Su Shi, a great writer of the Northern Song dynasty, described the scene in “butterfly loves flower “. The scenes of life in those deep courtyards, spanning thousands of years, are still vivid and imaginative. For thousands of years, people have never stopped longing for nature, even in the modern metropolis of steel jungle. Daoism is not only our Chinese philosophy of life, but also the concept that ART wedding space adheres to when developing, designing and operating each new space. Beijing’s new space “Cheng”, is still a continuation of the original intention of the space brand – guests to such as go, go to have ten thousand.
▼项目入口，In front for entrance
The main building is an irregular geometry with a nearly trapezoidal plane center and an inward patio that directs sunlight and air into the massive building, illuminating every corner. The building is hidden in the shade of green, with a relatively independent closed ceremony lawn in the backyard, and the original condition of the front yard is not bad. There are stone paths, tall and short flowers, all the same. There is a landscape like a park for leisurely walking, but there is no atmosphere matching the wedding art space. So at the beginning of the landscape design, we focused on the entrance, a courtyard full of ceremony and little surprises will become the romantic and poetic foreground of the main building.
庭院 | Courtyard
The design of two separate entrances makes the entrance to the site interesting. Main building at the entrance to see far away, but people still has at times been very elaborate prospect towards the line of sight, in a formal banquet space before, should first through the concrete wall, across the pond, walk wrong nest, around the big lawn, as if through a thrilling and unending love — love is obviously in the eyes, but to pursue to mountains. The concrete wall around the entrance is a symbol of eternity, guarding and witnessing every hard-won love. The white that matchs to connect corridor, lie between grid ceiling is lightsome and graceful, below sunshine illuminate, the shadow that leaves line softness on the ground on the wall which is so grace. Solid wall and clever top, contrast is intense, however harmonious and unified, hand in hand the figure that snuggles together, in the pool before the lawn is reflected, just as the new couple that leaves good memory here.
▼混凝土墙体与白色连廊，对比强烈却又和谐统一，solid wall and white corridor contrast with each other, yet harmonious and unified
▼入口看向庭院，entrance towards yard
The pool is like a mirror, reflecting the blue sky, reflecting the white clouds, reflecting the picture of the bride and groom holding hands. We take water as the background of the ceremony, hoping that the couple can leave the best memories in this side of the small world, trickling into the pool, the breeze ruffled the water, will be full of happiness. In contrast to the quiet and reserved backyard, the front yard is large and open, with a large courtyard covered with grass to block the outside noise and create a rich and quiet interior space. The design of double courtyards enriches the spatial hierarchy and also meets the needs of different customers in different situations.
▼庭院内活动搭建，activities in the courtyard
宴会厅 | Banquet Hall
The banquet hall is an important part of the whole wedding ceremony. The large space is surrounded by the courtyard, with green trees and lush vegetation. The large area of indoor curtain wall is open to the courtyard, and the landscape can be perceived in different seasons of the year. Geometric ceiling echo the structure of the building itself, in addition, there is no more decorative form, all white background color, create a more holy atmosphere. We hope the banquet hall is like the reception room in the home, warm and comfortable, sunshine along the wide French window into the room, warm heart, every guest is like family close in general. In the original building, we designed a fiber-screen curtain, a kind of hazy metal skin, which gives people a subtle sense of atomization in the vision, and looks gentle and gentle, with an unknown mystery.
化妆间 | Dressing Room
“To create a different dressing room, to leave the best memories here,” was the tone we set from the beginning. Therefore, on the premise of focusing on the function itself, we focus on the design of “experience”. In the space connected with the banquet hall, we use two semi-transparent semi-circular walls to form a group of flexible space with beautiful shape. Inside one semi-circular wall is a large open and connected space for girlfriends to chat and drink tea. Another semicircle is the area that makes up, change clothes, still have the lavatory of illicit close among, space of circular arc space becomes horseshoe shape, display area of clothing is compressed to moderate scale, and not too straightforward. In the pure white ground color of dimensional whole, only for make up room attune trifling red, green, aureate, for “green tree red wall has beauty” poetic foam went up weak color. We removed part of the outer wall, will be changed to be born glass window, the outdoor gardens and green plant to make up, for dressing rooms cutting out a private courtyard, sunlight through the shadows fell on the interior, besides, before the start of the ceremony, the bride and groom, and friends can enjoy the most comfortable and pleasant time here.
大楼梯 | Stairs
The grand staircase connecting the first and second floors is the most important moving line. In the ceremony, the only way for each couple is pure white, without any decoration. We use natural light to give the stairs a more ceremonial feel. “The less you have in front of you, the more you can find in everything.” You will find the graceful light and shadow falling on the broad stairway, which transmits the natural light from the patio through the trumpet-shaped openings, much like the entrance to the light that Le corbusier created in the Ronchamp Chapel. People through the window, as if to see the flowers and plants in the courtyard performance, walk on the steps of each step, people are full of the joy of coexistence with nature. In front of this white picture, suddenly there is a sense of religion, a kind of unspeakable sacred, people unconsciously slow down, hold their breath, thoughts. The groom took the bride’s hand and slowly walked down the stairs. What were they thinking? The first meeting, the first hand, the first kiss…… All the beautiful pictures, in the heart sounded the melody, the silence around, only the soft wedding march euphemistically melodious, they looked at each other, did not open their mouths, but already heard the inner chorus.
▼2F拍摄场地，2F photo shooting site
▼2F休息区，rest area on 2nd floor
▼1F平面图，1st floor plan
▼2F面图，2nd floor plan
项目名称：澄 – 婚礼艺术空间
Project Name: Cheng – Wedding Art Space
Project Location: Beijing ,China
Project Manager：Jiang Shunlin, Zhang Qiu
Designers:Fan Jijing, Lin lida, Chai Runzhi, Song Wanyang, Li Jiaxing ,Wang Yinxuan, Wang longwen, Huang Dakang
Construction:Beijing LBY Construction Group
Photographer: Tian Fangfang