Different Chongqing, always charming | Chongqing, China

Urban Art Center Landscape

This project is located in Chongqing on the bank of the Jialing River. Chongqing is a city known for its combined feature of strong BaShu culture, urban charm and contemporary industrial civilization.

Field Refactoring

At the beginning of the design, The site was nothing more than an one thousand-square meter land in front of the building, This is by all means cramped in the sense of the scale of modern landscape.

When stepping inside of the building structure, on the behind of it, the panoramic city skyline was showing gradually, which is the clear and comfortable.

On the basis of this, we tend to reconstruct this clear field by “adding an outboard rear field platform”.

Minimalism, White space

This project is more holding on to one place of the city’s soul, with the idea of keeping it blank than using a minimalist Modern Design to create a new space style.

The building facades is not only shallow and light, but also empty and simple.

Front Court

Parallel connection between front court and municipal road. Noise and silence, it’s all in between. “The light and jade cong is liquid and the moon is clear.” Stand on the outside road to see, like this line low wall laid partition, not strong do not live cent.

Climbing up the stairs, everything is getting brighter. At the entrance of the experience center, there is a metal lattice art door.

A bridge across the floating water, close to Penang metal lattice art gate, has a volume of more than 3 million liters. It is composed of a series of 300X300 cubes. The copper pipes, due to the difference of the density of the arrangement, presents different forms of permeability and changeability.The looming “tree of life” and the arrangement control of nearly 300 photons are the key to refract the breath and growth of life.

Blank Back Court

Under the light of the wave pine flying carpet, tufei wheel, light mist yan hair of the moon’s eyes, light man time art dance floor, moon bar, and this plant around the cassette

The moon can be seen everywhere, The back of the art center, especially the charm. Under the moon view, there is “clear light ten thousand miles, pure and pure like water” the feeling, also have “thin cloud flies sky, bluster is like smoke” the feeling.

Different Chongqing, always charming

Landscape Architect: Shenzhen IN Lab Design & Consultancy Co., Ltd.

Photograph credit: Xiao Wang

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