Quanzhou Vanke “Tang” Town has achieved a good balance between the preservation of industrial sites and the activation of commercial atmosphere, and at the same time evoked the emotional memories of the local residents in Quanzhou.
历史背景 | Historical background
Quanzhou is the starting point of the ancient “Silk Road on the Sea”. In the Song and Yuan Dynasties, Quanzhou Erythrina Port was praised as “the largest port in the world” by Marco Polo, a world famous Traveler in the Middle Ages, as well as Alexandria Port in Egypt. The urban area is divided into old and new urban areas, which retain a large number of ancient buildings with the style of southern Fujian, Islam, Arabia and Europe. Quanzhou is known as a “red city at first sight”. The ancient city area presents the characteristics of red brick, which is very spectacular. A variety of well-preserved ancient buildings often appear in the streets and lanes.
▼俯瞰泉州，aerial view of Quanzhou city ©网络
Overseas Chinese Sugar Factory has a long historical background, has a certain influence in Quanzhou, was the pillar industry of Fujian economy, and its output value accounts for one third of the whole Quanzhou. Before the renovation, the old buildings in the factory area were well preserved, with a certain scale, mostly high-rise space. Among them, there were some special structures such as crane Gallery of land and water wharf, original trees were retained in the site, and some banyan trees over one hundred years old. The west side of the project is adjacent to Panshan, only one way away from Jinjiang River, with a unique landscape advantage.
▼项目鸟瞰，project aerial view
设计说明 | Project Design Description
The design concept of cnS is based on the three basic functions of linking the old sugar factory reserved area, skirt garage and platform corridor. Under the principle of retaining the space texture of the original factory area, the new building and the old building coexist precisely and harmoniously to create a comfortable consumption scene. The core reserve area is centered on a traditional stone construction “factory director’s office”, combined with the boundary of the parking lot in the newly built residential area, and ingeniously creates a concave and convex business interface by “adding small courtyards”. In space design, through the means of inserting, deriving and looking at each other, the lost vitality of industrial sites can be rebuilt.
▼核心保留区以一座传统石材建造的“厂长办公室”为中心，the core reserve area is centered on a traditional stone construction “factory director’s office”
▼通过“增加小院子”的方式，打造凹凸不一的商业界面，to create a concave and convex business interface by “adding small courtyards”
Walking inside Vanke “Tang” Town with moving line sees different moments. We can see the nested relationship of many small courtyards through the space. When walking in the courtyard, sometimes in the courtyard, sometimes out of the courtyard, the active interaction space created by combining leisure stage with being seen makes the whole experience level rich and interesting.
▼层次丰富的动线，a multi-layered circulation
At the same time, the designer retained the gallery elements that used to transport sugarcane (raw materials for sugar making) to bridge the huge height difference between Binjiang Road and the site, emphasized the axis relationship between the main business halls and tour routes, clarified the entry order of the main square space, and also solved the space connection problem between residential and commercial areas.
▼原先用于运输的廊架被保留下来，the gallery elements that used to transport sugarcane are retained in the project
Old sugar factories originally grew a large number of mango trees. Designers kept them and replanted them to the right place according to the needs of spatial sequence. Old banyan trees with over-old trees took measures to preserve and protect them, so that they could continue to grow in situ and witness the story of Vanke “Tang” Town’s time.
▼建筑立面与葱郁的树木形成对话，the building facade dialogues with the lush green trees
The historic chimney preserved by the old sugar factory became the landmark of Vankori. The owner spent a lot of money to move the chimney intact to the existing position. In the middle, because of a small episode: the chimney fell down unexpectedly and was broken, the owner spared no expense to repair it carefully, so that the public could see its original grandeur.
▼老糖厂历史悠久的烟囱，the historic chimney from the old sugar factory
Complex “bricklaying method” reflects the ingenuity and ingenuity of the designer. The designer designs three-dimensional geometric facades of different shapes by changing the direction of bricks and hollow-out masonry design, taking into account indoor lighting while maintaining the unity of facade elements. The north and south sides of sugar mills are covered by high-rise buildings, and the East-West sunshine brings beautiful changes of light and shadow. Every morning or evening, the hollow walls reflect mottled shadows, triggering endless nostalgia.
▼以“砖砌法”构建的立面，the facade constructed with a “bricklaying method”
▼砖块方向的变换和镂空的设计形成不同造型的立体几何立面，the three-dimensional geometric facades of different shapes built by changing the direction of bricks and hollow-out masonry design
▼场地剖面透视图，sectional perspective of the site