The project building is located at the main entrance of the Qin Lake Scenic Area. The aim is to improve the quality of the building and to match the needs of the current building space, while transforming the building and giving it a new life as an exhibition hall in the urban city.
▼建筑整体鸟瞰，overall perspective view
REBUILD THE INTERFACE
While the original building’s shape of polyline is unique and expressive, the façade shape is quite rigid and integrates rather stiffly with the rest of the architecture. Therefore, the challenge of the transformation turned out to be how to unify the new content with the current situation; and in addition to consider how to create a main entrance area in a limited space for display.What defines a positive coexistence between architecture and the environment? Facing what is seemingly of contradictive nature, “adapting to times – adapting to local conditions” might just be the key to harmonious coexistence with the environment. “Time” and “location” are dynamic, therefore the architect proposes to incorporate dynamic changes into the expressive language of architecture. Thus realizing true symbiosis of architecture and the environment.
▼基地原始情况，original situation of the site
Within limited transformation scope and considering sensible cost control, we removed the original outer skin of the building and redesigned the facade of the building on the west side with a wind curtain wall, achieving an overall and unified form of the building, with its surface material pure and elegant. The large-scale canopy does not only meet the requirements of the entrance function, but also completes the wind curtain wall to highlight the main entrance without disrupting the uniformity of the building facade; The east side of the building adopts a perforated aluminum curtain wall to enrich the light and shadow interplay of the building facade, while maintaining the same tone of the building on both the east and the west side. In addition, the details of roof crevices, canopies, etc. have been updated to add modern elements to the old buildings while concealing space for lighting design.
▼南侧传统中式立面，traditional Chinese facade on the south side
One kind of environment creates one kind of people – the exhibition hall of the urban space is inseparable from its habitat Qin Lake. The sails reflect on the green waves, the geese move among the reeds. Interdependence exists in nature and is universal. Similarly, the curtain wall serves as a transition to the external environment of the building, which provides an important direction for a rich spatial order.
▼西侧建筑入口视角，west side building entrance
▼东侧建筑主立面，main facade on the east side
▼建筑立面形态关系，interaction of building facades
INTERACTION OF MATERIAL
The environment of the base is inseparable from the building. However, the layout of the two parts of the building make the middle pass pathway rather gloomy and narrow. Therefore, we chose a stainless steel with a certain degree of reflectivity as the surface material of the wind curtain wall – so when the morning sun rises from the east, the surface of the wind curtain wall directly reflects the morning light; and when the evening sun falls, the curtain wall will reflect the afterglow of the building on the opposite side kissed by the setting sun.The momentum changes that time produces on the environment are reflected on this wall at all times, it lives in symbiosis with the space and environment in the changes of Qin Lake’s four seasons. This architectural connection is not solely dependent on human participation, rather the building itself represents one kind of an interactive experience.
▼风动幕墙与日照光影，wind curtain wall changes with the sunlight
Sunrise and sunset, cloud and rain, the building and the venue environment always echo each other. As the environmental conditions change, the building also changes its different expressions. When the wind blows through the site, the surface of the building dances with it as if on the surface ripples of the Qin Lake.
▼幕墙与晨光，curtain wall under the sunrise
▼幕墙与景观环境的结合，curtain wall merge with landscape
▼幕墙与落日，curtain wall under the sunset
Four seasons reflected by water so clear; mountains stained red by peach blossoms two or three. [note: poetry translation]
▼灯光对立面效果的营造，lighting effect on the facade
▼东侧建筑立面灯光效果，lighting effect on the east facade
▼幕墙、雨棚与水面的关系，curtain wall, canopy and the water
▼出挑雨棚与水面营造的灰空间，grey space created by the canopy and the water surface
ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL DESIGN
▼幕墙近景效果，curtain wall close-up effect