Kuth Ranieri was engaged by Tom Leader Studio Landscape Architecture to design several pavilions for Lion Mountain/Shishan Park in Suzhou, China. The pavilions offer amenities along the ring road that surrounds the historic mountain and adjacent lakes. They include the Flower Pavilion (a 4000 SF Tea House), the Lake Pavilion (1,000 SF), the Sports Pavilion (13,400 SF), and the Restroom Pavilion (a 2,000 SF prototype that will proliferate throughout the park). Each of these structures is distinct in its form, but are constructed from a common palette of natural materials and details, including local brickwork, wood roofing systems, and custom cruciform steel columns (a la Mies). They are designed to be contemporary while integrating with the landscape.
Architect to TLS Landscape Architecture