Our purpose is to integrate the building with Lei Feng statue in the way of presenting the anti-gravity power and mirror reflectivity. The idea is coming from the notion that all the building could manifest itself as an artificial landscape which not only accommodates the function but express the emotion. Helium gas is the lightest gas in the world which functions as an essential part in this structure. The force it produces could lift, with ease, all the roofs of the underground exhibition halls along with the structures of passageway in them. In such way presented both the power of the building and the one of Lei Feng’s spirit.
In the past, Lei Feng was a monument, We revered him.
Nowadays, Lei Feng is still a monument, a faith, living in the heart of everyone.
Roaming underground, Listening to the whisper of art, Along with the six elements of nature, We find the vicissitudes of spirit.
But on the earth, Up there is the monument in the heart, We see ourselves stay with everyone, with Lei Feng.
Indoor structure feasibility: The structures of the passageway in the six exhibition halls are hung up by the arc-shape structures in the roof which are also constrained through the rope in the bottoms. With the interaction of them all, the whole structure is held up by the lift power produced from the sphere. The ropes exposed in the air on the opposite positions are combined together so as to counteract the lateral force resulted from the acute angle of the lift power. Roof structure is composed with 18 double-arc structures which are used to fight against the lateral pressure from the ropes.
Landmark: Lei Feng Memorial Hall is not only constructed as the new landmark of Lei Feng Town, but a crucial part of the northwest portal area of Changsha City. In the night, the power stored in photoelectric cell incessantly supports the lighting feature of the whole sphere and the memorial park. The lighting feature with the ultra-long radiation range stands up as a beacon for the whole city.
Project name: The spirit of power (Conceptual Design of Lei Feng Memorial Hall)
Location: Lei Feng Town, Wangcheng District, Changsha, Hunan, China
Designer: Ji Xin, Zhai Lian (Graduates of Southeast University)
Honor: Award-wining works of Xian Dai Cup Architecture Competition
Lei Feng (December 18, 1940 – August 15, 1962) was a soldier of the People’s Liberation Army of the PRC. He was characterized by propaganda
as a selfless and modest figure after his death and consequently was an idol to many.