2021 AWARDS - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Jonathan Leijonhufvud

THE HAKKA TRIANGLE HOUSE

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture, Winner in Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture
Firm LocationShanghai, China
CompanyTEAM_BLDG
Lead ArchitectXiao Lei
Design TeamCao Yi, Eleonora Nucci, Pedro Manzano Ruiz
ClientPoly Group

For this project, Shanghai-based architecture studio TEAM_BLDG worked on both architecture and interior, inspired by the local architectural culture, producing a building deeply bonded with the territory, which refers to the form and concept of the traditional local housing typology named Wei Long Wu (Hakka Dragon House). The architects attempted to create an architectural form integrating both traditional culture and modern values, by employing contemporary theories, structures, materials and therefore the traditional Hakka architecture — turning from reclusion to openness.