With Tongji University, Shanghai
This facility is meant to be a congress centre, sports centre with services set in an urban area of great historical and aesthetic value. The project aims to make of the centre an element unifying the large green area where it dwells with its function of collective urban space. The structure develops horizontally, some volumes are partially underground, some are inclined planes, overthrows, horizontal courses so that the building is perceived as a natural extension of the surrounding open spaces. The facades (cover, sliding panels, etc.) include high technologic elements, which take the form of traditional materials and details (bamboo, old Chinese doors, etc.).