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Visitor Center Design Research Based on Resilience Theory

Ren Hong (School of Construction management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China)
Wang Peng (School of Construction management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China)
Cai Weiguang (School of Construction management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China)
Li Dandan (School of Construction and Management, Xihua University, Chengdu, China)
Du Yongjie (School of Construction management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China)
Sun Junqiao (School of Arts, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China)
Daniel Abramson (College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle, US)

Open House International

ISSN: 0168-2601

Article publication date: 1 September 2016

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Abstract

Visitor center plays an important role in the normal operation and sustainable development of scenic spots, especially as a portal image of its management. This paper presents resilience theory for visitor centers to identify some common issues in designing visitor centers in China scenic spots, including the lack of function, loss of architectural characteristics, and difficultly in adapting to changes in the number of visitors with periodic variations. The framework of resilience theory was set from four dimensions, namely, resilience and match in the composition of ontology function, the extended function, integration of buildings into the surrounding environment, and alternative construction technologies and materials. This theory was explained and analyzed with the application of the theory in practice in combination with the design of Mount Hua visitor center. Results showed that resilience theory yields good application effect.

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Hong, R., Peng, W., Weiguang, C., Dandan, L., Yongjie, D., Junqiao, S. and Abramson, D. (2016), "Visitor Center Design Research Based on Resilience Theory", Open House International, Vol. 41 No. 3, pp. 5-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-03-2016-B0001

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