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文化礼堂 | Cultural Auditorium
One Design has been committed to create a public space integrating architecture to the landscape. In 2019, we accepted the invitation from the People’s Government of Pengjie Town, Luqiao District, Taizhou City to preside over the renovation of the public architectures in Xiaowufen Village, a typical village in southeast China.
As the heart of the local village culture, the village hall is the symbol of the local culture and spirit. Due to the time limit during the construction of the old building, a thurouly mining to the characteristics of the local culture was absent. To renovate it just like a journey to discover and reinforce the culture of the old village rather than to restore a building or a piece of landscape.
The impression of the waterside arise the villiager’s memory: as warm as the old house in the front of the village in their childhood
An elegant new look at the entrance of the village: a rural settlement under a stream shape roof
▼一体化的营造策略：复合型的场所空间，Integrated construction strategy: complex space design ©直译建筑摄影
文化挖掘 | Cultural mining
▼体量生成，Form generation ©园·舍建筑景观
▼场地平面图，Site plan ©园·舍建筑景观
Xiaowufen Village locates in Pengjie Town, Taizhou. According to words passed down, once there were five families came here and settled down, their offsprings flourished and form the village. The village was named after this story. The name was carried down to Today. Rather than adopting the conventional one bay arrangement for village halls in this area, at the beginning of the design, the team dug deep into the root of the village name “wufen”, and divided the whole architecture into five bays, so as to coordinate the small scale of the surrounding buildings and formed five buildings scattered along the street.
Impression towards Wu Fen: Five families have settled down to form an image along the street
场地&功能 | Venue & function
The site is in the shape of “L” and stretches on one side by the river. The design uses this feature to stretch and place the entrance hall/stairs/passage hall and interactive space accordingly, covering by the flowing and elegant curved veranda, this place would become the spiritual fortress of the entire site.
▼曲线流动与方正错落的戏剧性空间，A dramatic space of flow curves and square lines ©直译建筑摄影
Functionally, the building is divided into three parts, the multifunctional auditorium sit in the middle, the community services and the villager committee office locate on both sides. A variety of functions are integrated in buildings under a same eave. There are spaces for celebrations and ceremonies during festivals, a stage, ancestral hall, banquet hall, and a space for villager service used by the village committee in free times. Compared to the other village halls which are rigid and usually out of use for the most of the time in Zhejiang, it has became a “rural cultural complex” that actually integrates multiple life scenes. A diverse rural settlement life is constructed under the flowing like roof.
▼入口穿堂的游与憩，Recreation and rest at the entrance ©直译建筑摄影
▼对望的村落与游廊，Opposite village and veranda ©直译建筑摄影
材料&构造 | Material & structure
The “village cultural complex” uses local vernacular stone as its walls, traditional wooden finishes as windows, and is covered with modern steam shape steel roofs and transparent glass. It explores the locality through a method of drifting away from traditional and modern styles to study the possibility of modernizing rural architectures.
▼选用的乡土石材与村落趋近协调，The selected vernacular stone and the village are close and harmony ©直译建筑摄影
实践&探索 | Practice & exploration
The rise of rural construction projects is a reflection on a series of problems brought about by urbanization. As the practice of acupuncture and moxibustion in the rural construction project, the village hall has the meaning: by redefining rural spiritual places such as the “cultural auditorium”, it redraws a splendid vision of a beautiful rural life, and awakens people’s changes in the concept of urban and rural return.
Regional cultural architecture is an area that the team has been exploring in practice in recent years. The contradictory characteristics of this kind of project itself can provide a stage for the dramatic results of the project. Tradition and modernity, flow and foursqure, when architecture is telling stories, the team is exploring the way forward and heading on the road of future creation.
▼夜幕中的礼堂，Village hall in the night ©直译建筑摄影
▼一层平面图，first floor plan ©园·舍建筑景观
▼二层和三层平面图，second & third floor plan ©园·舍建筑景观
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