“居民们不必因为每天都走在同样的街道而感到无聊…道路的脉络不仅存在于单一的维度，而是沿着上下起伏的梯台、拱桥和悬浮着的街道多维度地编织，结合各种不同的路线，或在高处、或在地面，每一个人每天都可以尝试用新的路线到达同一个目的地的乐趣。” —— 伊塔洛·卡尔维诺，《看不见的城市》
“Inhabitants are spared the boredom of following the same streets every day… the network of routes is not arranged on one level, but follows instead an up-and-down course of steps, landings, cambered bridges, hanging streets. Combining segments of the various routes, elevated or on ground level, each inhabitant can enjoy every day the pleasure of a new itinerary to reach the same places.” – Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
▼建筑外观，exterior view ©Pedro Pegenaute
▼鸟瞰图，aerial view ©Pedro Pegenaute
Junshan Cultural Center is located just outside of Beijing in the midst of the undulating mountain ranges and meandering rivers near the Miyun Resevoir. Originally just a typical two-story sales building on the outskirts of Beijing, Neri&Hu was asked to transform this donut-shaped building into an iconic clubhouse and sales center. Neri&Hu took advantage of the existing courtyard typology by crafting two sequences of interlocking journeys, one for clubhouse member, and one for sales center guest. All programmed spaces are designed such that they are in proximity to nature. The layering of the primary courtyard and smaller gardens allow the architecture to merge harmoniously with nature.
▼建筑立面，building facade ©Pedro Pegenaute
▼内部庭院视角，the internal courtyard ©Pedro Pegenaute
▼庭院鸟瞰，courtyard aerial view ©Pedro Pegenaute
Drawing inspiration from its context, the architecture combines traditional northern architecture with contemporary architectural language and transforms into a new interpretation of architectural expression. The building quietly rises out of the water as a brick mass with carved out spaces for programs interlocked with gardens that blur the boundary between inside and outside.
▼北方传统建筑与当代建筑语言相结合的建筑表达，the architecture combines traditional northern architecture with contemporary architectural language ©Pedro Pegenaute
▼从室内望向庭院，view to the courtyard from internal space ©Pedro Pegenaute
On the façade, warm-toned wood pattern aluminum panels form a veil that softens the heaviness of the brick facade. Moments of the screen connects with each interior space, creating a façade that is spontaneous and different on every face.
▼暖色木纹铝格栅减弱了砖墙的沉重感，warm-toned wood pattern aluminum panels form a veil that softens the heaviness of the brick facade ©Pedro Pegenaute
In terms of materiality, traditional gold brick tiles form the foundation of the building mass, extending from exterior landscape into the interior “in-between” spaces. With brick and wood panels as the primary backdrop for the interior, a common theme throughout the interior is the sculpted ceiling. Each space comes alive with the many different geometric cuts carved out to interact with the sky and daylight such that each space is ever-changing when light is reflected off of the rich texture of Venetian plaster. The layering of customized furniture, refined brass metal detail, natural veins of stone accents, softness of fabric, and delicate lighting elements work together to compose a sense of understated luxury.
▼室内空间，interior view ©Pedro Pegenaute
▼透过格栅望向室外花园，view to the garden through the aluminum panels ©Pedro Pegenaute
Programmatically, the cultural center provides a number of luxurious and spacious amenities for its members. It includes a 100-person multi-purpose hall for events, a spacious business lounge and bar, a feature library, children’s reading room, private function room, family media room, a red-wine and cigar lounge bar and a rooftop deck.
▼多功能厅，the multi-purpose hall ©Pedro Pegenaute
▼通高中庭，the full-height atrium ©Pedro Pegenaute
Part of the cultural center is functioning as a sales center. A double-height reception welcomes potential buyers to embark on a journey through the media room, winter garden, then upstairs across a bridge over the courtyard to a generous sales presentation lounge complete with VIP rooms, bar and children’s play room.
▼细部，detailed view ©Pedro Pegenaute
One of the most prominent spaces in the clubhouse is an art gallery, equipped with a series of hanging moveable walls for a flexible display system. The sculpted ceiling above gives some visual connection to the upper level, while a large glass picture windows allows the space to extend into the courtyard.
▼画廊内设置了“悬浮”的展示墙，the art gallery equipped with a series of hanging moveable walls ©Pedro Pegenaute
▼画廊天光，skylight in the gallery ©Pedro Pegenaute
On the second floor, a generous yet inviting private dining room complete with a bar and show-kitchen allows members to rent out the space for special functions. The red-wine and cigar lounge bar and rooftop deck on the third floor has uninterrupted view of the surrounding mountainous landscape to west.
▼休闲区，lounge area ©夏至
▼室内细节，interior detailed view ©夏至
▼标识细节，sign system detail ©Pedro Pegenaute
▼场地平面图，site plan ©如恩设计
▼首层平面图，1F plan ©如恩设计
▼二层平面图，2F plan ©如恩设计
▼三层平面图，3F plan ©如恩设计
Project Name: Junshan Cultural Center
Site Address: Jingmi Road, Miyun District, Beijing, China
Project Type: Architectural Renovation and Interior Design
Architect & Interior Designer: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Design Period: November 2017 – October 2018
Gross Area: 4000sqm
Program: Sales Center & Clubhouse
Architectural – Materials: Recycled Gray Brick, Concrete, Wood-Printed Metal, Fair-Faced Concrete, Glass, Basalt Stone
Interiors – Materials: Recycled Gray Brick, Venetian Plaster, Polished Brick Tile, White Oak, Brass, Fluted Glass, Terrazzo, Green Paint, Scurro Stone, White Marble, Green Glass, Fabric, Black Metal
Interiors – Fixtures & Fittings: Kohler Duravit, D-Line, Dorma
Interiors – Decorative Lighting: Custom Pendants by Neri&Hu
Interiors – Furniture: Custom Chairs and Benches by Neri&Hu & Design Republic
Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu (Founding Partners, Principal in Charge),
Nellie Yang (Associate Director, Architecture),
Jerry Guo (Associate), Utsav Jain (Associate), Ellen Chen (Associate)
Zoe Gao,mWuyahuang Li, Josh Murphy, Alexandra Heijink, Hwajung Song, Lara Depedro, Jason Jia, Brian Lo (senior associate, product design), Xiaowen Chen, Mona He, Cindy Sun, Jacqueline Yam