With the development on the west coast of Haikou, a coastal tourist destination in the south of China, parks are being regarded as display spaces unfolding the features of the city. Thus, MUDA-Architects decided to conceive the West Coast Southern Park Visitor Center as a landmark with an innovative spatial structure. The proposal blends the indigenous spiritual and cultural heritage into local peculiarities while respecting nature. The architecture is devised in the shape of an oval pebble inlaid at the entrance of the park for integrating with the streamlined landscape and conforming to the context.
Getting inspired by the local traditional roof form, MUDA converts the traditional roof structure in a mirroring method to shelter from the intense sunshine and large precipitation which are two of the main features of tropical marine climate. The combination of void-solid spaces is expressed by the courtyard and architecture to generate a transition in spatial experiences from the exterior to the interior.