City In The Mirror

March 1 2004

This proposal suggests a landscape installation which creates a visual connection between two parts of the city.

Xizhimen subway - light rail transferring plaza is a traffic hub at the border between Beijing’s low-rise inner city and high-rise outer city. Its two ends display a sharp contrast in height.

The Site

Through four curving mirrors along the circulation path, a series of distorted reflections collage into a phantom city, which shows a smooth transition between the old and the new.

City In The Mirror - Elevations

City In The Mirror - Plan

City In The Mirror - Model

class project architecture urbanism