At CLOU, a new research laboratory is growing demand for agricultural tourism in southern China


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Images of a new multi-purpose Chinese farm and exhibition center being transformed into a scientific research center in the tropical island city of Sanyan into the Nifan High Tech District.

CLOU Architects is behind the 4,000-square-foot (43,055-square-foot) Sania Agricultural Laboratory, an integrated four-story creative exhibition focused on investment by the local government in horticulture and food science.

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Highlighting the front of the building, the laboratory features a large outdoor courtyard on the first two floors of the building, as it “bridges the gap between technology and life” to “blur the boundaries between nature and the city.” ā€¯According to the architect.

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The 31-inch-deep roof grid helps reduce sunlight by 70%. The company was unique in developing a plan that took into account the local climate and building practices. The result is a three-step plan to improve communication between visitors who want a field-to-table experience presented by the Greenhouse Laboratory.

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The laboratory has received special attention at this year’s German Design Award. The full gallery of project images can be seen below.

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