大田秀则画廊位于上海西岸文化艺术示范区，这是OTA FINE ARTS的画廊首次落户于中国，也是继东京、新加坡的画廊之后第三个画廊。2017年OTA FINE ARTS迎来了23周年，大田秀则先生作为日本当代国宝级艺术家草间弥生幕后最重要的推手，他希望超越原有的定位，继续给亚洲更多的新锐艺术家提供平台，拓展出亚洲当代艺术的新方向。
OTA FINE ARTS gallery is located in Shanghai West Bund Culture & Art Pilot Zone, it is the first time settled in China, which is also the third gallery following the gallery of Tokyo and Singapore. 2017 is the 23rd year since the OTA FINE ARTS was founded. As the founder, Hidenori Ota is the most important promoter of Japan’s contemporary national treasure artist Kusama Yayoi. He hopes to continue to provide the platform to more Asian cutting-edge artists and expands the new direction of the Asian contemporary art.
▼白色体量与西岸现代艺术区的众多白色建筑相融合， the white volume syncretizes with the many white buildings in the modern art area of the West Bund
The base was a three-bay old bungalow. We chose to dismantle it and hope to build a brand-new and pure building which be full of new design language. We imagine the six main functional areas required by the gallery as six unit boxes，due to considering the rectangular shape of the site and the require by the owner to maximize the use of the area. We use the rectangular box form to display and the most basic unit to maximize the space，Through a lot of block study, we have reached a balance of architectural form and function. Finally, there are four pure big blocks made up of six unit boxes.
For material of the building, we want to use the traditional elements of Shanghai to show it. From gray brick of Shanghai traditional Shikumen to the red brick of old villa in colonial period of France, the brick seems to be the typical symbol in Shanghai building. We chose the brick as texture, but we abstract its color into white. This not only shows the characteristics of the city of Shanghai, but also syncretize with the many white buildings in the modern art area of the West Bund. The main entrance to the building is located on the western side, there is no window in the western side, in this way, the wall of the exhibition space is more effectively used, the western wall of the building combines with two buildings around the building to make a courtyard space, which makes the main entrance space more sense of aggregation.The eastern side of the building faces the office entrance of the West Bund staff and it is also the main facade of the gallery. We use different sized windows to create a dialogue between the interior of the building and the outdoor space.
▼主入口所在的西立面不开窗，使展厅空间的墙面更加有效利用，there is no window in the entrance facade, therefore the wall of the exhibition space is more effectively used
▼外墙与周围的两栋建筑围合成一个庭院空间，the western wall of the building combines with two buildings around the building to make a courtyard space
▼建筑的东面正对园区办公入口，且也是画廊的主要展示面，the eastern side of the building faces the office entrance of the West Bund staff and it is also the main facade of the gallery
Four functional blocks, such as office, VIP room, artist bedroom and storage, are arranged to form two building blocks on the north side.We arranged the two exhibition halls in series on the south part of the building so as to make the audience feel more continuous in the exhibition. In the top of the southmost exhibition space, there was a skylight, it can lead to soft natural light. The sun is diffused on the wall, creating a sense of the sacred in the high exhibition space. The electric curtains of skylight are installed to control the sunlight, which satisfies the display requirements of different works of art.
▼两个展厅形成串联关系，the two exhibition halls were arranged in series
▼最南侧展厅的顶部开天窗，引入柔和的自然光，the skylight provides soft natural lights to the southmost exhibition space
The entrance is a 4-meter-high vibration stainless steel automatic sliding door, visually weakening the huge sense of weight, to achieve a visual balance of proportions. The Electric induction device of the sliding door make the door easy to be used. And people can feel a sense of ritual by the design of high entrance space. Office in the limited space is made a targeted detail design. The desk and the kitchen table are designed for continuous on the plan but at different heights at the vertical.In order to transport the large paintings, a 150mm wide gap was set up on right side of the staircase.Painting can be moved into the gap, and then it is moved vertically to the second floor.Other secondary spaces have a large area of windows, breaking through the characteristics of conventional galleries for the most enclosed space. Maximize the area of window without affecting the function of the exhibition, so that people can feel the natural communication with the outdoors and the space has more intimacy and comfort.
▼二层VIP室，VIP room on the second floor
▼楼梯一侧设置了缝隙，使画作可先无障碍地平移进缝隙，再垂直搬运至二层，through the gap on the right side of the staircase, paintings can be moved safely and vertically to the second floor
The entire interior space is made up of low-saturation solid-color wall paint, concrete floor, wood floor and wood-colored custom furniture , giving a simple, pure and serene feel to space. For the landscape, the original landscape is simplified to the cleanest form of expression, we hope that people focus on the purity of the building itself.
▼室内空间给人以简单、纯粹和宁静的空间感受，the material of the interior gives a simple, pure and serene feel to the space
▼首层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
建筑师： 青山周平，藤井洋子，杨雨嘉 / B.L.U.E.建筑设计事务所
业主： OTA FINE ARTS
设计周期： 02.2017 – 07.2017
施工周期： 07.2017 – 11.2017
摄影师: Eiichi Kano
Project Name: OTA FINE ARTS Gallery in Shanghai
Project Location: West Bund Culture & Art Pilot Zone, Shanghai, China
Element: Public Cultural Building
Architects: Shuhei Aoyama，Yoko Fujii, Yujia Yang / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio
Client: OTA FINE ARTS
Size: Two Floors
Site: Area 286.53 ㎡
Building Area: 242.56 ㎡
Design Period: 02.2017-07.2017
Construction Period: 07.2017-11.2017
Photography Credit: Eiichi Kano
Structure: Reinforced concrete frame structure
External facade material: White clay brick
Floor material: Concrete floor / Oak floor
Wall material: White latex paint / Gray latex paint / White oak solid wood Boards/ Paint glass
Furniture Material: Oak finish/ White oak solid wood Boards /Cement
Door material: White stoving varnish/ Color laminated glass / Oak finish /Vibration stainless steel
Window: Tempered laminated glass