Shanghai Guangfulin Cultural Site, which is called “the root of Shanghai”, is the most valuable ancient cultural site for protection and development with the most abundant content among the sites in Shanghai that have been discovered. The site proves that there are ancient inhabitants living on the land of Shanghai 5000 years ago to form a unique culture. It is a key cultural relics unit under State protection. The project of Shanghai Guangfulin Cultural Relics Exhibition Hall is located in the core area of Guangfulin Site Park. To its west is Guangfulin Site Protection Area, to its east an artificial landscape lake, and to its north is the resort hotel. To its south is the low-rise commercial street of the waterside town.
▼广富林遗址文化展示馆鸟瞰，aerial view of Shanghai Guangfulin Cultural Relics Exhibition Hall
The whole project is situated above the artificial lake surface. The three groups of buildings, namely the Cultural Exhibition Hall, the Cultural Performing Arts Center and the Cultural Exchange Center, form a north-south principal axis. The longitudinal axis of the overall layout runs through the three groups of buildings to form a continuous spatial sequence.The sequence of the three groups of buildings also symbolize the form of the three-door courtyard of the official Chinese building in the traditional Chinese architecture. No matter where you are in the building complex, you can feel the unique appeal of the space. The exterior image consists of three sets of large, sloping roofs floating on the surface of the water. The form of the two-sided roof and dome is inspired by the houses of the neolithic ancestors, and the details of the facades are integrated into the characteristics of traditional ancient buildings formed after the Tang and Song Dynasties in China. The whole building group is the central landscape of this site park.
▼文化展示馆、文化演艺中心、文化交流中心形成南北向的主轴线，Cultural Exhibition Hall, the Cultural Performing Arts Center and the Cultural Exchange Center form a north-south principal axis
The main pavillion and some supporting space are designed to be built underwater, effectively reduceing the volume of the ground building, and the scattered architectural community layout makes the whole building better integrated with the small-scale buildings of the surrounding waterside villages.
▼主要展馆及配套空间建于水下，main pavillion and some supporting space are designed to be built underwater
The interior space abstracts and interprets the interior space of China’s most traditional wood-framed buildings. The theme of the pavilion is “The Root of Shanghai, the Source of Shanghai”. People walk into the exhibition hall from the rotunda and gradually stepped into the water. The two sides of the winding footpath show the changes and development of the vicissitudes of life. With a series of classic scenes in line with the timeline, everyone can see the historical transformation of Shanghai from a primitive village, to ancient Guangfulin town, to Huating county, to Songjiang City, and finally to the metropolis of Shanghai over thousands of years.
▼游客从圆形大厅逐渐步入展厅及水下空间，visitors walk into the exhibition hall from the rotunda and gradually stepped into the water
▼圆形大厅内部，interior of the rotunda
After its completion, the project has become a new cultural landmark in Shanghai,receiving a large number of tourists from home and abroad every day.
▼建筑夜景，night scene of the buildings
▼从展示馆区域看向遗址保护区，view from the exhibition area to site protection area
▼展示馆东立面图，east facade of Cultural Exhibition Hall
▼展示馆西立面图，west facade of Cultural Exhibition Hall
▼演艺中心南立面，south facade of Cultural Performing Arts Center
▼演艺中心东立面，east facade of Cultural Performing Arts Center
▼交流中心西立面，west facade of Cultural Exchange Center
▼交流中心南立面，south facade of Cultural Exchange Center
▼展示馆剖面图，section of Cultural Exhibition Hall
Project Name: Shanghai Songjiang Guangfulin Site Cultural Exhibition Hall
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Architects: Hong Bin, Yang Mingjie
Design Team: Zhang Bo , Li Rong, Luo Baoying
Project address: Songjiang New City, Shanghai, China
Total Area: 40,073㎡
Photo credits: Zhang yong
Client: Shanghai Songjiang District Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and Television