"Mulan weichang is located in the north east of Hebei province, connected to inner Mongolia grassland, which is one of the most beautiful landscape on the earth. The ancient chinese emperors used to hold autumn hunting festival through the history.
The relationship between architecture and symbolism is so overwhelmed along the hu-man history. Many elements are taken from the traditional yurt building, for example: the pattern and the facade.
The main core of the building is the double circled lobby, also served as an local library. The second floor provides the area for kids. The design concept of the main loby is based on the yurt interior. In the future, it will also be the central library for the region. Local chil-dren could come here to read and play. By using the sunken living space, the lobby creates an intimitive space for people. The extended windows become the main framing towards vast landscape. People could have different views towards mountain, river, grassland and sheep. The open kitchen area creates a shared space for inviting all guests to cook together.
The main structure of the building is steel framing, combining with triple layered low-e glass pannel. The outside wooden frames become the shading system for the building. The connection of the wooden frame follow the tectonic principle. All the stone and wood come from the local area for the sustainable development.
Surround the building is the area of micro landscape, creating dynamic experience for vistors.
In the future, it will also be the central library for the region. This building will become The Catcher in the Rye for this region. We hope different people with different faith could come here to play together, sharing different ideas to forge into a strong group."