Situated in a beautiful bay side valley, Power Station Village houses 400 staff and visitors of a new coal burning power station. The village consists of fifteen buildings of different functions including offices, restaurants, shops, housing and hotels, forming a self-contained community.
We carefully dealt with the village’s context by accentuating the contrast between the village and its beautiful, natural surroundings. The village is laid out in a square, to acknowledge its artificiality.
In an attempt to house the diverse program in a compact, single gesture, the village takes the form of the traditional Chinese courtyard house. Unity is expressed in the form language of individual buildings. Every building is covered in a sharp, white concrete wrap, unfolding to the south.
Project in collaboration with BAU Shanghai