Y20 SPACE 位于著名的杭州西溪湿地·洪园景区，这里有着独特而迷人的自然风光和深厚的历史文化，该片区更是吸引了众多中小型企业进驻，如投资公司、互联网公司，甚至许多初创型企业小团队。其业主爱财科技当初找到我们，已不仅仅只是将此作为其企业的独立办公空间，更多的是希望打造一个集办公、商务会谈、休闲、路演及展示、甚至办公孵化为一体的多元化第三空间场所。
Y20 SPACE is located in the Hongyuan Park inside of the famous Hangzhou XiXi Wetland and surrounded by charming natural scenery and profound historical culture. This area is attracting a large number of small and medium enterprises, such as investment companies, Internet Co, and many start-up companies. When the owner AIcai Technology found us, they did not just want a work place, but more to create a space for office work, business conference, activities, presentations and exhibitions.
▼建筑外观，external view of the building
After we learnt our customer’s demand, we have carried out the overall design of the space from the point of view of the positioning and functional requirements of the whole building. The original building is more like a sculpture, standing in the XiXi Wetland scenic spot for people to see. Our design challenge is to through our design idea we create an atmosphere like WEWORK, make a difference from the traditional work space in the neighborhood, meanwhile we had to think how to create an attractive experience in this shared business space.
▼建筑外观，external view of the building
The landscape of the original main entrance of the building is very good, so we changed it into sunken yard. With the surrounding white wall, it becomes a great place for people to spend their leisure time and enjoy the views of the landscape. The transparent glass wall makes the indoor space bright and brings an open vision for the people inside of the building. The white exterior wall, the red seats, the light solid wood, the cement, and the plants bring a concept of the modern simplicity.
▼入口处设有下沉庭院，sunken yard at the entrance
We made a whole new entrance to the side of the building and made it like a channel as we wanted to convey a ritual sense of space, create a time tunnel feeling. Walking though the channel we can see an open interior space which brings a strong contrast between the narrow entrance and the open bright interior space.
▼从侧面通道进入宽敞的入口休闲区，enter the spacious entrance lounge through a side path
▼入口休闲区，采用下沉的形式，木材及嵌入式壁炉带来温馨的感觉，warm sunken chatting area composed of wooden material and fireplace
Mix the indoor and outdoor space
The whole construction is slightly thick, so we use white as its main tone for the indoor space and used a lot of wood as the main material for interior decoration to create a sense of lightness. The original building itself is like a letter Y, so the streamline of the indoor space is designed to act in coordination with the building. The gray color and the original cement make the space simple and pure.
▼Y型空间流线，灰白为主的材料给人以纯粹质朴的感觉，Y-shaped circulation in grey and white tones, creating a simple and pure space
Due to the limitations of the construction some parts of the interior space are relatively narrow and lack sun light. We changed some walls into glass so we could make a connection between the indoor space and the outdoor environment and bring an open view for the people inside. Also we used a lot natural material to make the interior space a extension of the outdoor environment so people here can feel the seasons change.
▼狭长的流线尽头采用玻璃幕墙，连结室内外景观，让视线更为开阔，glass curtain walls combined the interior space with the outdoor environment, providing an extended vision
We think that design is not a skill, but a sense of perception and insight that captures the nature of things. The main concern is not the form, the space or the image, but the users’ experience. Space is invisible but it is as rich as life and full of dynamic just like breeze, you cant see it but you can always feel it. This is a kind of new work environment experience that we always want to bring to people.
▼夹层休闲区（左）/ 二层阶梯教室（右），bar on the mezzanine (left) / stepped lecture room on the second floor (right)
Details of the space
The whole space of the building is very high, so the echo is too loud. We used sound-absorbing walls to make the space less noisy so people can avoid discomfort caused by the echo or resonate during the daily activities. We also preserved some space in the window area that is convenient and flexible for the future demand.
▼墙面采用吸音材料，sound-absorbing walls are used to lessen the noise
The holes in the original building wall are well preserved. They are the windows to the beautiful views, just like eyes are the window of the soul.
The sunken chatting area makes the visual level closer to the nature when you look at the outside landscape. And the fireplace brings warmth to the space.
▼与室外环境融合的洽谈空间，chatting space merged with the outdoor envrionment
Y 20 SPACE 在我们看来，它拥有自然赐予的一种与生俱来的气质，静谧而温暖，让对方进入到既定的世界里，自己去发现，去探知。
We see a quiet and warm atmosphere in Y 20 Space like a natural gift to let people inside explore and seek.
▼宁静，独特的体验，tranquil and unique experience
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
Type：Office Space transformation
Client：Hangzhou Aicai Network Technology Co., Ltd
Lead Designer：Leo Hu
Team member：Xingbo Ying
Construction: Hangzhou Jiechuang Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.
Photo credits：Qiang Shen