Unique Multifunctional Place by Li Xiaodong Atelier

When you want to enliven an old village community and sustain traditional culture at the same time, you can adopt the model of Xiashi, a Chinese province of Fujian. What happened in this small village? Li Xiaodong Atelier designed a stunning building, which serves as school and as meeting place for the people in the village at the same time. Actually, this interesting project is a tantalizing building, bridge, school and social center. No matter the angle you are looking from, you have an attractive perspective over things and it is quite difficult not to like it.

The beauty, the perfect integration with the surroundings and the project in itself mean so much not only for the community of the small village, but also for anyone who sees them, that you have the feeling that you find yourself in a totally special environment, full of charm and stories. It is not easy to sustain traditional culture and to gather the people in the village in one place, but this multifunctional space seems to invite you to be part of its story and it is impossible to refuse it.

It reveals another world, beautiful and simple, in complete harmony with the surrounding environment, as if this space exists to teach every person that steps here that beauty, simplicity and nature teach the most important life lessons.

Published by in Architecture, on February 9th, 2012


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