SWA

#Guangzhou Siyou Vanke Center

GUANGZHOU, CHINA

Sitting at the intersection of Guangzhou Avenue and the central axis of the two towers of the Guangzhou Vanke Siyou Centre, an incredible water feature designed by SWA.

A corner of the square water feature gradually rises over 75 steps to 1.4meters above the ground. As the water falls from the high point down the steps, a rippling effect appears and referencing the movement of a dragon boat sailing past while also providing a calming and grounding presence.

Made using stainless-steel, the water feature is integrated seamlessly into the highly architecturally designed site. With a mirror-polished finish, the sculpture reflects its surrounding built environment and echoes the lines and the geometric shapes of the architectural landscape.

Our team in China was engaged by Sushui Design and SWA through the design development, fabrication, and installation. The fabrication and installation process was complex and required the team to be incredibly precise with the placement and welding of the stainless-steel plates to ensure the water feature looked and functioned correctly.

Images and video courtesy of Shanghai Sushui Art Design Co. Ltd. Photography by DID Studio

#Services provided

Consultancy

Materiality & Construction Advice

Manufacturing

Digital Sculpting & 3D Modelling
Design Development Support
Welding & Fabrication
Finishing & Patina

Preservation

Installation
Installation

#Project summary

Creative

SWA

Artwork Title

Guangzhou Siyou Vanke Center

Project

Guangzhou Vanke Siyou Centre

Client

Shanghai Sushui Art Design Co. Ltd.

Year

2022

Location

Guangzhou, China

Build

UAP

#Related projects

Tracey Deep

Sydney, Australia

Tracey Deep

Roots

Benjamin Storch

Shanghai, China

Benjamin Storch

Evolve

Sunland Group

Gold Coast, Australia

Sunland Group

Circle on Cavill

Peddle Thorp

Brisbane, Australia

Peddle Thorp

QUT Library