Gushan Fish Market / C.M. Chao Architect & Planners
Textual content description offered by the architects. The bottom is the Gusan Fish Market, which is sort of 100 years outdated. In 1927, it was a fishing port and an essential financial hub for native transportation, witnessing essentially the most affluent second of Hamasen. Nonetheless, the financial perform of the fish market was step by step changed by the booming offshore fishing trade. To revive the previous glory of Gushan Fish Market, the design group demolished the damaging buildings and improved the encompassing setting, remodeling it into the Kaohsiung Agricultural and Fishery Merchandise Exhibition and Gross sales Heart. The imagery of boats and the ocean are the options of the constructing, and the view exterior the glass box-like constructing is a pure sea view.
The bottom is 7243.64 sq. meters, and the constructing space is 2468.38 sq. meters. Throughout the opening interval, it attracted greater than 30,000 guests on a single day. Your entire website is split into the Fishery Workplace on the entrance, Gushan Fish Market, and the Plaza. Contained in the market is split into Gushan Ferry Station and Kaohsiung Agriculture and Fishery Merchandise Exhibition and Gross sales Heart.
The design group specifically re-planned the path to separate folks and automobiles. Bike and bicycle passengers can enter the ferry from the ready room of the unique ferry station, whereas different folks can enter from the brand new ready room to keep away from hazard. This attracts fish patrons and vacationers to go to the Gushan Fish Market. The important thing to renovating outdated buildings is to protect and recreate them. The challenge makes use of heat-resistant, sturdy, and long-lasting inexperienced constructing supplies, together with waterproof paint, wind-resistant glued laminated timber, double glazing, insulation panels, paints, and monolithic end flooring. Throughout the renovation, solely the waterproofing was enhanced, and the unique brick construction was retained, permitting the traces of historical past to be seen by all.
“Clear structure and blurred boundaries.” – Design group attempt to make the constructing “invisible”, and blur the boundaries, the ocean, the exercise, the flowing mild, the boat, and the panorama. Viewing the ocean is to get pleasure from a temper. By “fused glass” and “double sandblasted glass wall”, totally different appears of daylight, local weather, and reflection angles current totally different moods. The ocean has totally different colours and faces day-after-day. The aim of the renovation is to protect the historic reminiscence of Gushan Fish Market. The design group preserved many authentic parts and enhanced, formed, and recreated the architectural magnificence beneath structural circumstances. The Dutch-style masonry bricks and the connectivity of the encompassing buying space are all free for the general public to go to and discover, which additional revitalizes the native financial system.
The challenge additionally emphasizes environmental safety. The 330-meter-long constructing is recreated with a clear field idea. The design group put in thermal insulation panels and paint overlays on the roof in consideration of thermal air pollution and air flow. The roof ridge is provided with air flow home windows, and the center part of the constructing is with an open design, double-layer glass partitions for thermal insulation, and sandblasted glass to cut back mild transmission, in order that the back and front of the constructing might be ventilated and warmth blocked. The realm exterior the constructing is embellished with crops to supply a various visible expertise and recent air. The wind-resistant partitions are fabricated from recyclable glued laminated timber.
The bottom is surrounded by a 270-degree sea view. The idea of a “clear field” is used to create a way of brightness, and the constructing has a distinct look in the course of the day and night time. The half in the course of the double-layer glass can save vitality on the identical time, and fused glass on the outside partitions creates a water-like bubble. The glass is specifically processed to type a novel bubble look, which gives the look of bubbles from the waves beneath the daylight. The sandblasted glass partitions are laminated with mesh printing, and the overlapping shading impact resembles the freshness of fish scales, making it essentially the most stunning fish market in Taiwan.
The doorway constructing is century-old with a Dutch-style brick construction. Whereas bettering the outside of the constructing, the design group has preserved the unique construction in order that the general public can respect the historical past of the market as they enter. Gushan Fish Market served as a car parking zone, and the renovation course of targeted on preserving the unique constructing construction and partially utilizing light-transmitting supplies as the brand new constructing’s exterior, creating brightness whereas highlighting the structural great thing about the outdated and new ones. The “Gushan Fish Market” outdated constructing revitalization challenge will hyperlink Yancheng, Asian New Bay Space, Kaohsiung Music Heart, Kaohsiung port warehouse no.2, and Penglai Pier. The core location is the most effective for tourism planning, forming the Kaohsiung waterfront tourism zone. It is usually the goal of the design group to protect the century-old buildings.