This teahouse is located in the heart of Shiqiao Garden, one of the most beautiful places in the historic city of Yangzhou. The floating pavilion sits on a lake, with its irregular bays placed around a small open courtyard. Designed to suggest the atmosphere of privacy that traditional tea ceremonies demand, but maintaining the connection with the landscape outside, the building has been completed using two types of natural material: ceramic bricks on loadbearing walls whose thermal inertia ensures that the space can be warmed up passively; and bamboo poles placed in extremely permeable lattices that protect against the sun but also favor an adequate natural ventilation. Built by local craftsmen, these lattices are organized in horizontal and vertical planes, and form a grid where the bamboo poles are placed in different directions and with different densities, generating a beautiful interplay of cast shadows, which changes with the seasons and the weather.
Pabellón de té de bambú Bamboo Courtyard in Yangzhou (China).
Jardines de Shiqiao Shiqiao Gardens, Yangzhou, Jiangsu.
Superficie construida Built Area
Construction Bureau of the Economy and Technology Development.
Wei Sun / HWCD.
T + E.