Sou Fujimoto‘s Sky Mountain Pavilion in Hainan, China, has officially been completed. Resting on a serene seaside nook of the vacation hotspot, the ethereal structure blends effortlessly into its natural environment, forming a “mountain in the sky.”
Surrounding cloudy white rings slope up and down gracefully like a jellyfish while the outdoor greenery space in the middle continues the circular motifs in a seashell-like aesthetic, resembling an eye looking to the sky. Sou Fujimoto intentionally angles the building so it points west, making it a great spot for watching the sunset over the sea. Meanwhile, indoor public spaces, which span approximately 800 square meters, make room for bookstores, cafes, seasonal exhibitions, and other activities. Through the new development, which arrives as the second coastal pavilion in the Haikou Bay area, Fujimoto hopes to foster a harmonious relationship between human-made environments and the natural world.
Take a closer look at the new Sky Mountain pavilion above.
Haikou Bay Public Pavilions No.6 Station, Haikou, Hainan, China