This competition design for a new visitors’ center showcases the natural beauty of Dalian’s coastline on a rocky promontory overlooking the Huanghai Sea. Two intertwining spiral pathways unite, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the natural and man-made worlds. Their striking form rises as a new focal point for a nearby state park and trail system and offers visitors shifting vantage points. Circulation from the gardens to the observation pavilion to an elevated sea walk highlights how movement affects perception and offers visitors differing perspectives on where they have been and where they are going.
60' Circular Spire