在长三角一体化的大背景下， 苏州各区新城的生活也随产业布局被分割成不同的区域，而太湖新城作为最新的开发区域，多元文化与基础设施的升级必然是区域的发展趋势。苏州湾体育公园位于太湖新城的核心-东太湖生态旅游度假区内， 公园内有花海、步道、池塘、球场，树木繁茂， 是旅游度假、户外休闲、运动健身的好去处。体育公园位置优越，西临太湖， 北侧高架连接苏州市区及上海，南接浙江，不仅为周边居民提供舒适的交流场所，更吸引了诸多周边城市来客。 项目坐落于体育公园中， 临近公园网球场和篮球场，绿荫环绕，作为公园的休闲配套为周边服务。
▼大厅外，Outdoor Space ©徐英达
In the context of the integration of the Yangtze River Delta, the life of the new districts of Suzhou is differentiated by different industrial layout. Suzhou Bay Sports Park is located in the core area of the Taihu New City- East Taihu Eco-Tourism Resort. It is a good place for tourism, outdoor recreation, sports and fitness, a sea of flowers, trails, ponds, courts, and luxuriant trees. The sport park is well located, with Taihu Lake in the west, an elevated bridge connecting Suzhou city area and Shanghai to the north, and Zhejiang in the south. It provides a comfortable place for communication between the surrounding residents and attracts visitors from many surrounding cities. The project is located in the sports park, adjacent to the tennis court and basketball court, surrounded by greenery, serving as the park’s leisure facilities for the neighborhoods.
▼远景，湖边镜面反射夕阳，Distanced view, the mirror reflects the sunset ©徐英达
Thinking from the perspective of a new city, the necessary leisure facility in the park can create more possibilities and imagination. Served as this supporting architecture closely related to the public in the park, it still satisfies the basic functional requirements, and its future possibilities will also be improved from this level. This improvement expresses the tone, care, and development attitude and positioning of the city.
▼花海角度，Flower Sea View ©徐英达
The designers aim to create a creative building on the edge of Taihu Lake, which can become a regional landmark of the park, designing simply and improving the public city space experience. Additionally, people can feel relaxed in the park, and the building can be blended into the environment as much as possible.
▼分解轴侧图，Exploded axonometric © 平介设计
项目原是公园内的一处木质剪力墙结构的配套用房。 作为太湖新城的核心， 公园希望通过对原有建筑的改造，给予周边居民及外来游客服务的休闲聚集点。不论是在挥洒过汗水的运动后，还是在滨水漫步的午后，都可以在此休憩、用餐和聚会。形体的设计基于原有木制建筑的结构，错落穿插的体块生成了丰富的内部空间。白色的穿孔板与大面积的落地玻璃也被运用于设计中，形成了对内和对外两个不同的立面，一面朝向太湖，反射的效果令这个体量不大的建筑充分融入周围环境，让建筑映射人和城市的表情。一面朝向球场形成庭院，同时与公园以及场地建立紧密的关系。
The project was originally a supporting house with a wooden shear wall structure in the park. As the core area of Taihu New Town, the park hopes to provide a leisure meeting point for the surrounding residents and tourists by the renovation of the original building. People can rest and drink here, after exercising or an afternoon wandering along the waterfront. The design of the shape is based on the original wooden structure, and the interspersed blocks create rich internal space.White perforated panels and large-area glasses are also used in the design, forming two different facades, both internally and externally. One side faces Taihu Lake, and the reflection effect makes the small building fully integrated into the surrounding environment. The other side faces the court to form a courtyard and establishes a close relationship with the park and the site.
▼草地外景，Grassland View ©徐英达
▼外立面日景，Daytime Façade ©徐英达
On a sunny day, or when the sun is setting, the single-lens surface glasses make the building shine like a pearl on the grass by the lake, which reflects the sky, clouds, flowers, and pedestrians. At night, the house is lightened, which becomes a unique detached house bar by the lake.
▼镜面立面，Mirror Facade ©徐英达
The round-shaped courtyard patterns and the spherical metal sculpture serve for the simple main entrance, which fits the theme of the LIM coffee brand. Apart from enjoying the delicious food, people can take ins-style photos here. Large white perforated aluminum panels provide a bright and relaxed feeling, leading people into the café.
▼室外座椅，Outdoor seating ©徐英达
The ground floor contains flexible and exciting open space, private rooms of different scales, and supporting kitchen and logistics space. The second floor is used as a flexible space for various activities. In the lobby, the white wavy ceilings designed with original wooden beams are playfully hung upside down from the ceiling, reflecting the sky and clouds outside the window, creating a picture-in-picture. The light is laid out from the hanging film, concisely and elegantly, creating an artistic atmosphere. Comfortable furniture and carpets enhance the quality of the space without losing a sense of elegance. Green plants are placed naturally and interestingly, decorating the pure white space.
▼一楼室内，First floor ©杨楠
▼细部，details ©lim cafe
“Architecture is frozen music, and music is fluid architecture.” a white-sculpture-feeling piano stands elegantly beside the spiral staircase in the sunken space. The music flowing out from the piano keys is filled with pure space, which attracts you to stop here. In addition, the private rooms of suitable size also provide guests with private area， with excellent quality. The concise line lights on the second floor outline the fully preserved sloping roof shape. The large glass area displays the beautiful scenery outside the window, enhancing the quality of the space.
▼通往二层的旋转楼梯，Spiral staircase connecting to the second floor ©lim cafe
▼二楼室内，Second floor ©lim cafe
The outdoor courtyard area is integrated into the natural green scene, shaped like the magical brushstrokes falling on the scrolls of the natural park, dizzy and connected. The circular outer pendulum and the bar respond to the site, presenting a picture of natural art, attracting people to stop. In the evening, pearl-like lighting decorates the darkness and brightens the courtyard. Enjoying the night view, people meet here and talk freely.
▼花海角度，Flower sea view ©徐英达
In this era of rapid development, architectural design always pushes people into luxury buildings, escaping from the outside and enter into our small world as soon as possible. So, is it necessary to create a medium that can attract people to leave their own space and meet, communicate, and interact in the city? Although the design based on the original structure cannot achieve the best demonstration effect of a park, we do not regret trying, which is also a compromise to the project development costs and time. As a supporting building for the city park, LIM Café hopes to create a park meeting point for the public with its elegant elevation design and attractive internal space, enhancing the interaction between people, creating more possibilities. Aside from the rippling water of Taihu Lake and lush green forests, LIM Café is located on one corner of Suzhou Wujiang Ecology Sports Park. It is a pleasure to meet with friends here and enjoy the flowers, wondering, watching the lake and exercising.
▼冬季外景，Winter exterior ©杨楠
▼外立面夜景，Nighttime façade ©徐英达
▼一层平面图，Ground floor plan ©平介设计
▼二层平面图，First floor plan ©平介设计
▼剖面图，Section © 平介设计
Project Name: Suzhou Bay Sports Park supporting building- LIM Café
Design: Parallect Design (Suzhou)
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design year & Completion Year: 2020,2021.
Design Team：Nan Yang, Xiangdong Xiao, Enzhu Wang
Structure Design: Shanghai Hengtai Architecture Design Co.LTD
Soft Furnishing Design: FINE MORE DESIGN CO. LTD
Project Location: Suzhou Bay Sports Park, Wujiang District, Suzhou City
Area (square meters): 600m2
Photo credits: Yingda. Xu; LIM Café; Nan. Yang
Clients: LIM Café; Suzhou BuiltopGroup Co.LTD