GOA tops Metasequoia Grove Restaurant with cluster of tree-informed pyramids

Chinese studio Group of Architects has created a restaurant topped with a canopy made from a series of aluminium pyramidal forms in the village of Suzhou, China.

The structure, which was informed by a grove of metasequoia trees, was designed by Group of Architects (GOA) for a waterside site in China’s Jiangnan region.

Metasequoia Grove Restaurant by Group of Architects features a canopy inspired by the trees on site

“We want the design of Metasequoia Grove Restaurant to integrate into its natural setting and become a part of the landscape,” the project’s leading architect Binxin Chen told Dezeen.

“The forms of the metasequoia trees are abstracted and translated into a purely geometric architectural language, a pyramidal frustum.”

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