The Gate of Chongqing Longhu Park
XinY & Co-base
Shanghai Chengzhi Architecture
This modern gate is the entrance to a Chinese historic town park.
The structure consists of a double curved roof and vertical columns creating an impressive effect of a heavy roof supported by extremely slender columns.
The bold structural design and visual effect of a swooping canopy supported on spindle posts impressed the judges.
Likewise, a stability system that seemed too good to be true was highly commended.
The visual illusion caused by multiple 60mm tension tie down rods appearing as part of the vertical support magnifies the perception of the roof floating.