Overview: As the exhibition center for the overall planning of the Super Headquarters Base in Shenzhen bay, the project is hoped to melt into the existing urban features with a peaceful and open attitude and reflect the future value of the district by endowing it with the white-jade-like image.
The Super Headquarters Base in Shenzhen Bay is a district of approximately 117.40 hectares in area and of 4.50-5.50 million square meters in total scale of construction, which is surrounded by Binhai Avenue, Shenwan 1st Rd., Shenwan 5th Rd., Baishi 3rd Rd. and Baishi Rd. The main function of buildings include headquarters office, high-end facilities for business and culture. It will turn into a new urban space that springs up in the bay area, as well as a world-class super CBD.The Exhibition Center is located at west side of the Headquarters Base, which is connected to a metro station and a bus terminal. Around it there are large residential communities, schools and shopping malls. It is close to Shenzhen Bay Park on the south. The client hopes to show the development in future of this district to the public with the first project in progress as an opportunity.
▼建筑夜景，External View at Night
It is a temporary building with a usage time of 3-5 years. After that ,the site will turn into a public green space. On conducting the presentation to public, the Exhibition Center needs to provide a more private space of business negotiation to the potential clients of the first project. The binary feature reflected by the reality also becomes the two kinds of relationships we try to explain in design: landscape and building, commonality and privacy. Meanwhile, the client also hopes to get involved in the prospect of the future city with traditional intention, and regain the humanistic spirit of urban life by the space intention of the Exhibition Center. This is also a time of introspection on construction of daily life space under the background of globalization.
▼漫反射超白u型玻璃，ultrawhite U-shape glass of diffuse reflection
The site is long and narrow from north to south, with the road on the west. Firstly we formulated a basic framework, that is to say, the land will be divided into two in the latitudinal direction. 2/3 of the area on the west will be designed as urban landscape with lawn, wading pool and gravels. People can frolic and relax here. On the west there are the main body of the building and the internal road. The building is designed into a strip form, which brings on the visual effect of “wall” rather than “volume”.and leads into a fuzzy state between the present and the future. This leaves a reasonable expectation for the urban space psychologically and the completed landscape also forms a foundation of sustainable utilization for the future. We make choice of the ultrawhite U-shape glass of diffuse reflection, which can produce subtle changes in different weather and different daylight. So is the waterscape on the ground. In the different luminous environment, a picture that follows natural transformation is made up of different degrees of reflection, refraction and transmission formed by buildings, sky and trees.
▼水景庭院，a water yard in the middle
In dealing with privacy, we introduce an east-west boundary which divides the building of the north-south direction into public and private parts. The foyer is built with two entrances both east and west. The eastern entrance faces private people and the western the public, which separately lead to two different passage halls and separate once again at the exit in order to effectively guarantee the independence of two parts. In the public area, besides the Exhibition Hall, there are an art gallery and a café to enrich the experience of space. The art gallery is set in space through the irregular uncategorized art show (such as furniture, photography, painting and others) and the fixed city planning show to make multiple imagination of future city life both rationally and emotionally. The cafe is to provide a necessary locale of exchange and relaxation to the visitors.
▼建筑展厅，Architecture Exhibition View
The building consists of a strip-like service space of about 130m in length and 8m in width and two exhibition halls as the “served space”. The service space contains an entrance hall, an art gallery, a teahouse, a negotiation area and others while the served space includes an exhibition hall of city planning for public exhibition and an show room of buildings for private clients. These two largest interior space are located at the west side of the service belt and separated in the north and south with a water yard in the middle.
We use different materials to two different spatial systems. The exhibition halls are wrapped by the ultrawhite U-shape glass of diffuse reflection, which bring the soft rays of light and a gentle sense of touch to the interior, while the service belt is made of the dark grey strip-type enameled glass. Both of them generate certain similarity and contrast in texture. A pine tree is planted in the water yard. The yard is moderately enclosed by the outside wall, that creates a quiet atmosphere for entry. The lane twhich is lower than the pool enables people to touch water at a comfortable height, which can once again evoke people’s sense of spatial sequence to walk into the building through the garden from the outside. The lower windows in interior space can filter the numerous and complicated city image around. We try to use simple material for wall and floor to create a peaceful space.
Project Name: The Exhibition Center of Super Headquarters Base in Shenzhen Bay
Location: The Super Headquarters Base in Shenzhen Bay
Structure: steel structure
Material: Ultrawhite U-shape glass, hollow double glazing, gulong gray stone, mirror-finished stainless steel and aluminum plate
Area: 2000 square meters
Design Cycle: 2015.12-2016.06
Construction Period: 2016.06-2016.10
Architects: Shenzhen Huahui Design Co., Ltd.
Team: Xiao Cheng, Yin Shibo and Mao Weiwei
Landscape Design: Beijing ChuangyiBest Landscape Design Co., Ltd.
Interior Design: Elevation Studio
Curtain Wall Consultant: PAG Facades
Photographs: Zhang Chao and Xiao Cheng