Sand Babel – a group of environmental structures that will work as a scientific research institution and a tourist landmark for the desert. Consisting of surface and underground structures, the structure mimics a natural form of tornadoes.
The upper part of the building is almost never used by humans while the lower part is a multifunctional premises network. The structure uses a spiral frame structure that fits the requirements of everyday use for tourism and scientific research. The underground part of the building resembles the roots of a tree, it not only helps the building to hold among the sand dunes but also improves navigation.
Architects: Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, & Guo Shen.