Penda China creates trio of sculptural shell-shaped tunnel entrances in Haikou City #ArtTuesday
Surreal tunnel entrances in Haikou City, Via DeZeen
Penda China has built three glazed aluminium-clad entrance canopies to the Haikou Wenming East Road Tunnel in Haikou City, China.
Built as the entrances to a 2,700-metre-long tunnel under the Nandu River on Hainan Island in China, the bright white canopies are informed by the shape of seashells.
“Seashells were the main source of inspiration for us,” said Penda China co-founder Sun Dayong.
“The canopy is not a mere replica of shellfish, we distilled the general shape out of a bivalve shellfish and instilled our creativity into beautification and detailings,” he told Dezeen. “The entrance bears the hallmark of a sculptural art form.”
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