line+ studio: Winner of World Design Awards 2023. This project is located in Anji County, a small town in Zhejiang, China, renowned for its bamboo culture. The showroom building is situated at the corner of the block, and the main scope of landscape design includes two areas: the entrance facing the street and the sunken courtyard, with two different design strategies. In the sunken courtyard, the enclosed space often brings a sense of oppression, but the design utilizes this sense of enclosure by incorporating flowing water and art boxes into it, to some extent, enhancing the spirituality and artistic sense. The site emphasizes the theme through only three materials: titanium, water skin, and black slate, creating a huge contrast in texture; the collision of softness, ruggedness, and rigidity conveys a strong artistic atmosphere. Being in it, one can enjoy the scenic views and the sound of flowing water, in a profoundly spiritual and tranquil space. For the entrance space at the street corner, the design needs to consider how to create an ultimate landscape in a limited space. For a street-facing plot, we choose straight-line elements parallel to the street to express a concise and sleek design. The overall emphasis is on horizontal lines, blending seamlessly with the architecture. Planting bamboo interlaces with the water surface, introducing vertical elements to the horizontal expanse, transforming the space from planar to vertical, while maintaining the pure artistic quality of the space, adding a touch of agility to the street corner.”
Harvest Garden Showroom
World Design Awards Category
Public Landscape Design Built
Li Shangyang, Rao Feier, Jin Jianbo, Su Chenjuan, Zhang Wenjie
Founded by Meng Fanhao and Zhu Peidong, line+ studio is a diversified emerging design firm with international reputation. Currently, it has offices in Hangzhou and Shanghai. line+ strives to transcend industry boundaries by embracing “space empowerment” as its core research and creative strategy. Addressing contemporary urban and rural challenges, the firm fosters architecture’s value evolution in social, economic, and cultural realms. line+ has earned accolades like Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard, Dezeen Awards’ Emerging Architect, and Architecture MasterPrize’s Architectural Firm of the Year.