Milky Way

PrizeHonorable Mention in Landscape Architecture / Installations & structures
Firm LocationBeijing, China
Lead ArchitectZhong Wang
Design TeamZhong Wang,Shitao Xiong,Zhen Li,Dingyu Wu,Xuguang Shao,Lina Zhao,Zhenhua Wei,Yiming Zhang,Weidong Wang,Laiyu Liu
ClientWuhan Metro Group

The project tries to present the imagery of the magnificent Milky Way, through extracting and expressing Wuhan's landscape in an abstract, artistic manner and drawing on the romantic poetry of the name of "Optics Valley" where it sits. The overall sculpture spans 90 meters with a height of 40 meters, producing a magnificent volume. The undulating structural form symbolizes the mountain and water landscape of Wuhan, and the 3 prominent, vigorous curves represent the three towns of the city.