The building is located in front of the Zhujiajiao town on the east side, which is the gate to the town on waterway, as a transition area from the old town to the modern city.
Different functions are formed into independent shapes, which are accumulated and connected in a whole network. A lot of traditional housing are preserved in the town. White walls, black tiles with the undulating roofs as the important form factors are continued in the design. No matter in the view from the bridges or the view from the river, these undulating roofs are providing the local image of these traditional area. Inside the building , there is an empty public area among each functional spaces with the skylight rushing down through the window. when people pass by this area from the rooms, they have the alternant different feeling between inside and outside, like walking in the traditional housing in the south of China.
The building is well combined with the terrain feature and put on a 1.2meter-high platform to connect with the surroundings which is 3 meters higher than the site. The platform becomes the transition area between the road and the site, and enhances the appearance of the building at the same time.