Location: Tibet, China

Client: Medog Meteorological Bureau

Time: 2015

Gross Floor Area: 430 sq m

Type: Office

Architect: EID Architecture

Design Principal: Ping Jiang, AIA

Design Team: Sean Lu, Tina Fang


The Medog Meteorological Observation Station project is located in the territory of Medog county, Tibet, at the corner of the Yarlung Zangbo River. Surrounded by mountains around the base, the scenery is magnificent. Medog is the last county in China to access highway as its remote location poses great challenges to both design and construction.


Located at the top of the mountain, the meteorological observation station has an open environment and a good view of the landscape. Therefore, the architectural design adopts an open layout mode. Separated from each other, the five staggered body mass are scattered following the mountain topography to form a settlement. Each block has its own unique position and perspective, maximizing the configuration and utilization of the natural landscape resources. The problem of privacy and openness is solved functionally, while the settlement in the environment provides a rich spatial experience.


The project fully respects the regional's ethnic culture in terms of style and building material selection, integrating the traditional cultural elements of the Moinba and Lhoba architecture with modern architectural language, creating a contemporary building sensitive to local culture and tectonic tradition.

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