Designed by Zhubo Design Zstudio, the building acts as an artificial mountain, expanding the existing park and adding a new public space for city dwellers.
Instead of acting as a symbol of Chinese governmental power, like most urban planning halls in the country, the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall aims to be a building for citizens. The project preserves the existing park and introduces now public spaces to the site. By merging architecture, landscape and daily life, the building establishes a stronger connection between the government and the citizens and promotes human-oriented values.
Dozens of trumpet-like steel structures comprise the roof, providing support for the topography and creating a large, column-free space inside. These steel elements also facilitate rainwater collection and house all the interior staircases and equipment rooms.