Meixi Urban Helix
- Lighting Designers
- OFFICE FOR VISUAL INTERACTION, INC. (OVI)
- 410000 Changsha, China
Merging the natural elements of water with the urban development, the Meixi Urban Helix is a beautiful oasis uniting together the two worlds of nature and man-made structure. Located in the southwest of Changsha, this new urban axis is a multi-functional, public space for visitors to enjoy panoramic views of Lake Meixi and the planned city expansion it overlooks.
The structure ascends above a man-made plateau on the lake, spiraling to a height of 34 meters through an exposed ramp measuring six to eight meters wide. The interior of the helix provides visitors with a reversing-path ramp leading from the structure’s highest point down to the new urban area.