The Piscina Mirabilis Contemporary Art Museum celebrates the infinite cycle of water in the poignant reflection of a bygone era while interfacing with the present time. The new programme is envisaged as a vessel of programs contained in a proposed ‘thick shelter’ over the ‘ruin’ of the column forest buried below. The new structure floating above serves as an additional threshold for the existing monumental space, conditioning viewers before and after their meditative exploration within the reservoir. In constant dialogue with the ruin, the thick shelter filters light, organizes water and hosts new programs, integrating the past and the present, antiquity and modernity.

teammate: Xiucong Han, Guiqiang Yao, Jiafeng Li