Building on the Water-Huai’an City, Jiangsu, China
Name: Building on the Water
Location: Huai’an City, Jiangsu, China
Architects: Alvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira
Collaborators: Diana Vasconcelos, Susana Oliveira, Elisabete Queirós, Orlando Sousa, Rita Ferreira, João Figueiredo, Caitriona, Carolina Leite, Anand Sonecha.
Structural Engineers: United Architects & Engineers Co., Ltd
M & E Engineers: Shanghai Qingya Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Co.
Construction: Zhejiang Urban Construction Group
Size: 11,000 sqm
-Employs the most advanced manufacturing processes and technologies; designed in a non-linear fashion; built over an artificial lake; aimed at blending the manufacturing process of glass with water; first structure by Siza built over water; built of white exposed concrete; designed to deeply contrast against the orthogonal orderliness of the surrounding factory complex.