Located in the Futian district of Shenzhen, China, the Blossom of Yinli is proposed as an interactive spatial installation to promote Vanke SCPG’s collaborative culture and values, and at the same time, to enliven the surrounding neighborhood. Sited on the plaza between the Vanke SCPG building and the nearby residential communities, this small structure is poised to be a connecting point that offers a public space for citizens to gather, share ideas, and be inspired. The essence of the design concept is to organize the weaved arches that demark spaces and create a perceivably light and interactive structure. Instead of constructing the pavilion to blend in the urban context, our project distinguishes itself from the surroundings and stands out as a landmark because of its unique design. The purposefully delineated form is derived from the landscape in the surrounding area. The curve lines dividing the site form a sophisticated two-dimensional weaving system. By extruding this cluster of curves, a weaving waffle-structure system of the pavilion is constructed. Then, using a group of bubbles form varying in size to cut the waffle into a more dynamic shape to depict a blooming flower form. At the same time, those voids created by the bubbles carved out the interior spaces and created the circulation paths and the main auditorium room. In addition to the carefully sculpted forms, the Blossom of Yinlin also acts as a pioneer by exploring the possibility of using polycarbonate sheets as the exterior materials and construction mean. The utilization of orange and white translucent polycarbonate panels builds the vibrant surface of the pavilion, adding to its sophisticated shape, the pavilion becomes an icon that can’t be mistaken. The bold design using the layering of the structural elements and the carving out the space with form voids to maximize its program, the pavilion is expected to function as a multi-dimensional vehicle for delivering public education, public exhibition, and activities to illustrate the “It’s a wonderful Yinli Life” philosophy. Above all, this project intentionally breaks with conventional design approaches for a public building and is in favor of a more stimulative articulation of public spaces. Taken as a whole, the Vanke SCPG Pavilion becomes a new public icon meant to reconnect the surrounding neighborhoods with the Vanke SCPG complex.
Based in New York City, Studio Link-Arc, LLC is an international team of architects and designers. Our name, Link-Arc, refers to the practice’s collaborative nature as well as the company’s mission, which is to work across disciplines to create strategy and design in the fields of urban planning, architecture, spatial art and landscape. We accomplish this by linking knowledge, resources, and intelligence, from multiple perspectives and diverse backgrounds.
Our body of work includes innovative projects at all scales. We see the relationship between architecture and context as an opportunity to create new context, new nature and a new understanding of the world. Through research, we uncover the essential truths unique to each project, and use those truths to create concepts and to shape form. We endeavor to create refined works of architecture. We create spaces that promote contemplation and imagination and provide quiet satisfaction through the simple act of occupation.