926 Craftsman Museum / TJAD Unique Design Studio
Textual content description offered by the architects. 926 Craftsman Museum – The 926 Craftsman Museum and the 926 Park are positioned on the southeast facet of the Qiantang River Bridge. They’re adjoining to Wentao Street, the place you’ll be able to simply see the bridge and the river. It is part of the 12-kilometer waterfront public area renovation challenge within the Binjiang District of Hangzhou, undertaken by the Unique Design Studio of TJAD. The Qiantang River Bridge was accomplished and put into use on September 26, 1937. It’s the first double-decker truss girder bridge throughout the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, a milestone within the historical past of Chinese language bridges. It was presided over the design and building by Mr. Mao Yisheng, a Chinese language bridge professional and a founding father of China’s fashionable bridge business. The Craftsman Spirit Attributes – To commemorate the completion day of the Qiantang River Bridge, September twenty sixth was established as “926 Craftsmen’s Day” in Hangzhou. Thus far, greater than 100 skills with excellent expertise have been acknowledged as “Hangzhou Craftsmen.”
The 926 Craftsman Museum, constructed on the southeast facet of the Qiantang River Bridge, has stuffed the emptiness for a museum displaying the spirit of Hangzhou craftsmen. The Park is near the Qiantang River Bridge, the place residents like to assemble for actions. Nevertheless, the content material might be extra different whereas the amenities are degenerate. As a way to scale back the impression on the surroundings, the museum is positioned throughout the outdated administration constructing space. The massive timber on the east facet of the constructing have been preserved, forming a sq. for residential actions. The location is positioned on the west a part of the 12-kilometer waterfront public area renovation challenge. Guided by the design precept of restricted intervention, we hope to enhance the standard of public areas from level to space and reshape the regional traits with the spirit of craftsman.
The Shaping of Fashionable Kinds – The roof ridge pinched by the “arms of craftsmen” factors to the Qiantang River Bridge on one facet and the distant mountains on the opposite facet. The “926” determine hidden on the bottom reshapes the micro-hill topography, forming the courtyard area and integrating the indoor area with the courtyard. The polished double-layer 6mm thick anodized aluminum folding plates undertake CNC manufacturing expertise and draw on fashionable shipbuilding expertise. We hope to attain a time-space dialogue between craftsmen in several eras. The folded roof kinds a cornice within the facet and slides right down to the bottom within the center, enclosing a courtyard area, decoding the Jiangnan custom in a contemporary kind.
The service areas, places of work, gear rooms, and different auxiliary areas are positioned underground, liberating up the area on the primary ground. The cavity between the double-layer skins was used for piping and gear, making a clear, pure, and built-in exhibition area. We hope to attain a wealthy spatial expertise by shaping the aluminum plate roof: on the one hand, the form of the roof ridge leaves home windows in 4 completely different instructions to deal with completely different city landscapes; however, the 2 crescent-shaped home windows that undulate with the terrain are trying into the courtyard; on the identical time, the folded roof kinds two triangular skylights, which function the visible focus of the complete area and introduce a altering gentle and shadow impact.
Light-weight Building – The museum covers an space of about 35mX35m, with a complete space of 1100 sq. meters. The long-span roof adopts a metal truss system. Metal columns are solely put in on the outermost periphery of the construction, creating a big, column-free indoor area. Contemplating the necessities of lightness and transparency of the facade, dense columns are used as curtain wall columns, with extraordinarily small cross-sections (80×160, 100×150). The diameter of the metal tie rods between columns is barely 50mm, guaranteeing the transparency of the constructing to the best extent. The sunshine construction ensures a flowing indoor area, revealing the combination of structure and nature. The straightforward area maximizes the show of the technological shell and implicitly responds to the spirit of expertise.