Today, when people’s personality is defined by the division of labor, mental state hijacked by productivity, life governed by the zoning of urban areas, it is time for us to look back at the buildings in which we reside, and examine whether they help bridge the gaps between us as individuals and society at large, and light up the way towards freedom and happiness in our life. The northern suburb of the ancient Jiadingcity was once a flat and wide country field. With the rapid development of urbanization,it is planned to be an industrial park now.The original pastoral scene has been cut into blocks of different uses by planned road network.Not only the landscape, but also people’s lives, has been sliced into different parts by the busy road network and blocks.
▼ 建筑外观-西南角，External View—Southwest
The building site is located at a square plot in the ancient Jiading city. We don’t want to cut people’s lives into functional parts such asre search and development offices, canteen, accommodation, and entertainment area. Instead we hope to intertwine high-speed working experience and relaxing environment together. By layering landscape elements, boundaries of functions will become blurry. An exuberant and syncretic space will then be built up to give a picturesque view of the industrial park.
▼ 概念轴测 ，Conceptual Diagram
After“sunyata”,we use walls to structure the “shelf”. Walls are not only the partitions that divide rooms and skin that enclose buildings,but also are languages for free space planning. The walls are the three-dimensional calligraphy that outlines the space skeleton. Taking a walk in the building, we can have insights into the rapid change of the time and space through the changing scene. The initial idea of the design is to be “sunyata”,we hope that “sunyata” can derive courtyard. Different courtyards have different scales, locations and heights,which are available for “sight” seeing and traveling. All functional spaceswork together with these courtyards to compose a scenario withrich layers and blurry boundaries.
▼ 观景游园，Viewing Garden
Architecture is a scenery frame. One can see a clear structure at a distance, and experience changing views while walking inside it. The northeast corner of the balcony faces the street inter section. Large Span of cantilever represents the trend of up-going.
▼ 建筑外观-东北角，the north-east corner of building
The courtyard at the northwest corner faces inward to give protection from the freezing wind. Upper and lower courtyards at the southeast corner overlap and correspond to each other.
▼ （左）外庭院-西北角，(Left) the north-west corner of exterior courtyard / （右）外庭院-东南角，(Right)the south-east corner of exterior courtyard
The northeast corner of the balcony faces the street inter section. Large Span of cantilever represents the trend of up-going. The southwest corner platform is connected with the open corridor, with a full exposure to the sunshine and warm wind.
▼ 外庭院-西南角， the south-west corner of exterior courtyard
Lingering around the courtyard, one can experience the dynamic life scene by experiencing the layering and density of nature. Walk up the staircases, steps and platforms swirl around the trees. Branches are within reach. People and nature are harmoniously blended in the courtyard. When buildings stand on the site, the “sunyata” is the marvelous point. Light and shadow paint the pictures with nature color of the trees.
▼ 内庭院-南面，the south of internal courtyard
The courtyards in air fold layer upon layer, weaving together with other functional spaces, with paths wandering in-between them.
▼内庭院-北面 ，the north of internal courtyard
The fountain wall facing to the entrance on the ground floor produces the rippling sound of water. Together with the platforms behind it covered by the trees, compose the vertical courtyard. Years later, when small trees grow up, the buildings will be covered by flowers and trees. The whole site will become a three-dimensional picture. The temporary scene describes our expectation, and makes plants grow up harmoniously with buildings to enrich the view.
▼（左）内庭院-西北角，(Left) the north-west corner of internal courtyard / （右）内庭院-西面，(Right) the west of internal courtyard
When people wander in the building, either walk around for views or rest and take a nap. They can always enjoy their life and feel the time changing through nature.
▼（左）外部景观-西南角，(Left) the south-west corner of outside scene/（右）外部景观-西面，(Right) the west of outside scene
▼（左）区位图，site location/ （右）总平面图，(Left) Site Plans
▼ 平面图，Floor Plans
▼ 西-东剖面意向图，West-East section
▼ 南-北剖面意向图，South-North section
设计团队：丁鹏华（主持建筑师） 李文佳 苏圣亮 林荣星
Client: Shanghai Xingditong communication Technology Co., Ltd
Project name: Shanghai Xingditong Communication Research and Development Centre
Architects: Do Architects （Shanghai）
Design Team: Ding Penghua（principal architect） Li Wenjia, Su Shengliang, Lin Rongxing
Design and construction time: 2011 -2016
Project Area：16,387 sqm
Construction drawing : Shanghai orient Institute of Architectural Design Co., Ltd.
Curtain wall Consultant: Anlei Engineering Consultants
Location: The North Industrial Park, Jiading District, Shanghai