Rapid urbanization calls for a spike in productivity, as well as an increase in stress levels, therefore, spaces like this serene meditation hall in rural China are quite necessary and popular. Built by Hilarchitects, the building takes up space in the Hebei province of Cangzhou.
To deliver a balanced and quaint experience, Hilarchitects were tasked with overhauling "six disused retail units that directly overlook sprawling wetlands." The interior of the serene meditation hall is characterized by quiet shaded corridors, tranquil "wood-lined rooms," as well as immersive water walkways. The activation is launched in order to help people relax and allow them to briefly "dissociate from their regular rhythm of daily life," while engaging in mindful meditation.