Zhiwen Zhang

Zhiwen Zhang

New York, NY, US



The project is about the new way how human beings engage with the landscape in Arctic area. Svalbard is a long history island being used by human beings due to the abundant mining resource. At the same time, this brought an old and unfriendly way for people engaging with the landscape here. So instead of constructing a completely new building, a series of surgical land intervention are performed on the existing gentle topography and existing mining footprint.  Through preserving the topography and landscape, and adding simple elements of architecture, architecture here encourage new human engagement in fragile Arctic area. Not only show the idea of preservation related to the past, but also introduce a new way for human beings to engage with nature in Svalbard.

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Status: School Project
Location: Svalbard,