The Xinsu Group Research and Development (hereinafter referred to as “R&D “) Center is the third project designed by Minax Architects for the same owner.In this design, we had the chance to grasp even more accurately the owner’s requests and taste , also combining the new building with the corporate culture. As the R&D center of the company, the building undertakes the technical research and development work of the whole group. Xinsu Group has just completed a new large-scale merger and acquisition. The R&D departments originally belonging to different companies must work together in this new R&D center. Therefore, achieving smooth communication between R&D personnel of different departments through harmonious coexistence of architecture, landscape and environment has become the focus of this design.
▼建筑外观，exterior view ©吴清山
▼主入口立面，entrance facade ©吴清山
The chairman of the group personally enjoys collecting rare trees. The site became a temporary nursery when it stood empty. The presence of these precious and ancient trees has become the starting point for the design of the building, which inevitably revolves around them.
▼建筑的生成围绕着既有的树木展开，the ancient trees became the starting point for the design of the building ©吴清山
▼建筑生成示意，building generation process
Three main volumes are arranged along the three sides of the site, which houses the laboratory, office and exhibition hall. The rectangular site is enclosed by the building to create a courtyard open to the city road. The four immovable trees are kept in place in the courtyard. Four small volumes of independent buildings are scattered throughout the courtyard, dividing the courtyard into multiple areas with different sense of scale. The winding pool water flows through the courtyard, connecting the outdoor space divided by the buildings.
▼从庭院望向建筑，view to the building from the courtyard ©吴清山
▼大厅中的钢制旋转楼梯， steel spiral staircase ©吴清山
▼展厅空间，exhibition hall ©吴清山
Above the courtyard, we set a pure white metal grid, like a cloud, floating between the courtyard and the trees. The grilles filter sunlight and bring even illumination, giving the courtyard a wonderful view between the outside and the inside.The tree becomes the most expressive element of the site, either penetrating through the clouds or spreading gracefully beneath them.When fog rises, space becomes mysterious and elegant. Wandering through the roof garden, you can see huge clouds floating among the trees. When the leaves are blowing in the wind, the shadow moving through the clouds. People who work here can take a break from their tense desks at any time and immerse themselves in the tranquil natural changes.
▼庭院上空设置了一片纯白色的金属格栅，a pure white metal grid floats above the courtyard like a cloud ©吴清山
▼介于室外和室内的奇妙景观，an impressive atmosphere balancing between indoor and outdoor ©吴清山
▼自然与人工偶合的诗意，a poetic combination of nature and artificial landscape ©吴清山
▼金属格栅细部，detailed view of the metal grid ©吴清山
▼屋顶花园，roof garden ©吴清山
Rational and rigorous architecture presents a poetic combination of nature and artificial in the courtyard. The landscape of the courtyard changes with the seasons, The light passing trough the clouds gently outlines the architectural features and soon fades away.
▼庭院概览，overview of the courtyard ©吴清山
▼展厅外观夜景，exhibition night view ©吴清山
▼首层平面图，plan level 1
▼二层平面图，plan level 2
项目设计 & 完成年份：2015年设计，2018年完成
设计团队：刘丽、梁丁鹏、黄聪毅、刘志睿、王丹、徐倩、Sara Gimenez Espejo、Bai Stefano
1. 斯米克 / 大理石系列瓷砖
2. 大金 / VRVX-7系列空调
3. GCOTTO / 米黄色陶板