▼项目外观，external view of the building
Located close to Chongqing Central Park.Architectural design reinterprets traditional space essence in modern language. Generally, it follows traditional space layout featuring axial symmetry, front hall and backyard and multiple courtyards. Walls, columns and eaves are used to create courtyards and enframed scenery in different sizes and levels of openness.
▼主楼建筑遵循轴线对称，the main building was arranged along the axis
▼主楼三面环水，the main building was surrounded by water pond
The front hall is two-storey exhibition space that comes with three exhibition halls connecting each other and a cozy reception room. The main building faces public space of the city: large metal mesh and glass are used to give an air of artistic mystery; the private space of the garth is furnished with a 8.6-m-tall glass to show complete openness.
▼主楼朝向内院的开放界面，glazed facade facing the inner courtyard
There is a veranda with overhanging eaves in the backyard to make a spiritual home with “the four waters returning to the hall”. Semi-outdoor corridor in unregular size offers possibilities of transportation, socializing and relaxation, etc. In the center of the garth stands a huge bonsai of three pine trees. Large overhanging eaves enframe the sky for people roaming along the veranda, and depict a tranquil picture of pine trees and rocks for those meditating indoors.
▼后院，中心设有以三棵松树为主题的巨大盆景，backyard with a huge bonsai of three pine trees in the center
The veranda becomes a boundless and natural extension from indoors to outdoors, from building to landscape through extended glass, large-sized grey space and bonsai-featured garth. The designer divides large overhanging eaves into flat roof and pitched roof so as to deliver comfortable space experience. Internally, the suspended ceiling of flat roof is butted together with indoor space to weaken the bounds between indoor and outdoor spaces; externally, the suspended ceiling eave of pitched roof is made slightly low to enframe garth landscape from indoors.
▼平屋面与坡屋面结合弱化室内外界限，combination of flat and pitched roofs blurred the boundary between interior and exterior
The façade is designed purely according to the principle of “line, surface, volume”: solid columns and eave lines make the building look tall; metal texture and transparent glass weave a delicate appearance; lines and surfaces work together to deliver a simple yet forceful volume. The flexibility of modern building is presented in a soft-hard and virtual-real manner.
▼建筑体量由简洁的线、面构成，the architectural volume was composed of pure line and surface
Metal lines of outer contour are all custom products: columns, eaves, waistlines, bottom edges and door pockets. Custom-made metal sections bring out a forceful yet simple design. Detailed design in joints shows designers’ close attention paid to user experience as we;; as builders’ sophisticated craftsmanship.
▼外轮廓采用金属制品收边，outer contour was made by metal products
The main building is surrounded by waters on three sides. Lines in inverted triangle are designed where the external wall bottom and water surface meet to support the main building and create an “overhanging” visual effect. Columns of outer frame are erected into water; the part above water is externally decorated with aluminum sheet while that beneath water with stainless steel sheet. As ripples vary, stainless steel sheet reflects light onto the building.
▼楼梯仿佛浮在水面上，the building looked as if floating on the water
The façade of main building comes with 4500 Y-shaped three-dimensional elements to form a huge metal net. Y-shaped elements are totally man-made, and 1.2mm*2.4m plate is pre-fabricated in the factory, cut and installed on the site. Lighting system is installed above and below the metal net, so soft light comes out of triangular holes at night to make the net look totally different in the daytime.
▼主楼金属编织立面细部，details of the interweaved metal facade
As an important part of façade design, the suspended ceiling works to set limit on space through space division. Many super-sized plates are used for the suspended ceiling of garth veranda, and each plate is 3 meters long and 2.3 meters wide (max.). 30mm-thick stainless steel bars are put between aluminum plates. As super-sized plates and complex details present challenges for flatness during the construction, thickened plates, increased keel density and on-site repeated adjustments are done to achieve desired flatness at length.
▼吊顶细部，details of the ceiling
On one hand, existing techniques add details to simple design. On the other hand, rational deconstruction and restructuring makes complex design clearly presented. The large overhanging eave of the garth surrounded on three sides is separated from the main building. As the eave is complex in structure and layer, double-pitch roof, suspended ceiling of flat roof, suspended ceiling of pitched roof, eave lines and other elements are disintegrated and integrated in façade design to dovetail with the design logic of “forms reflect the structure”.
▼整体鸟瞰，aerial view of the project
The centerpiece of the project is the artistic space consisting of building, landscape and indoor elements. In this centerpiece, “building is the paper while landscape the pencil”. That is, spaces differ as viewing locations and sunlight vary, which brings an extraordinary visual experience. So it is the most charming artwork of Emerald Park.
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
▼金属表皮分解示意图及细部，exploded diagram of the metal facade and details
项目设计 & 完成年份：2018.12
室内设计：于舍 YU STUDIO”
2. 上海亚巨石材有限公司+ 石材
3. 上海皓晶玻璃制品有限公司 + 玻璃
Project Name: Vanke Emerald Park
Design: Lacime Architects
Contact E-mail: L381282342@163.com
Design Year & Completion Year: 2018.12
Chief Architect: Ren Zhiguo
Design Team: Yang Yong, Zhang Lu, Fu Xueqing
Gross Built Area (square meters): 2728㎡
Photo Credits: XingzhiArchitecture
Landscape Design: Beijing chuangyi shance landscape design co. LTD
Interior Design: YU STUDIO
Brands / Products used in the projrct: 1. French titanium zinc plate + titanium zinc plate
2. Shanghai yaju stone co., LTD. + stone
3. Shanghai haojing glass products co., LTD. + glass