PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Commercial Interior
Firm LocationBeijing, China
Project locationTianjin, China
Lead ArchitectShaoqing Wang
Design TeamHaoxiang Dong, Guijun Yang
ClientCIFI Group

The design of the sales center is inspired by the cultural context of Nankai District where it sits. The project draws on the spirit of Zhang Boling, a pioneer of modern education in China, and adopts a design approach that creates a contemporary context through ancient traditional elements, to present the diversified cultural genes of Nankai District. The design absorbs arched ceiling of classical architecture, and brings in a koi fish-like art installation. This "koi fish" carries the spirit of the space. The spiral staircase beside it implies the "guild hall" culture in the past.