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The chimney stands huge in the downtown area, its red bricks and accumulated dust suggesting its remote past. With the chimney as the heart, a spacious wasteland of 2,000㎡ spreads out. This space, which used to be the site of a boiler room, a laundry, a utility room, and staff dormitories, smells of desolation. Deserted as it is in the fast developing modern age, it can not be removed into the recycle bin with a click of mouse. Awkwardly, it crouches among the surrounding residential areas. Seven architects worked jointly to renovate this abandoned space, and smartly named it Guolu, combining Guolu, the Chinese equivalent for boiler, and Luzhou, the ancient name of Hefei. Integrating industry aesthetics and life aesthetics, through artistic reconstruction, Guolu Art Space introduces the soul of nature into this deserted industrial site in the downtown area, and thus narrates in a novel manner the story of this city. With these features, this project has become one of Hefei’s unique experimental culturally-creative projects. Waste is not beauty. Nevertheless, with professional skills and artistic eyes, you can turn waste into beauty and herald in an avant-garde way of living.
▼开敞的玻璃立面引入了室外的烟囱景观，the extensive glazing brings the scenery of the chimney
Back in the 1980s, at this site, were built a heating boiler room, a laundry and staff dormitories for the high-standard Qiyun Hotel in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, with the towering red brick chimney as the hallmark. Later, with domestic industries being upgraded, the original functions of this space gradually gave way to the new development, and this area was abandoned. Deserted for nearly ten years, this area is now the only left area composed of small-scale industrial ruins in the downtown area. After nine months’ renovation, this place was transformed into a culturally creative complex consisting of Art Salon, Artistic Guest Rooms, and Creative Design Joint Offices.
▼城市会客厅俯视图，aerial view of the Art Salon
▼黑钢板分隔出立面空间，现代元素构成新旧对话的空间语言，black steel plates divided the vertical space and added modernity to the salon
Art Salon lies where the main body of the old boiler room was. Decades ago, workers hurled coal into the hearth shovel by shovel. The coal burnt vehemently herein. Years of coal burning left vestiges of smoke on the walls and ceiling of the boiler room. These historical imprints we attempted to retain to the greatest extent. Regarding the interior space, we simply had it sanitarily cleaned and structurally reinforced. On the basis of this, to promote overall comfort, we had modern floor-heating and ventilating systems installed. This transformation, cost- efficient and time-saving, takes into account both history and modernity.
▼黑钢板楼梯通向二楼的书店，the steel staircase leading to the bookstore on the upper floor
Sitting on the east side of Art Salon, a façade comprised of large transparent glass creates a seemingly more spacious space by integrating seamlessly the outdoor weathered chimney and open water with the indoor space. The 7-meter-high interior space, with the mottled walls left alone purposefully, is furnished with modern black steel staircases, which creates a merging sense of both the past and the present. The whole space here is divided into two floors: the first floor is equipped with Nordic-styled antique furniture and historical objects to create an art salon with historical atmosphere; the second floor is reserved for Design Books Division of Aichi Bookstore, a cultural hallmark in Hefei, to enhance its artistic atmosphere. Here, you can work, daydream, or chat away with your friends. It is amazingly cozy and comfortable.
▼锅庐空间内部天井，the internal patio of Guolu Space
The old staff dormitories at this site, were reconstructed into seven guest rooms, each of which was designed by one of the seven architects, bespeaking its own style and its own attitude. The guest rooms’ styles were inspired by the architects’ observation of the world and their experience of life as well. These seven rooms were named respectively Elisa, Dormy, Carefree, Initial Joy, Self-Reflection, Future Dwelling, Yu (one of the five Chinese music notes). Unlike conventional guest rooms, they are furnished with antique handiworks the architects found out in different places and present with you a pure and carefree atmosphere. The seven architects of us aim to interact with you by means of these guest rooms, and inspire you to interpret life unconventionally. What’s more, the comfort of staying in any of these guest rooms matches, if not exceeds, that of staying in a five-star hotel room. There is a communal thermostatic swimming pool for the guests. All the guest rooms are equipped with Villeroy & Boch (a German brand) toilet facilities, upscale mattresses and other five-star hotel room facilities.
▼客房“自观”，guest room “Self-Reflection”
▼客房“漫屋”，guest room “Future Dwelling”
▼客房“工寓”，guest room “Dormy”
▼客房“初喜”，guest room “Initial Joy”
▼客房“忘尘”，guest room “Carefree”
▼客房“艾丽莎”，guest room “Elisa”
Guolu Art Space is surrounded by the old residential buildings, with the nearest residential building two meters away and the farthest not more than ten meters away. In the boisterous jungle of city, it quenches your thirst for privacy, tranquility, and independence. While the surrounding exterior environment of these rooms is beyond our reach to improve, we attempted to create an amazingly unique and exclusively comfortable interior space for you, the roamer in cities. This special experience of transcending the limits of time and space may trigger the memory of your past experience; or it may be confirmed someday by your future experience.
▼从客房看向城市，the city viewed from the corridor of the guest room
▼首层平面图，plan level 1
▼二层平面图，plan level 2
项目名称：锅庐艺术空间 （Guolu ART SPACE）
参与设计人员：曹群 马楚 姚胜虎 陈熙 胡迪 冉晓兰 侯云飞 刘昊 王襄赐
Project: Guolu Art Space
Location: Hefei, Anhui
Construction Area: 2,000 ㎡
Designing Time: April, 2017
Completion Time: December, 2017
Designing Institute: Anhui KETU Architectural Designing Co., Ltd
Architects-in-Chief: Xuedan Liu & Wei Cao
Other Architects: Qun Cao, Chu Ma, Shenghu Yao, Xi Chen, Di Hu, Xiaolan Ran, Yunfei Hou, Hao Liu&Xiangci Wang
& Xiaolan Ran
Main Construction Materials: Black Steel Plate, Terrazzo, Black Stainless Steel, Old Elm
Photographor：Guomin Lee (Taiwan, P. R. China)
Text-Coordinator: Rui Liu
Translator: Xianwei Lee
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