A historic change has taken place in a building in Xianyukou Hutong, Qianmen, Beijing. Commissioned by BMW and 5Lmeet, DAGA renovated a small building in the old alley of Xianyukou. It broke away from the traditional office model, integrated garage, gas station, automobile repair shop with the same elements of metal, and created a public sharing space with BMW X2 as the theme, which is responsible for the operation of 5Lmeet. In the meantime, it also brings new vitality to this century-old commercial street.
▼由胡同进入前台接待区，entering the reception area from the Huton
BMW X2作为BMW Ｘ家族中最“炫酷”的新成员，全金色的车身设计，因此在主材料选择上，我们大面积运用了金属材质。以金属银和金黄两种色彩的主要材质基调配合使用，并在隔断、家具、天花等多处都运用了大量金属材料，强化简约的未来感和科技感的汽车主题。
BMW X2 is the most “cool” new member of the BMW X family. It has a full gold body design. Therefore, in the selection of main materials, we have made extensive use of metal materials. Major material tones of metallic silver and gold are used together, and a large number of metal materials are used in partitions, furniture, ceiling and other places to strengthen the simple future sense and technological sense of automobile theme.
Entering from the Hutong on the west side of the building, what you see is a cool golden space. We regard “X” of automobile brand and door hairpin of traditional building gate as space design elements.
▼接待区， the reception area
The design of the 4 m long irregular curved golden bar is inspired by the streamlined golden body concept of BMW X2, which is smooth and changeable. Golden metal sheets glisten in the light of wine and dim light, it’s like talking about the passion and romance of time. The concrete wall makes a strong contrast to the golden texture. The collision of new and old, rough and delicate, speed and passion.
▼混凝土和金属元素的搭配兼顾了粗犷和细腻之感，the matching of concrete and metal elements gives consideration to both rough and delicate feeling.
▼金属酒架，metal wine rack
On one side of the bar is a box wrapped in gold. The bright golden curtain extends to the whole space, gleaming with golden light. The softness of the golden curtain and the reflection of the mirror stimulate people’s sense of touch and sense organ. When the curtain is closed, people can hold private activities and performances; when the curtain is opened, it can be used as a gymnasium for Yoga Calisthenics. Through the translucent metal curtain, it can be merged with the outer space or separated into separate spaces.
▼路演室金色盒子，golden box of road studio
The conference room is another all golden space in the whole space. Metal plates reflect constantly each other, against the ceiling lights, there is an infinite extension of space feeling. As if we are sitting in BMW X2, and we keep moving in the direction indicated by the arrow.
▼金色会议室，golden conference room
BMW X2 emphasizes rebel against, breaking bondage and being different. Corresponding to this, DAGA believes that the office space in Xianyukou Hutong should also be bright, dazzling purpose, technological and minimalist. Unlike many dull and tasteless office spaces, the whole space is brightly lit. The goal is to put people in gold as soon as they enter, which breaks the traditional definition of ordinary space type, vitalizes the office environment and captures the charm of the car. This is not only the office space, but also the people’s sensory laboratory.
The open office area takes the silver metal plate as the main material of space, which deduces vivid gray. Silver metal plates can dimly reflect the surrounding environment. With the change of light, people and sight, the surface of metal plate will take on different colors. When people move in space, they can feel these color changes, but in general, it presents a tone of cold ash. Gray can be any color. It’s actually the most complex color, the more complex, the more vivid. In the office area, gray is no longer a simple white and black, but a confluence of colors.
▼开放办公区，open office area
Taking the elevator of the automobile repair plant as the design inspiration, a rising office space was designed in the center of the open office area. The ceiling lamp film of LED makes the space seem to extend upward, which becomes the focal point of the whole office space.
▼汽车升降台办公室，office of automobile elevator
If we go deep into the interior of the space, large areas of silver and gold will not bring a sense of distance. Mild and soft brown sofa and peacock green carpet inject warmth into pure space. If we study the material carefully, in the crisscross of light-sensitive stainless steel and plain concrete walls, rough and meticulous terrazzo floor and natural pebbles will bring harmony in space with a touch of “temperature”.
▼洽谈交流区，communication region of negotiation
▼交流区细部，detailed view of communication area
Using the structure of the original building roof, we designed a two-storey water bar area as a metal-filled gas station with a sloping roof. The design of white ceiling lamps was inspired by the stunning speed of BMW X2.
The first and second layers of space are made of continuous silver metal plate and translucent material PC plate, matched with cortical sofa, which is very simple and there is nothing superfluous. Like the personality embodied in BMW X2 itself, dynamic and tough, giving people a space full of speed.
▼二层办公走廊，office corridor at the second floor
We take new translucent material PC board for wall surface(polycarbonate board). The material is characterized by lightness, transparency and it has a certain reflectivity. Through the PC board, indoor lighting makes the whole space like a glowing box.
▼墙面采用新型半透明材料PC板，we take new translucent material PC board for wall surface
Taking BMW X2 golden shell elements as the main line and the spirit of the opposite way to create a sense of spatial contrast, through a golden hidden stairs in order to bring people into the golden fashionable road show space and the office area who takes the automobile repair plant as the theme scene.
▼金色金属板楼梯在柔和的灯光氛围下从地下一层连通至二层，golden metal plate stairs are connected from the ground floor to the second floor in a soft lighting atmosphere.
▼洗手间区域细部，toilet area detail
▼B1轴测图，axon of the ground floor
▼1F轴测图，axon of the first floor
项目名称：BMW X2 PLAYGROUND @ 5Lmeet
Project name: BMW X2 PLAYGROUND @ 5Lmeet
Design company: DAGA Architects
Design team: Shen Jianghai, Ren Xiaowei, Xu Yunfei, Huang Da, Huang Jingning, Ma Weixuan
Soft loading design: 5Lmeet
Project type: Interior design & renovation
Covered area: about 1800㎡
Date of design: April 2018
Date of construction: May-September 2018
Photographer: Wu Tou