Vanke Triple V Gallery

by Ministry of Design

A pointy, triangular showroom-gallery for Chinese developer Vanke juts from the coast of China's Dong Jiang Bay.

Created by studio Ministry of Design, the three-sided building soars skyward, topped with three acute spikes on each corner to cap the glass walls.

Guests can enter via two separate doors; one leads into a tourist information centre and the other leads into the showroom-gallery. A third interior area can be found at the end of the gallery, where a discussion lounge offers panoramic views of the coast. Each of the building's distinct areas are housed under each of the building’s three triangle tips, respectively.

'Tectonically, the building responds to the coastal setting and is finished in weather-sensitive corten steel panels on its exterior,' says Colin Seah, founder of Ministry of Design. 'Timber strips on the interior walls and ceiling create a more natural feel.'

The building will be used as a Vanke showroom-gallery for the next year; it will then be turned into a cultural centre for the city of Tianjin.

Photos courtesy CI&A Photography (Edward Hendricks) and Ministry of Design.

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