Chaotian Palace provides the setting for the world meeting of mayors. Nanjing’s Confucius Temple, with the ChaoTianGong as its central palace of culture, was traditionally used to display and promote culture and intellect, almost like a national university, the palace provided the perfect site for an inspiring meeting environment. We hope that this would act as a modern example of such.
Our project for Dacheng Hall now, is a modern interpretation of a traditional palace of culture, and a showcase of Nanjing architectural elements.
It combines silk and traditional embroidery, to create a Shanshuihua inspired backdrop of Nanjing elements which highlights the strong Fengshui of Nanjing to the international audience.
The traditional sunmao wooden lattice archway creates a more intimate setting inside the grand space of the hall.
The furniture itself is custom designed in the same sunmao woodwork tradition.
The furniture and its arrangement also define the atmosphere of the meeting and takes reference from the tradition of Chinese opera and theater for the configuration.
Team: Martijn de Geus, Seula Shin, Han Zhang
Client: Nanjing Municipal Government Culture Committee
Project Year: 2016
Location: Nanjing, China