该项目位于上海南外滩货运码头区，1930 年代，曾属青帮大亨黄金荣的“新昌仓库”。原始空间屋架的纵向尺度极大，由两个近 10 米高的平行双坡构成。屋架的跨度为 12m，由一系列的钢木混合桁架组成。改造意图与在新的空间场景中自然而然地强化原始留存的构件，基于此，将灵活的功能性注入到这个空间，为多变的工作模式和活动提供可能。
Located at Shanghai’s South Bund historic dockyards, the co-work loft was converted from part of a 1930s warehouse building previously owned by Huang Jinrong, once a tycoon of the notorious Green Gang. The original space offers a pitched high ceiling up to almost 10m under two parallel gables. Each gable spans 12m, featuring a series of wood and steel combination trusses. The renovation approach is driven by the idea that the existing components should be well exhibited and reinforced in their new spatial context, where functionality and flexibility are instilled to accommodate a shifting workforce and a diverse program of events.
▼屋架的跨度为 12m，由一系列的钢木混合桁架组成，each gable spans 12m, featuring a series of wood and steel combination trusses
在尽可能少的操作同时，我们进行了两方面的设计策略。首先，原始 L 型的平面被重新组织为哑铃状，朝向江景且靠近入口楼梯的一侧作为活动空间，后侧则为开场办公区。连接公共区域和工作区域的是一条走廊。走廊两边分别是一些小办公室及一个全透明的会议室。其次，在剖面上随着走廊的展开，不同形式的吊顶被用于各个部分。一方面，策略性的将机电系统隐藏起来。另一方面，光影关系随不同的时节更替而变换。
Without taking any disruptive action, we approach this setting with a two-pronged strategy. First, the original L- shaped plan was reconfigured into a dumbbell, with one end facing the river serves as an event space, whereas an open-plan workspace takes up the other end. In-between, a corridor runs through the whole space, programmatically connecting the front and the rear. Lining this corridor are enclosed offices and a glassed conference room. Secondly, as the corridor unfolds, various forms of suspended ceiling have been explored in each cross section, on one hand to strategically keep all the MEP equipment behind the scenes, on the other, to create divergent patterns of light and shadow that vary with time of day and seasons of the year.
▼入口接待区及公共空间，reception and event area
The corridor also employs the Venturi Effect on purpose, where the wind velocity increases as the cross sectional area decreases. In the summer, the breeze from the river is converged at the corridor and can reach all the way down to the workspace, meanwhile the high ceiling allows the heat to accumulate at the top and ventilated through the clerestories, thus providing convective cooling. It’s analogous to those passing breezes you’d catch in Shanghai’s old Shikumen Lanes, known by the locals as “Chuang-Tang-Feng”.
▼走廊上方特意保留的高度和排气扇，使得热空气上升后就可以立刻排出室外， the high ceiling allows the heat to accumulate at the top and ventilated through the clerestories
▼走廊两边分别是一些小办公室及一个全透明的会议室，lining this corridor are enclosed offices and a glassed conference room
In another dimension, the use of add-on materials has been minimized. The ceiling’s worn finish is left as it was. The decaying timber posts and corbels have been gently cleaned and treated. The original wide plank flooring is kept and repaired despite its irregular surface, which has been resolved by attaching levelers to the bespoke desks. All walls are finished in whitewash, not as homage to high modernism, but more like the museum walls that serve as a muted backdrop, to bring the weathered, unfinished floor and ceiling to the foreground.
▼所有的墙面刷白， all walls are finished in whitewash
▼保留了表面磨损的屋面板，the ceiling’s worn finish is left as it was
As a whole, the design respects and celebrates the weathering of architecture – the constant refinishing of the building by natural forces, which makes the final state of the building necessarily indefinite. In such inexpensive and low-tech environment, we try to create a raw and austere aesthetic not dissimilar to the original warehouse.
建筑面积: 960 m2
Project name: Waima Road Xinchang Warehouse Renovation
Location: Waima Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai
Building Area: 960 m2
Design Stage: 2014.02-2014.12
Construction Stage: 2014.04-2014.12
Partners in Charge: MA Yuanrong, SHUI Yanfei, SU Yichi
Project Team: CHEN Hao, ZHANG Zhengfeng, ZHU Ying
Photo credits: CHEN Hao