Is it a house? Is the device? Is it fly cabin? Futurist? Or decca’s “futile”, wishful thinking? “Futurist” urban mobile Exhibition hall was launched in xi ‘an Jianguomen Old Vegetable Market Market Cultural Creative block. For Decca, this is a very experimental practice, realizing the dialogue between history and future under the city gate with distinctive urban characteristics and rich historical background.
▼视频，the video ©迪卡建筑设计中心
Future City Exhibition Hall
The future represents the hope and sustenance of the motherland. The exhibition hall and Jianguomen look at each other and play a role of vitality in urban renewal and urban culture. What is he? He looks so curious, here you can open a small conference, concert, art exhibition, children play here, young people there, old people looked on, good start, through the mobile exhibition hall of the city and he is going to happen to show more than side of xi ‘an, I in xi ‘an, this place is very beautiful.
▼项目概览，overview of the project ©迪卡建筑设计中心
A new story under the old city wall
Culture Chang’an pays tribute to the first year of China’s Tiangong. The old food market inherits history through cultural rejuvenation. China Aerospace explores the future with scientific and technological power. History and the future simultaneously convey China’s confidence. In the fireworks and dust of the years, Yongzhi is on the journey to explore the sea of stars. Keep moving forward without forgetting the original intention.
▼与城门相呼应，responding to the historical gate ©迪卡建筑设计中心
Jianguomen ushered in a “free-flying future”-can be pasted
▼建国门老菜场，the historical market ©图片来源于网络
Choosing to carry out this challenging practice in Jianguomen is not accidental for Dika. With the support of all parties, the special location conditions allow imagined reality to provide a good soil for Dika’s practice. Dika hopes to play a part in the urban renewal, so that publicity and architecture, art, music, city culture, and organic collision can produce more beautiful stories.
▼从街道看装置，view of the installation from the street ©迪卡建筑设计中心
Facing Jianguomen, at the entrance of the old Caichang Cultural and Creative District, “Future” floats on the corner of a 40-square-meter street. Many passers-by are curious about what it is. A radio, some say it’s a flying house… Dika hopes that this architectural installation can become a thinking carrier, arouse everyone’s curiosity and interest, and at the same time convey our design philosophy and thinking logic, and use seemingly “useless” wishful thinking to participate or observe the infinite possibilities that it will be grafted in the future.
▼装置引起人们好奇心，the installation arousing everyone’s curiosity©迪卡建筑设计中心
Floating emotional resonance, static rational power
The future is at the foot of the city wall, a dialogue with history across time and space. The seemingly futuristic urban experiment actually implies Dika’s classical feelings and strict architectural logic. This is also Dika’s experiment to extend the big logic with a small house, absorbing the essence of Eastern and Western history, and outputting designs with high degrees of freedom and possibility, allowing orderly design to gain more disorderly experience.
the rotating propeller device is facing Jianguomen ©迪卡建筑设计中心
a dialogue with history across time and space ©迪卡建筑设计中心
Embrace the temperature of emotions with the “universal space”
The “Future” was built around an old tree, and from the moment of design, it was deeply imprinted on the ground. But Dika hopes that it will become a very contrasting “intruder” in form, breaking the slightly single appearance of its surroundings. Injecting vitality into the old city, so the two space capsules floated in the air, showing a sense of walking in space.
▼装置仿佛太空舱，the installation as a space capsule ©迪卡建筑设计中心
The design concept of “Future” maintains Dika’s consistent architectural attitude. The unique form, full of futuristic expression, is behind the scrutiny of the classicity, symmetry, contemporary and futuristic of architecture. At the same time, it is hoped that it will be very future, very natural, very public and organically integrated with the city.
▼未来者的设计理念，the design concept of “Future” ©迪卡建筑设计中心
Just like the openness brought by Le Corbusier’s “free plane”, we also hope to explore a “universal space”. Under the seemingly exaggerated shape, all of them pass the arithmetic/geometric sequence, the pi and the golden section. Accurate calculation of proportions, seeking the best method of permutation and combination, to achieve the stability of the internal framework, so that the building itself has a strong sense of shape and plasticity.
conversation between the artworks ©迪卡建筑设计中心
Order brings imagination and opens immersive experience
The interior of the “Future” building is made of cement board steel structure, and the exterior is made of GRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) materials. Six slender pillars prop up the main building, and the rotating propeller device is facing Jianguomen.
The architectural texture with traces of life in the old city of Xi’an allows the future urban renewal test site to show its unique spatial qualities. The elderly, youth, and children are all attracted by this place, and it continues to attract a large number of travelers to stop and experience this place. The famous old town has injected new vitality and attraction, and built a carrier that embraces the past, the present and the future.
▼行人欣赏艺术品，view of the pedestrian ©迪卡建筑设计中心
Imagination is moving, using light and shadow to give life to the building. Louis Kahn once said, “The sun never knows how great it is until it shines on the building.” Order brings an immersive experience that mobilizes the five senses. As a small architectural device, although the cabin is only 25 square meters, it constitutes an urban mobile exhibition hall in itself, reflecting more than one side of Xi’an. The interior of the main building cabin is designed as a cavity. There is also a Q version of the group sculpture of the little Tang monk, and the exquisite shape is full of humor and interest.
the interior of the main building cabin designed as a cavity ©迪卡建筑设计中心
The small cabin on the north side is a relatively independent existence. At the beginning of the design, we envisioned placing an LED screen to display the city image of Xi’an in a folded form. Facing the open street corner, it provides a relatively hidden private territory. For people to start thinking or choose to be alone with themselves for a while. The will of Pandora’s Box is also realized in this small space. When Pandora’s Box was opened for the first time, it released evil, plague, and jealousy. When he was about to release his last hope, the box suddenly closed. We hope to pass <Future > Open the <Hope> in Pandora’s box, release more beauty and make the world full of love.
▼午后场景，view at the afternoon ©迪卡建筑设计中心
“Going to a narrow world view and seeing the past of all mankind is my past” has always been Dika’s spiritual aspiration. To be innovative is not to show off skills, but to present the values of constant questioning, seeking knowledge, trial and error, and exploration under rigorous calculations. “Going to a narrow world view and seeing the past of all mankind is my past” has always been Dika’s spiritual aspiration. To be innovative is not to show off skills, but to present the values of constant questioning, seeking knowledge, trial and error , and exploration under rigorous calculations.
You can understand it as the big “bubble” of the cabin, or it can be understood as the round cabin windows on the cabin, or the raised irregular folds. They balance the sensibility and rationality of the building, and test human beings. The shared emotional memory secretly completes the “links of nerve endings” between people in a specific field.
▼白色舱体上的光影，light and shadow on the white cabin ©迪卡建筑设计中心
“Disorder” presents surprises Let the extraordinary become everyday
In the empty space and the surrounding outdoor venues, the architectural model exhibition “Buildings in the Ideal Country” exhibited nine groups of Kindergarten architectural design works from Dika. It was the first time that the old vegetable farm ushered in such an event. Picking up the phone, I sighed in the circle of friends: The vegetable market in the city is getting more and more fun.
Dika’s original intention is like this. He hopes to use this borderless outdoor test site to create a field with the image of a future person, and become a “medicine primer” that activates community life, adapting to different ages and circles in this area. The characteristics of this place allow young tourists to come here, elderly grocery shopping people passing by, children returning home from school, old residents under the city wall… everyone has a reason to stay, providing functional convenience, and bringing benefits. A diverse lifestyle of cultural meaning and artistic experience.
▼夜景，night view ©迪卡建筑设计中心
Out of respect for the topography of the project site, the building is surrounded by an old tree, acting as the focal point of the site, complementing the surrounding old city environment, and reopening the dialogue between Jianguomen’s history and the future with novel artistic touches. People provide a wealth of artistic and cultural opportunities.
The future has been built. During the construction process, countless citizens, children, and young people were very curious. Now the mystery has been solved. We can see that all people who come here feel beautiful, novel, and confident. Some people think, It is a science and technology museum, an art museum, and a stage, but it is so close to us. We can live here, hold events and communicate with each other, making people feel that this is a cultural city, an inclusive city, and an open City, and a city with a beautiful story.
▼发光立面，the lighting facade ©迪卡建筑设计中心
The future is here, and we hope it can “live” instead of “fire”, and pursue the long-termism that belongs to the future. The public art space allows people to meet and agree with each other, allowing contemporary urban life to flow. For the “futurers” who are compatible with history and new trends, it will create a more exciting lifestyle with the old neighborhoods, creating a sense of community belonging to both practical value and strong gathering, ornamental and literary features.
▼活动场景，the activities ©迪卡建筑设计中心
一群固执的人傻傻的执着，心怀伟大理想，我们珍惜每一次才华上台的机会，迪卡建筑设计中心在不断实践与突破，在这个过程中，也会有经验不足不完善等问题，但我们必将呕心沥血 与您一道为理想奋斗。人生之美好在于出格，而非时常的绝对正确，去人文的自由舒展遵循内心原始本能纯粹之表达，我们将从宏观、微观、自然、人文、历史、科学、心理学、行为学中吸取力量，去狭隘世界观，视全人类之过往皆我的过往 彼岸前行，我们坚信你我的携手必将产生感动众人的作品。
A group of stubborn people are stupidly persistent and have great ideals in their hearts. We cherish every opportunity for talent to come to power. Dika Architectural Design Center is constantly practicing and breaking through. In this process, there will be problems such as insufficient experience and imperfectness, but we Will work hard with you to fight for your ideals. The beauty of life lies in exceptional, not always absolute correctness. The free stretch of humanity follows the pure expression of inner primitive instinct. We will draw strength from the macro, micro, nature, humanities, history, science, psychology, and behavior. Going to a narrow world view, and seeing the past of all mankind as my past, we firmly believe that our hand in hand will produce works that touch everyone.
▼模型，the modle ©迪卡建筑设计中心
“Shakespeare said: “There is a thousand Hamlet in the hearts of a thousand people.” Then there are a thousand Chang’an in the hearts of a thousand Xi’an people. After we learn about Li Bai and Du Fu’s Chang’an, we should also understand Wang Junbao and other new Xi’an people’s Chang’an. When you see the kindergarten directors from east, west, south and north of the country waiting in line for Wang Junbao’s design, when you see the children chanting Tang poems and Song lyrics happily playing in the buildings he designed, your heart will follow Junbao. The winged Tang monk flew together in Chang’an.
The Jianguomen Future City Exhibition Hall is Junbao’s very imaginative and practical attempt, with strong publicity, and is happy for Junbao’s continuous breakthroughs and growth.” — Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Director of Shaanxi Provincial Historic Site Protection Engineering Technology Research Center, Liu Kecheng
▼南立面，the south facade ©迪卡建筑设计中心
▼西立面，the west facade ©迪卡建筑设计中心
▼剖面，the section ©迪卡建筑设计中心
参与设计：田佳宾 卢庆银 张琪 屠学良 张志刚 侯庚 王亚光 马陆 梅佩文
欧吉勇 谭慧敏 傅会明
摄影师:张琪 赵成林 豆豆 leno
文 | 阿曦 / poppy
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