Cover Story: Turpan’s Culture Center’s Unique Facade and Internal Space Design Drew Inspiration from Local Culture

Turpan’s Sports & Cultural Center is the main cultural and recreational place the renown green city of Turpan near Gobi Desert in China. The center was designed to have different functions which were placed inside a tubular building. To symbolize the vast sky in Turpan, this circular building unifies its surroundings harmoniously together. The building's intricate skin and its pattern was inspired by the traditional architectural elements and by objects from daily lives of local people. The central courtyard can also be found in traditional habitat, which suits perfectly to local weather and way of life for thousands of years.

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