Bartlett offshoot lands Chinese contest
London-based Metamode has won the invited competition to design a new cultural park in China
The practice, which includes the current dean and chair of the Bartlett School of Architecture, Christine Hawley, beat four local firms and an Australian outfit to land the Hakka Park project in Heyuan city, Guangdong Province.
The winning scheme features a 6000m² Museum of Hakka Culture, a 20,000m² city library, a 3,200m² planning exhibition hall, and a 1.3 km strip of landscaped park.
According to the practice, work on the park will complete by the end of 2010, to coincide with the planned Heyuan Festival of Hakka Culture.