2016年，Wutopia lab 受泉州古城新门文旅产业有限公司委托将位于泉州新门街的蔬菜公司和边上废弃的公共厕所改建成一个金色大幕下的联合办公和民宿的综合体。项目于2019年中揭幕，展示一种新的城市更新的策略。
In 2016 , Wutopia lab was commissioned by Quanzhou Ancient City Xinmen Culture & Travel Co., Ltd. to transform a vegetable market and the affiliated public toilet located on Xinmen Street into a complex of co-working space and guesthouse. The project covered by a golden proscenium was unveiled in mid- 2019 showing a new urban renewal strategy.
▼项目鸟瞰图，bird-eye’s view of the project
When the old city is unable to be demolished as a whole, whether to tear down and redevelop or move the residents out and preserve the old city is not working, micro-renovation might be the best choice for the situation, the micro-renovation pieces is embedded in the preserved architecture and residents’ daily life. In the old city reconstruction projects, the architect not only need to clarify the planned boundary line should also find out the boundary in the residents’ heart, in order to reduce disputes. How to get the understanding of the aborigines, response to the ancient city context and effectively activate these spaces, which has become a challenge for clients and designers.
▼项目鸟瞰图，bird-eye’s view of the project
The buildings on Xinmen Street show the specific character of old cities, fragmentation and clutter, the buildings are of various ages, some are illegal construction while others are in archaize facades. But it also presents an abundant urban texture and experience. The site we are going to rebuild is in a chaotic condition. The open space between the north side of the vegetable market and the residential building belongs to the vegetable market company but has been used by the surrounding residents for parking and stacking debris due to unmanned management.
▼项目俯视图，top view of the project
▼轴测图，用一个完整的形式将蔬菜公司和公厕的连续面统一起来，the axon, integrating the continuous surface of the vegetable market and the public toilet in a complete form
Since the surrounding is messy, over project can be neat. I decided to make effective use of the continuous surface of the vegetable market and the public toilet, which is 136 meters long. Integrate them in a complete form, containing different parts, while the continuity and unity of the facade form a controlled expression in the scattered old city.
▼项目外观局部，具有连续性和统一性的黄色立面在零散的旧城中形成控制性的表达，partial exterior view of the project, the continuity and unity of the yellow facade form a controlled expression in the scattered old city
▼立面幕墙板块分析图，diagram of the facade panels
The architect was inspired by Fu Jian grand wedding ceremony, we chose the gold perforated aluminum as façade, gold can well express once glorious history of the Far East port of Quanzhou and effectively occupy strategic pass Xinmen Street.
▼项目外观局部，选用金色的穿孔铝板作为立面，partial exterior view of the project with the gold perforated aluminum as façade
▼项目外观局部，立面形成泉州的市花刺桐花的图案，partial exterior view of the project, the facade forms the patterns of the thorn which is the flower of Quanzhou
We changed the public toilet to guesthouse, and did not make too much modification on the facade, retaining the original distinctive window, only reinforcing the structure and painting the exterior wall. The golden curtain took over its prominent position on the corner of the street, and it was modestly hidden behind it. The vegetable market was converted into a co-working space. We did not change the original design facing the side of the residential building. Halfway through the construction, the antique façade with steel structure is a result of iterative construction. My strategy is to invest limited funds to the controlling facade, it retains the antique facade.
▼街角外观，exterior view of the project on the corner of the street
▼街角位置的金色大幕，the golden curtain on the corner of the street
We covered the open space with yellow asphalt, connecting the yellow floor of the room, responding to the gold of the facade and defining the boundaries of the design.
▼项目外观局部，金色幕墙与建筑玻璃外墙之间的空地采用黄色沥青铺地，partial exterior view of the project, the open space between the golden curtain and the glass facade of the building is covered with yellow asphalt
▼项目室内局部，室内铺设黄色地坪，partial interior view of the project with the yellow floor of the room
In the evening, the golden color abdication to the veil is generally translucent curtain, thorn, the flower of Quanzhou, blooms quietly on this curtain.
▼项目鸟瞰夜景，bird-eye’s view of the project at night
▼项目夜景，金色幕墙变成面纱一般半透明的帷幕，night view of the project, the golden curtain becomes the translucent curtain like the veil
▼项目沿街立面夜景，street view at night
On August 2019, the golden proscenium finally opened in Quanzhou. It is a declaration that architects can cut into the old city with precision scalpels and present the possibilities of the future of the old city in a simple and powerful way. It is also a declaration of the developer, a micro-renovation based on local emotions can be announced in a dramatic way. It is also the declaration of Quanzhou, the old city can have a way of iterative development besides demolition. The old city can be reborn at last.
▼街角处的项目外观夜景，night view of the project on the corner of the street
▼街角处的项目外观夜景，泉州的市花刺桐花绽放在帷幕之上，night view of the project on the corner of the street, the flower of Quanzhou blooms on the curtain
▼金色幕墙细节，the details of the golden curtain
Project Name: Renovation of Quanzhou Xinmen Street Vegetable Market
Design Firm: Wutopia Lab
Chief Architect: YU Ting
Project Architect: DAI Xinyang
Design team: Architect Bob Hu
Construction Drawing: Fujian Zhongjing Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd
Curtain Wall: Zhongxing Lianfeng Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Photography: CreatAR Images
Client: Quanzhou Ancient City Xinmen Culture & Travel Co., Ltd.
Address: Xinmen Street, Quanzhou, China
Area: 2098 sqm
Project year: 2019.08