The Wangzhou OCAT Xi’an Pavilion is located in Fengdong New District, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province.
The main function of the Wangzhou and OCAT Xi’an Pavilion is to be a cultural exhibition center. The hall covers an area of 1632.5 square metres, 62.5 metres long from east to west, 42.5 metres wide from north to south, with a total construction area of 2875 square metres. The overall building height is 13.25 metres. The first floor is a multi-functional lecture hall and the second floor is an exhibition hall to display OCAT contemporary art.
In our design concept, Wangzhou and OCAT Xi’an Pavilion is not only a building that carries the history and culture of "Zhou" dynasty, but also a building that displays contemporary art and culture. The form of the building is square in shape, and it is a modern building with a concise facade.
The design has three access entrances, the main entrance is located at west. Approaching the building from the west, a set of gentle steps leads visitors to the main entrance, which consists of a gentle upward sloping courtyard. The secondary entrance is north facing, which connects the inner commercial street to the multi-functional hall. The entrance towards the east is for logistics. The design connects and organises space through three natural courtyards. The exhibition hall and the courtyard permeate each other, blurring the spatial boundary between indoors and outdoors. The space provides an amazing experience for the visitor whether it’s for a scenic stroll or a moment of relaxation and meditation.
While the building remains still, the movement of the natural light and shadows expresses the character and dynamisms of the building. The material choice of plain white Italian travertine, black slate and hi-light glass emphasise how light affects the space and shape of the building.