overview © 魏刚
“Red Pavilion” is consisted by forty thousand 8cm×8cm shiny fragments, integrated with an existing traditional red pavilion in Beining Park. The top half of the pavilion still keeps the traditional style, which has become a pile of shining fragments on the ground through the abstract evolution of the red squares accompanied by four columns. Just like reflecting the history, with traditional and historical features above, and fantasy and contemporary scenes below.
the shining fragments and the red pavilion integrated into a whole © 魏刚
different views of the red pavilion © 魏刚
No matter it is tradition or future, both of them have some interesting contradictions with the contemporary era, which is also a direct reflection of Chinese contemporary architects’ confusion, struggle and thoughts. How to inherit and promote Chinese traditional culture is the responsibility of Chinese architects. Like this pavilion, there is a natural process of continuation, development and evolution in the present, history and future, and there always have contradiction and great change at the same time. These shining fragments and the red pavilion which representing Chinese traditional culture are closely integrated into a whole, just as Chinese culture is deeply rooted in our blood.
40,000 shining fragments spreading around the pavilion © 魏刚
view of the interior space © 魏刚
looking up inside the pavilion © 魏刚
By inspecting this red pavilion, it is not hard to imagine and think about this question: these shining fragments reflect the contemporary fast-paced, variable and shining life, but how will we inherit and promote the historical and traditional culture in this fast-paced age? This is the subject we are facing with. And the “Red Pavilion” reveals our confusion and consideration. The integrity and contradiction of the “Red Pavilion” indirectly expresses our confusion and reflection on how to inherit the tradition and how to face the future.
detail © 魏刚
plan © 顾志宏工作室