Project > Subsided Court of Olympic Green, Beijing

Description

Location Olympic Green, Beijing
Design Time 2007
Completion Time 2008

Award

2010 National Best Project Design Awards Silver Prize
2008 Architectural Society of China Creative Architecture Awards Best Work

Subsided Court of Olympic Green, Beijing

The red wall is a steel structure filled with more than one hundred of “drums”, which can be beaten and are installed with lamps. The combination of drums and lamps builds a festive red gate for Olympics. The golden color is not on the glazed tiles, but a row of “cooper Chinese vertical bamboo flutes” with holes on their pipes. Some bells for ritual music hang on steel frames which swing in case of wind and spread melodies around. Strings are installed in front of windows and can be plucked.