Client: Government of Qingdao
Location: Jiaozhou, Shandong Province, PRC
In June 2018, during the 18th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), President Xi Jinping hosted a private meeting with Vladimir Putin. The choice of location was a scenic island in the Bay of Jiaozhou with a panoramic view back over the bay to the city of Qingdao. The timing was complex; six months before the meeting, no building existed on the island. Within this remarkably short period, the building, the interiors, the furnishing and the landscape was designed, procured, constructed, commissioned and handed over.