设计构思 | Design ideas
This design takes the historical script of Peony Pavilion drama as the background, meanwhile, considers the director’s demand for drama arrangement to reflect the way that traditional materials are reproduced in contemporary cultural context. Therefore, taking “the new Chinese style” as the leading idea, consider how to evolve the traditional elements for today, to evoke memories of the past without losing the contemporary. As a connecting node from the modern city into the virtual performance park.
▼抚河沿岸场景，view from the river front
In the context of rapid change, we will selectively pick up mainstream and fundamental awareness and continue. Architecture as a medium to express the relationship between human and nature has not only been emphasized by the ancients, but also today we are still following and longing for it. In this desire, we re-recognize this medium and update them. As a long-established traditional architecture, wooden structural building and courtyard lifestyle, we can continue this memory in terms of structure and space today.
总体布局 | Overall layout
It’s the extension of the historical street of Wencangli, and next to the main road and Fu river and residence area. However, the whole performance park is quite excusive zone, which is fenced by walls and buildings from city. So the project is more like a packed gift of the city. In this site, different type of program can place themselves and demonstrate their own character.
▼东侧总体立面，east facade overall view
The architectural layout of the service centre is aimed at the spatial characteristics of the four main functional blocks (tourist centre, office, rehearsal hall and dormitory): the tourist centre is an open public space, the office is a closed public space, the dormitory is a closed private space, the rehearsal hall is kind of in-between space. we use tourist centre and dormitory and office to form an “U” shape layout in order to compose a courtyard kind of introversive space for rehearsal halls. At the same time, taking an account for the original preserved building, and the line of the view of the conference, which is a part of the office, is result in two spatial control lines of “U” and “I” shape.
▼东立面局部，east facade partial view
▼游客服务展厅，service center exhibition area
▼游客服务大厅，service center lobby area
▼服务大厅视野，view from the lobby
Under these two control lines, the visitor center is arranged in conjunction with the preserved building (museum) to connect the entrance square and the entrance of the performance park with a narrow exhibition corridor. The office part is next to exhibition corridor and set on the south side of the site so that the conference reception can get a better view. While the more intimate part – dormitory – is lined up with the north side. In the center of them, it’s a courtyard space which takes on the program of rehearsal, there are three free standing rehearsal halls.
▼排演厅内院场景，inner yard of the performance park
▼内院局部视角，partial view of the inner yard
结构设计概念 | Structure design concept
Based on the form of the traditional wood structure, the “Y” shape is evolved. The two type structure units are re-used to produce a unique feature to the design.
▼宿舍剖面模型，section model of the dormitory building
▼宿舍北立面局部，dormitory north facade
In the dormitory design, we use the traditional structure and the “Y” shape structure to create a honeycomb frame structure. We have four sets of dormitory space scattered on the honeycomb structure frame. Leaving a common space between these four parts as a transportation space.
▼宿舍一层屋面室外平台，outdoor terrace on the ground floor of dormitory
▼宿舍餐厅内景，canteen interior view
▼宿舍二层公共走廊内景，public corridor on the first floor of dormitory
In office design, we use the traditional structure and the “Y” shape structure to create a freer three-dimensional tree structure. The office space with different characteristics is distributed to different structural frameworks.
▼办公三层室外连廊，office open air corridor
▼办公北立面，office building north facade
▼办公西南立面，office building southwest facade
▼办公内廊，office internal corridor
▼办公北立面细部，office building north facade detailed view
▼抚河沿岸场景，view from the Fu River