Ong-ard Satrabhandhu has been invited by the Haikou government and the Beijing Arts Innovation Co and Beijing Center for the Arts to design 1 of 16 pavilions for ‘Pavilions by the Seaside’ to form a group of coastal landmark buildings along the 32 kilometers of coastline of Haikou Bay and Jiangdong New Area on the island of Hainan. The Haikou project is planned by art curator Weng Ling.
WINGS WERE ADDED TO THE EXISTING Sino-Portuguese house that acts as a starting point of the master plan. There are three courtyards; each with its own distinct character, atmosphere, and spatial organization created by the colonnade. The new building is in a scale and proportion that is more true to traditional and classical norms.
The octagonal open-air lounge in one of the courtyards is a direct quote from the second century BC Tower of the Winds in Athens, Greece. It is surrounded by a colonnade with columns taken from the sixteenth century Udaipur City Palace in Rajasthan, India.