Tea Leaf Market of Zhuguanlong Township
SUP Atelier of THAD
Client: Zhuguanlong Township Government
We explored the possibility of a large-span space of high utilization efficiency, as the fundamental and diverse functionality of the market requires a large-span space for gathering.
Owing to the large migration of workers in China, skilled workers could be found easily in village. Guided by architects, the local people are able to create pavilion for their hometown, which largely improve the sense of participation and recognition of their own. Apart from the seasonal tea market, the market can be used for farm product trading, short stay and children’s sports activities, and the generic space is suitable for most of village activities including weddings, Chinese rural opera, movie night, villagers meeting and daily leisure activities. As a result, the pavilion works as a new village center for people daily life, which is a demonstration of the vision: "of the villagers, by the villager, for the villagers".