The Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center (CCEAC) designed by inFORM studio is located in Korla, China. Korla is in a unique location situated above the Taklamakan Desert and at the foothills of a mountain range south of Lake Bosten. Ecological and geological extremes practically co-exist within Korla yielding a tremendous opportunity to exemplify both conditions as part of the project morphology. Water is important to the region in general despite the abundance within Lake Bosten itself. Special care is given to the utilisation of water through rainwater capture, grey-water recycling, storm-water retention, and its use within the geothermal system.
Climatically, the building responds morphologically to the many attributes that characterise the region including, dryness, large daily temperature fluctuations, prevalent sunshine, and consistent ground temperatures below the surface. The abundant sunshine is a tremendous asset to the reduction of energy through the proper use of daylighting.