The pavilion is located in woods on the hill of TashanPark in Weihai, a coastline city in Shandong. To protect the trees in site and offer the view to major sights of city, the building is conceived as a merged volume with three viewing tubes like tree branches orientating to different axis. Half buried and half cantilevered, the building provides to the visitor different experience on two levels: walking down half level, one will enter the inside of teahouse and gallery space with framed views to various scenery; walking up through the preserved trees in landscape to the roof terrace, one will enjoy a unfolded breathtaking panoramic view to the ocean on this viewing platform.
Location: Weihai, Shandong, China
Program: Terrace of Viewing, Gallery, Tearoom, Office
Site area: 1380 sq. m.
Floor area: 256 sq. m.
Number of floor levels: 1
Structural system: Reinforced concrete