The project is up on the 4th floor of Building A and B in Zhongshan Cultural Industry Park that is lo-cated on Zhongshan 4th Road – a street known as the most beautiful street in the city of Chongqing. The aim of the project is to create a new office form that promotes interesting and diversified inter-actions while maintaining high spatial efficiency. The design is crafted based on our two definitions of what make co-working spaces viable: Firstly, it goes beyond a mere open space for sharing, but rather a coexistence of both public and private spaces: this includes fluid shared work-spaces, as well as enclosed individual offices, meeting rooms and reading quarters; secondly, co-working urg-es for a complex mix of spaces for serious work, relaxation and play: thus requiring standard offices where individuals work in sitting and standing formations, and free office configurations where peo-ple can work lying down.
▼两个相互对应的内建筑被置入，成为了整个办公空间之中的亭台楼榭，two complemen-tary pavilions are inserted into the office, strategically placed to formulate the center of attention
Based on these two principles, we try to reinterpret the Chinese Garden as a typology that effec-tively connects pathways with functional and leisure spaces, resulting in the concept of a SPACE WITHIN SPACE.
The two space in Building A and B treated as two gardens have distinctive characters and are connected by a glass skybridge. Mezzanine levels in the offices introduce a new dimension to the internal circulation, extending the office experience from two-dimensions to three dimensions. This way, the experience along the pathway interlacing these different spaces is filled with diverse views and encounters. The internal building is another key element. Two complemen-tary pavilions are inserted into the office, strategically placed to formulate the center of attention. These pavilions and the working space around form a dialogue between the “performer and specta-tor”. Sectionally, these two contrasting types of offices are placed in close proximity to one another so that users can easily switch between them. The open shared space, on the other hand, is designed as a giant multifunctional room that can accommodate functions like office, social, educa-tional or food activities.
▼夹层的设计，把原本二维的流线延展到了三维，mezzanine levels in the offices introduce a new di-mension to the internal circulation, extending the office experience from two-dimensions to three dimensions
▼自由的办公空间与独立的内向空间形成了“看与被看”的互动关系，these pavilions and the working space around form a dialogue between the “performer and spectator”
▼共享办公空间，the multifunctional co-working place
▼玻璃廊桥连接A、B两栋建筑，the two space in Building A and B are connected by a glass skybridge
Wood sets the tone as the main material in the office space, interspersed with volcanic rock panels. The purpose for limiting the material palette is to accentuate the project’s function and identity as primarily a work space, and avoid the trap of over-emphasizing on leisure features and other dis-tracting elements that tend to define many co-working spaces today. This way, the design allows users to enjoy and relax while exhibiting a high level of dedication and professionalism.
▼材料基本整体采用了木饰面板和局部的火山岩饰面，wood sets the tone as the main material in the office space, interspersed with volcanic rock panels
▼木质面板铺设的楼梯间，the wood-clad staircase
▼建筑内随处可见的共享空间，the co-working spaces are everywhere inside the building
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Project name: Zhongshan Road CoWorking Space
Architect’ Firm: VARY DESIGN
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Lead Architects: Fan Qi, Dingliang Yang
Design Team: Zhixing Cai, Yinan Jiang
Project location: Zhongshan Cultural Industry Park on Zhongshan 4th Road, Chongqing, Yuzhong District, China
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area (square meters): 650.00 M2
Photo credits: ARCHEXIST
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