Daqiuzhuang Cultural Center in China by HAO + Al, Kragh & Berglund

The DQZ Cultural Center sits on a site in a newly developed part of the city of Daqiuzhuang situated approximately 200 kilometers south of Beijing in northern China. A rural village in a desolated salty marshland only 30 years ago, Dagiuzhuang has grown from a village to city rapidly due to its early investments in the production of the city’s main commodity: steel.

The DQZ Cultural Center building occupies a redesigned plaza that mimics the historic marshland of the city in its tone and variety of plant life, combining landscape, trees, flexible water features, and gathering spaces into a new urban center with the 20,000 M2 / 200,000 SF DQZ Cultural Center at its core.