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Shuanqing Bay Wedding House

by Mr. Li Chen

Project Description


The project is located in the central square of Shuangqing Bay Water Street in Fuyang City, adjacent to a tributary of Shuangqing Bay to the north. It is a multifunctional space(500㎡)that can serve as a wedding hall and a temporary performance venue. This project explores the participation of a ceremonial public space in public activities on a square, and demonstrates the shaping of the square atmosphere and dialogue with nature through material selection and spatial path setting.
Facing one side of the river, we designed a ceremonial arched shell and double curved sheet walls on both sides to form a whole. Continuous upward steps are set in the gaps between the curved sheet walls to connect the side plaza, allowing the public space to expand from the ground to the form of the building. On the other hand, the slightly tilted sheet walls create a sense of spatial pressure while walking, similar to the sense of power felt under the flying buttresses on the side of the church. The combination of steel structure and rusty red aluminum plate reflects the strength behind the lightness of metal materials, as well as the natural reaction of metal rusting when exposed to water. Make the relationship between intangible water and tangible buildings closer.

Mr. Li Chen


Mr. Li Chen is the founder/Chief architect of Sensor Architecture Studio (SAS), Shanghai, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the Shanghai Architectural Society, a certified expert in LEED green building, and a design supervisor in the Department of Architecture at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU). He graduated from the Department of Architecture at the China Academy of Art with a bachelor's degree, and pursued a master's degree in Urban Design at the City University of New York (CUNY), under the guidance of Professor Wang Shu and Professor Michael Sorkin. After returning to China, He worked as a chief architect in a well-known large-scale design company for many years, accumulating rich experience throughout the project process. He founded SAS in 2019 and proposed a design concept of "Contemporary Forest"; Like a forest, it accommodates sufficient complexity and diversity, being both sensitive to the environment and possessing its overall purity; "Contemporary" not only refers to the architecture itself, but also needs to face current social issues and face the future. The thinking and research on "Contemporary Forest" also run through every project he designed, from urban design, architectural design, spatial design, to daily furniture installation design, and so on.
The Design Awards are as follows; 2023 ASIA-PACIFIC SPACE DESIGN AWARDS TOP10 ARCHITECTS; 2023 GADA(Global Architecture Design Awards)SMALL ARCHITECTURE GOLD AWARD ; 2023 GADA(Global Architecture Design Awards)INTERIRO DESIGN SILVER AWARD; 2023 IDA DESIGN AWARDS BRONZE WINNER; 2023 ARCHITECTURE MASTERPRIZE HONORALBE MENTION; 2023 BETTER FUTURE WILD DESIGN AWARDS ARCHITECTURE MIX USE GOLD AWARD; 2023 BETTER FUTURE LONDON DESIGN AWARDS ARCHITECTURE MIX USE GOLD AWARD ; 2023 LOOP Design Award Winner; 2021 SILVER AWARD FOR 2021 ANIMAL SHELTER DESIGN COMPETITION THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS(AIA); 2021 A`DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION ARCHITECTURE PLATINUM A` DESIGN AWARD; 2020 MUSE Design Awards Commercial PLATINUM WINNER; 2019 3rd Prize of 2019 Shanghai Urban Design Challenge;

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