▼项目视频，project video ©Mlee
Fengjing Historical Town is located in Jinshan District, Shanghai, at the junction of Shanghai and Zhejiang. The historical town has many rivers crisscrossing within it, which is the characteristics of a typical Jiangnan water town. The project site is located at the Jinshan Branch of former Shanghai Seventh Silk Printing Factory. It used to be a post station during the Yuan Dynasty and a brick kiln in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There is also a bunker used to resist Japanese army during the Anti-Japanese War on the north side of the site. The factory park has been abandoned for many years and covers an area of about 123 acres, the construction area is about 15,400 square meters. After receiving the client’s commission, we carried out systematic and gradual transformation and upgrading to the master plan, architecture and landscape in the park. The 8342 Yangtze River Delta Roadshow Center will also become the start-up area for the development of the entire Fengjing Historical Town.
▼项目鸟瞰，aerial view of the project ©Mlee
4. 以生态景观、绿色建筑的手法对工业生产给场所造成的破坏、污染进行“修补”。对水体污染的修复，也令园区重拾其江南水乡的风貌。建成后, 8342长三角路演中心园区获得了美国可持续绿色社区LEED-ND金级认证。
▼改造后顶视图，top view of the project after renovation ©Mlee
The greatest challenge of urban renewal project is to re-endow the old building with the most appropriate new functions within the constraints of limited investment. In the whole transformation process, we sorted out four basic goals to transform and upgrade the old silk printing factory.
1. Urban renewal is not a simple renovation of a building, but a repeated demonstration of the overall identity and function of the building, and finding the new identity that is most suitable for it. The transformation should be a futuristicfunctional upgrade. The architect, based on his comprehensive experience of dealing with complex functions, needs to maximize the future use of each building and find a suitable solution for the client in terms of operation, within in all the constraints.
2. Integral space image shaping, which is to redefine the identity of the park through architecture, landscape and other methods in the conflict between complexity and chaos. In the disordered status, a main line and thread should be sorted out through the concept of the overall landscape, and individuals should also be returned to the whole by giving the park a new iconic point and a distinct image.
3. To integrate industrial buildings with historical Jiangnan water towns, and to reflect to the local identity, we choose to use and converse existing materials. We use the historical material ‘brick’ to try to explore the foundation of the site, inherit and maintain its historical characteristics. At the same time, through the white of the white walls and the gray of the roof in Jiangnan style, the industrial park is integrated with the historical town.
4. The damage and pollution caused by industrial production was ‘repaired’ by means of ecological landscape and green architecture. The restoration of water pollution also makes the park recapture its style as a Jiangnan water town. After its completion, 8342 Yangtze River Delta Road Show Center Park was awarded with LEED-ND Gold certification.
▼改造后项目鸟瞰，aerial view of the project after renovation ©Mlee
▼8、9、10号楼北侧，north elevation of building #8, #9 and #10 ©Mlee
▼8号楼轴测结构分解图，exploded axonometric of building #8 ©And STUDIO
The original #8 factory building on the north side of the park is reinstalled with a new steel structure roof, which respects the original building scale and shape. The new roof for the west half of #8 building is rotated 90 degrees, and a glass corridor is added between the east and west sides of the architecture, breaking the boundary between interior and exterior. Through this series of changes, the long, narrow and single-directed feeling created by the original factory layout is eliminated. At the same time, thanks to the new steel structure roof trusses, the ample daylight is realized by the new implied roof windows. A new outdoor courtyard is planned at the center of the east side of the building #8. The surrounding glass curtain wall brings the outdoor light further into the interior. Combined with the illumination inductive coupling technology and the solar photovoltaic system (electricity supply provides 20% of the annual energy consumption of the building), the energy consumption demand of the building is greatly reduced.
▼8号楼外观，external view of the building #8 ©Mlee
▼8号楼夜景，night view of building #8 ©Mlee
▼8、9号楼及连廊，building #8 and #9 connected by a corridor ©Mlee
▼8号楼庭院，courtyard in building #8 ©Mlee
▼8号楼室内，不同材料的对比，interior of building #8, contrast between different materials ©Mlee
The factory was idled for many years, lacking of accurate drawings. The facade materials and temporary parts have been dilapidated, which are unable to be reused. After establishing the renewal concept scheme, the primary task is to accurately survey and mapping the site and the original building structure as well as determine the load range. In the process of review, it was found that the structure on north and south sides of Building #11, which is located at the center of the park, had a dislocation in the central part of the overall building structure. In the subsequent design, we happened to make use of the original structural dislocation, and came up with a new idea in the process of finding solation to strengthen the structural weakness. As a result, high domes are designed with staggered arched steel structures on dislocated concrete columns, connecting two identical but staggered factories. At the same time, a two-way stage is set in the middle of the factory, which runs through the indoor and outdoor space, and also introduces the outdoor green landscape into the interior.
▼11号楼外观，external view of building #11 ©view建筑摄影
▼双向舞台，two-way stage ©Mlee
Building #11, which is located in the center of the park, has been given a new multi-functional layout, but it lacks a clear main entrance on the circulation. By removing two spans of interior walls, a new golden shape was designed and placed to create a more striking entrance along the main road of the park. Solving the problems, including the construction and installation of the original concrete structure, the concession of the reserved vegetation, and the coordination among various specialties, fully reflect the difficulties and challenges in urban renewal and reconstruction projects.
▼11号楼入口，entrance of building #11 ©view建筑摄影
▼醒目的金色形体，golden volume catching people’s eyes ©view建筑摄影
▼交错的拱形钢结构连接错位的厂房，staggered arched steel structure connecting dislocated volumes ©view建筑摄影
▼保留混凝土内部结构，concrete structure inside the building is remained ©Mlee
In the process of urban renewal, the park restoration adheres to the principle of historical presentation and identifiability. The well-preserved anti-Japanese bunker is designed as a part of the landscape, and the iconic chimneys and water towers are retained and repaired. Through structural reinforcement and lighting beautification, they are revitalized. The reconstructed landscape follows the concept of sponge community, collecting and recycling rainwater with a green rate of up to 61% and a breathable hard pavement. Building #10’s layout was changed during the design process from its original back to the water plan, with the new main facade spreading out towards the water. We also designed a water stage to provide more possibilities for future operations and functions. Also because of this new layout, polluted water bodies with serious excessive nitrogen and phosphorus levels have been restored. Through soil remediation technology, aquatic plant community construction technology and river system forest construction technology, the lake water has recovered its self-purification function and improved the ecological environment of the whole park.
▼10号楼外观，external view of building #10 ©Mlee
Building #2, #3, #4, and #5 are scattered buildings, reconnect through the newly built outdoor landscape corridor. Taking the historical brick kiln ruins and the original building texture as inspiration sources, several different brick wall claddings were used to update the exterior facade of the factory building. The glass curtain wall and red brick façade on the ground floor are expanded as much as possible to highlight the relation between blankness and actuality.
▼2、3、4、5号楼鸟瞰，aerial view of building #2, #3, #4 and #5 ©Mlee
In the process of the transformation of the park, we also won more trust from the client, and thus improved the efficiency of coordination and on-site decision-making. The architect has a greater degree of control over the selection and customization of materials, site planning, landscape design, individual architectural transformation, interior functions, and even the ideas of the park operations.
▼不同材料的对比，contrast between different materials ©view建筑摄影
▼8号楼室内，楼梯与接待台，interior of building #8, reception and staircase ©Mlee
▼11号楼室内，吧台，interior of building #11, bar area ©Mlee
In the design process from monomer to multi-units, we find that functions can be transformed according to the properties of each space. After the completion of this project, in addition to regular activities like exhibitions, conferences, road shows, the site also hosted sports events, clothing and product launches, and undertook film and TV series shooting during the year. Today, another part of the park will be transformed into an art space, which fully demonstrates the flexibility of its design.
▼夜景鸟瞰，aerial view of the project in the night ©Mlee
室内：AND Studio，6# 8# 11#
Project Name: 8342 Yangtze River Delta Roadshow Center
Type: Planning, Architecture, Renovation, Landscape, Interior
Project Location: N0.8342, Tingfeng Road, Fengjing Town, Jinshan, Shanghai
Design: AND Studio
Design Principal: Ning Wang
Design Team: NGO Quyettien, Mao Jianjun, Yang Weijun, Chen Cong, Wang Zimu, Zhou Yi, Wang Beite
Clients: Shanghai Construction Group Jinshan Development co., Ltd
Cost: 180 million
Design Stage: 2017.July – 2018.June
Construction Stage: 2017.Oct – 2018.Nov
Site Area: 82,000 m²
Gross Built Area: 15,303.39 m²
Planning: AND Studio
Architecture Design: AND Studio
Structure Consultant: Shanghai Construction Group Design & Research Institute co., Ltd
Landscape Consultant: Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design & Research Institute co., Ltd
Interior Design: AND Studio（Building 6#, 8#,11#）
Lighting Consultant: Shanghai Hui Zhi Du Lighting Technology co., Ltd
Façade Consultant: Shanghai Building Decoration Engineering Group co., Ltd
Contractor: Shanghai Construction Group II Construction; Shanghai Building Decoration Engineering Group co., Ltd
Photo Credits: Mlee (video +photography), View Photos