Project was done in GET
This quick design exercise was done for a competition for a modern Buddhistic temple in Hangzhou, China. The site is located near Qiangtang river, which is known for the world’s largest tidal bore. This image of a wave served as a reference for structure above public spaces. Its top surface takes visitors from the ground level and brings it up to the main hall. The shape of the hall is referring to a raft — one of Buddhistic symbols. Its axis is pointing towards a statue of a Buddha on the other river bank. The hall stands on a curvilinear volume of a public part of the temple complex and a rectilinear volume of secluded spaces of a monastery.