Lying 45 kilometers southeast of Tianjin City,
the Dagukou Fort was built in 1817 to protect the capital, Beijing. As a heroic symbol of China's fight
against foreign invasion, the emplacement requests an impressive building to
contain its memory of the invaded history. The horizontally developed mass
emerges as gaps of the earth, while the random scattered layout is actually a
result to form visual relations between the forts and interior spaces. By this
means, the scene of fort becomes an organic part of the exhibition.