A tourist centre by Kengo Kuma

A new tourist centre by Kengo Kuma and Associates showcases two striking triangular roofs.

The Yangcheng Lake Tourist Centre in China will boast a pair of three dimensional roofs, enhancing the strong geometry of the building and bringing together the old and new – one of Kengo Kuma’s signature design elements. Here, pale grey aluminium panels overlap to create a thatched effect, while the timber interior reinforces the juxtaposition of contemporary and traditional.

The roofs slant towards the water, strengthening the connection between the design and the environment; strips of greenery surround the tourist centre and long swathes of glazing allow in natural light and provide views of the waterfront.

Located in an area famed for its mitten crabs, the tourist centre will be a base for visitors and a home for sailing boats.

Designed to ‘transmit the charm of Suzhou’, Yangcheng Lake Tourist Centre is set to open later this year.

Find out more about the project here.

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