Chongqing Guotai Arts Center

Chongqing Guotai Arts Center occupies a pivotal site within the CBD of Chongqing city. Intensively surrounded by tall buildings, it plays a commanding role in the formation of other plots as a landmark. In harmony with the existing buildings it creates a new order in the local commercial center – Jiefangbei area. It receives a texture featured with oriental characteristics in mutual penetration with external urban spaces by combination of the complexity of its own architectural functions. By the stacked, intersected and cantilevered sticks, the building forms its own overall image of infiltration and connection of different textures. The stick system could be recognized as an inheritor of the traditional construction method “Ti-cou” which was common in Han Dynasty. “Ti” refers to the ends of the wood, and “cou” is the construction method. Therefore, such a concise and modern architectural concept represents the value of traditional Chinese building. The active and courageous feature also reflects the most essential spirit of Chongqing people.
Chongqing Guotai Arts Center occupies a pivotal site within the CBD of Chongqing city. Intensively surrounded by tall buildings, it plays a commanding role in the formation of other plots as a landmark. In harmony with the existing buildings it creates a new order in the local commercial center – Jiefangbei area. It receives a texture featured with oriental characteristics in mutual penetration with external urban spaces by combination of the complexity of its own architectural functions. By the stacked, intersected and cantilevered sticks, the building forms its own overall image of infiltration and connection of different textures. The stick system could be recognized as an inheritor of the traditional construction method “Ti-cou” which was common in Han Dynasty. “Ti” refers to the ends of the wood, and “cou” is the construction method. Therefore, such a concise and modern architectural concept represents the value of traditional Chinese building. The active and courageous feature also reflects the most essential spirit of Chongqing people.