Western Movie Group
Commencement | Completion
2011 | 2014
The lantern is the centre of a new urban design for Xi’an. The area will mix residential with commerce in the belt surrounding the green and cultural heart. The ribbon will have a high density matching the neighboring high-rise, but integrating the human scale by adapting its building form of the buildings.
The circular form around the movie studio is marking the area in which the Western Movie Group experience plays.
It forms a lantern with connotations to the Chinese lantern, with related commemoration and the magic lantern, the beginning of film making. Famous movies are to be projected on the inside.
The circle is tilted so that it parlay slides underground and becomes an underground building with a glass roof as part of the transformed existing movie studio.