Water Conservancy Centre

Location: Baisha Lake Power Station, Hengshan Mountain, Songyang

Completion: 2018

松阴溪是松古盆地最重要的水系资源。松阴溪水利历史悠久,水利工程消除农田旱灾及水患,保证当地的农业灌溉水运、渔业、 粮食增产、居民日常用水等需求。




水利博物馆的建筑功能在原有基础上重新调整, 将监测,档案资料,食堂三部分原内部使用功能对外开放,档案资料扩大作为水文历史展厅,监测中心可以提供参观和教学, 食堂对外营业作为休闲餐饮以及青少年活动区。




不同弧段的公共体块,强调体量感,如同水利设施的构筑物, 进一步将建筑表皮转化为圆形剧场,增加户外活动层次,通过步行路径到达屋顶花园远眺周边景观。由此产生的室内,在空间形态,序列,围合,以及自然采光,都形成特定标识。建筑的内外进一步拓展重叠成兼具室内功能空间和室外活动场所的构筑物。





Songyin River is the most important water resource in Songyang County. It has a long history of water conservancy, with water facilities spreading in the region to eliminate farmland drought and flood, and ensure the demand for agricultural irrigation, water transport, fishery, grain production and daily water consumption of local residents.

The Water Conservancy Center, located in the southwest of Baisha lake dam and power station out of county urban center, was originally planned as county water facilities management center, including monitoring hall, water conservancy department office, canteen, archives, flood control materials warehouse, etc. In 2016, to facilitate with the development of Songyin River Scenic District, the project was reprogrammed into a hydrological park to provide cultural and leisure services for Songyin River Green Belt.

The building programs was then readjusted by opening up the original internal functions of monitoring hall, archive and canteen to public. The archive can enlarge into an exhibition hall of local conservancy history. The monitoring center will be open by appointment to visitors and local schools as part of education program. The canteen will provide food & beverage and also function as multi-media space for teenagers.

Building volumes are differentiated by program. The public programs are unfolded into arc volumes similar to conservancy facilities, and service blocks are linear shapes.

The arc building envelop of public programs are further transformed into amphitheaters to provide surfaces for outdoor activities, and walkways to the roof gardens and viewing terraces. This brings a spatial identity to the interior, in terms of spatial form, sequence, enclosure, and natural lighting, etc. The interior and exterior of the volume are further interacted into a structure to accommodate both indoor programmatic space and outdoor activity surfaces.

The cluster of building volumes intersects with the water park on ground level to create a series of water courtyards. Passages on water surface adjusting to the topography as either micro dams or covered bridges will reproduce the spatial experience of various elements of Songyang water conservancy.


As one of the many infrastructure projects in Songyang County that are spreading along the outskirt of its urban center and mountain area, the Water Conservancy Center and Water Park could provide a connecting and interacting platform between urban center & rural villages.

Project Infomation
设计单位:北京DnA_ Design and Architecture建筑事务所
建筑面积:6746 m2
占地面积:3373 m2
Project Name: Water Conservancy Centre
Location: Baishahe Water Power Plantation, Songyang County, Lishui, Zhejiang Province, China
Program: Water managinging facilities / Exhibition/ Leisure
Client: River Dam, Dykes and Reservoir Management Department of Songyang County
Architecture Design: DnA_ Design and Architecture
Principle Architect: Xu Tiantian
Lighting Design: Zhang Xin Studio, Architecture Department of Tsinghua University
Gross Floor Area: 6746 m2
Building Foot Print: 3373 m2
Design Period: 2016.04-2016.12
Construction Period: 2017.03--2019.08
Photographer: Wang Ziling, Han Dan