Awarded 'Best of Best’ in the Architecture category at the Iconic Awards by the German Design Council.

Inside the rural Tai Yang Valley, West of Hangzhou, the Sun Commune is a local initiative raising awareness of sustainable farming and promoting healthy living and outdoor activities for the increasing urbanization of China.

Within the sun commune, Superimpose Architecture Studio designed MICR-O to be a learning platform for city dwellers.

The valley, with bamboo and rice fields, is home to one hundred local farming families. Sun Commune initiates a bottom up strategy to sustain farmers while promoting organic food production. It further extends as an education platform for children from the city. Throughout the year, kids from Hangzhou and Shanghai will camp and learn about nature at MICR-O and allow them to be part of a rural micro-community.

Photos by Marc Goodwin