cuihu wetland park, beijing      

concept design for a new wetland visitor centre
Under our joint venture Rennie & Stagg, we were invited to submit proposals to the management office of Cuihu National Urban Wetland Park, Beijing, for the design of a new $15 million (USD) wetland centre. The design sensitively responds to Beijing's only natural wetland landscape, 157 hectares in size , and home to 191 species of wild birds. Inspired by birds taking flight, a series of proposed pavillions create ripples of pathways, water gardens and working wetlands, embedding the scheme within this unique landscape and aiding management of this precious wetland habitat.

As part of a consortium led by WWT Consulting ( we competed against two other invited teams. Our entry reached the final round of judging but narrowly missed out to Internationaly renown architects, Kengo Kuma and Associates.