This project, located in Dawodang, Kedu Town, Pingtang County, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, is a component of the 500-meter spherical radio telescope (FAST) project. The base, located in a scenic valley, approximately 500 meters from the radio telescope, surrounded by dense forests and mountains. The complex terrain leads to relatively lagging infrastructure. The project, positioned as a FAST engineering observation base, integrates academic exchanges, office, scientific experiments, accommodation, and logistics.
The complex building, the main building of the base, is embedded in the valley, and only the south facade can be seen. In consequence, the design involved here reflects the characteristics of mountain architecture, in virtue of blanking, to hide the first floor below the line of sight of the main entrance. In this building, the architect adopts the architectural form of sloping roof with wooden building decoration, using protruding cornices, towering colonnades, and a strong contrast between the virtual and reality for the creation of the main image with strong visual impact, like a pearl set in the mountain, shining brightly. The architect adopts a design of a sloping roof, an overhead bottom structure, and a frame column rising from the ground, which forms a light suspending building on the undulating ground. And this building boasts the form of Guizhou residential buildings, and the charm of stilted buildings, which is in keeping with the regional architectural style.