We were commissioned to design a creative masterplan in Xiangyang / China, where artists work on their art pieces and sell them at same time. 60.000sqm in size, creatives of all kinds, like painters, sculpturers, writers or builders, can rent themselves a studio.
With the Chinese meaning in mind, that running water symbolises the stream of wealth, we try to interpret an metaphorical image of stones, that are placed in a riverbed. The stream of water is translated into a series of natural water ponds.
Bungalow-like houses and studios for the artists are spread out on the ponds and connected by a layer of roofs, which gives the costumers a nice walk in the shadow around the village.