcased building, but also integrates the unique scenery of Guilin into the building. For this project, we hope to design it based on the landscape, express in a certain shape and endow it with a meaning, and use a pure glass box to arouse people's inner feelings for nature and landscape.
The external walls of the entire exhibition center are made primarily of glass, and the jet-out glass ribs, different in undulation strength, density and jetting-out density, form three levels of hill shades on the building elevation, including the "close view", "medium view" and "distant view". Besides, the glass is covered with colored glaze by the digital printing technology, and the patterns are pixelated so that they look like distant mountains and the sky. The sculpture consists of a series of printed glass, which is printed with abstract full-bodied sweet-scented osmanthus trees peculiar to Guilin by the digital technology.
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