Xiangshan Artwork Commune / Workplace Cover of Structure
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The challenge is positioned inside the Xiangshan Artwork Commune within the Xihu District of Hangzhou, which has been in a state of ready for business improvement for a few years since its building. This challenge is now underneath the duty of the Dexing Group of Business, Enterprise, and Tradition for the development and operation of the artwork areas inside it. The challenge includes the renovation of the architectural facades, landscaping, and inside transformation of 4 factory-style buildings, of which the 4 rooms are being reworked into modern artwork exhibition halls, whereas the bottom flooring is being renovated into an artwork merchandise retailer.
Within the early levels of the challenge, we labored with the Open Matter Institute to refine the general branding technique for the museum. Because the spatial design crew, we supplied a spatial translation technique that integrates the museum’s positioning and model symbols, together with the design of spatial parts, narrative logic, exhibition circulation planning, and logistical transport circulate enhancements. To steadiness the model’s output necessities and the flexibleness of the exhibition halls, we proposed a inventive idea that extends the “warehouse” theme right into a fluid and multi-layered materials, floating capsules, and an environment imbued with a way of science fiction.
By distinctive parts comparable to curved grilles and silver foil arches, we reap the benefits of the present spatial circumstances to abstractly symbolize the “warehouse” idea within the inside design of the exhibition corridor. In the meantime, an enormous mirrored capsule artwork set up floats above the ceiling of the shop, making a wondrous, ever-changing, and extremely recognizable spatial expertise. The doorway to the exhibition corridor and the shop’s counter each function a particular steel rusting method, highlighting their fluid and multi-meaning qualities.
All through the design course of, we’ve got engaged in a sequence of communications with the earlier design crew to make sure alignment with the spatial technique and its implementation. The challenge additionally represents an architect’s try to reply a number of occasions to the identical web site and layered design ideas. By way of operation, the museum has efficiently hosted quite a few artwork exhibitions, discussion board salons, cultural and artistic markets, inventive actions, and many others. Whereas serving because the “cultural engine” of the Xiangshan Artwork Commune, it additionally gives a novel supply of cultural power for faculties inside the space in addition to the creative industries in Hangzhou.