Facilities and functions of cultural buildings should be based on the needs of the public. Zhijiang Cultural Center will become a popular culture, service and consumer center. There will be exhibition of the most famous paintings in Chinese history at the center of the exhibition hall. These paintings represent the soul and essence of Chinese Shanshui Culture (Culture of Mountains and Water). Meanwhile, this Shanshui Culture, more than anything else, has better defined the position of Hangzhou and Zhejiang in thousands of years. Through the merge of culture and landscape, we can see the combination of the inner mental philosophy of people, the natural landscape, and the merge of people and surrounding environment. The south gate connecting the Culture Center with the neighboring plot will become the best entrance to the new Hanging Garden.
Zhejiang Cultural Department
Architectural Design/Public & Culture