The concrete Cloudscape of Haikou elevates sinuous form for coastal pavilion

Facade Manufacturer
Yihuida Shimizu ConcreteArchitect
MAD ArchitectsFacade Consultant
RFR ShanghaiStructural Engineer
Yang Xiaotian of East China Architectural Design & Research InstituteConstruction Manager
Yihuida Shimizu ConcreteLocation
Haikou, ChinaDate
April 2021System
Fair-faced concrete and glass curtain wallProducts
Yijuida Shimizu fair-faced concrete

The Cloudscape of Haikou opened on April 21st, 2021, welcoming users and park visitors from the coastal city of Haikou, China, to the intimate library and waystation. Commissioned by the city’s Tourism and Culture Investment Holding Group, the sinuous concrete Cloudscape is the first of 16 coastal pavilions that will be built to rejuvenate the public space along the coast of the historic port city. MAD Architects’ biomorphic, two-story organic form consists of 11,000 square feet of space for reading,

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