Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center

阳澄湖旅游集散中心

Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center @ Kengo Kuma & Associates
Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center @ Kengo Kuma & Associates
Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center @ Kengo Kuma & Associates
Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center © Kengo Kuma and Associates
Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center © Kengo Kuma and Associates

Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center

Suzhou, China
2017
Tourist center, Ship yard
7759.34m2

Yangcheng Lake is known for producing Chinese mitten crab, one of the rare delicacies of the world. The structure serves as a tourist center and a depot for the boats sailing the lake. Two triangled roofs open up towards the lake, shaping the number eight in the Chinese letter that means growing prosperity. Underneath, bright interior and an outdoor terrace spread. The roof surface is overlapped with thin and long aluminum angles, which is an expression of the soft texture in old thatched roof, realized by a modern material.

The lake becomes particularly busy in fall, the high season of the crab. The tourist center is expected to be a new symbol to transmit the charm of Yangcheng to the outer world.