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Aurelien Chen pavilion reimagines the mountains, forest, clouds and water of Chinese landscape
POSTED 16 Jan 2020 . BY Stu Robarts
The pavilion covers an area of 350sq m (3,770sq ft) Credit: Aurelien Chen
The pavilion is an ethereal and abstract version of a traditional Chinese landscape.
– Aurelien Chen
Aurelien Chen has created a pavilion in China that reimagines the traditional Chinese landscape of mountains, forest, clouds and water.

The 350sq m (3,770sq ft) Dragon Mountain Landmark Pavilion, so-called because of its location in Zhulongshan – literally Dragon Mountain, was created to draw the attention to the entrance of the Dragon Mountain Natural site.

Described by Chen as "an ethereal and abstract version of a traditional Chinese landscape", the installation comprises 200 steel poles that, together, create an undulating form reminiscent of a mountain.

At night, thousands of stars appear towards the top of the poles through illuminated perforations.

Mirrored canopies towards the top of the poles –and spanning multiple poles each – represent clouds, with perforations that create an interplay of light and shadow as the conditions change and time passes.

The lower sections of the poles are also mirrored and, like the height of the poles, undulate as one, giving the sense of a river flowing through the base of the installation.
The stars are created by illuminated perforations in the poles Credit: Aurelien Chen
At night, thousands of stars appear towards the top of the poles Credit: Aurelien Chen
Perforations in the canopies create an interplay of light and shadow as the conditions change and time passes Credit: Aurelien Chen
There are multiple cloud canopies, each a different shape Credit: Aurelien Chen
Mirrored canopies spanning multiple poles each towards the top represent clouds Credit: Aurelien Chen
The lower sections of the poles are mirrored and undulate as one, giving the sense of a river flowing through the base of the installation Credit: Aurelien Chen
The undulating form of the pavilion is reminiscent of a mountain Credit: Aurelien Chen
The installation comprises 200 steel poles Credit: Aurelien Chen
 


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16 Jan 2020

Aurelien Chen pavilion reimagines the mountains, forest, clouds and water of Chinese landscape
BY Stu Robarts

The pavilion covers an area of 350sq m (3,770sq ft)

The pavilion covers an area of 350sq m (3,770sq ft)
photo: Aurelien Chen

Aurelien Chen has created a pavilion in China that reimagines the traditional Chinese landscape of mountains, forest, clouds and water.

The 350sq m (3,770sq ft) Dragon Mountain Landmark Pavilion, so-called because of its location in Zhulongshan – literally Dragon Mountain, was created to draw the attention to the entrance of the Dragon Mountain Natural site.

Described by Chen as "an ethereal and abstract version of a traditional Chinese landscape", the installation comprises 200 steel poles that, together, create an undulating form reminiscent of a mountain.

At night, thousands of stars appear towards the top of the poles through illuminated perforations.

Mirrored canopies towards the top of the poles –and spanning multiple poles each – represent clouds, with perforations that create an interplay of light and shadow as the conditions change and time passes.

The lower sections of the poles are also mirrored and, like the height of the poles, undulate as one, giving the sense of a river flowing through the base of the installation.



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