Honggutan New District is a newborn city area of Nanchang on the west bank of the Ganjiang River. Like all the other China's burgeoning urban new districts, it is focused on building efficiency among a one-time, large-scale construction wave.
For such an emerging park far from the city center, it takes a long time to develop the community spirit and establish more complete public activities. So we also formed the original intention of our design: let the young people who are new to the park, in addition to work and life, can also "play" here.
Status of the Existing Situation
The cloud center is located in the geometric center of a newly built office industrial park. When we accepted this design commission, the entire basement of the park had been completed and the column network could not be adjusted. Its function requires a showroom and supporting business on the first floor, a conference room and open office on the second floor. On the basis of the seemingly set capacity, column nets, and boundaries, the owner’s expectation is to design a facade with a “value” feel.
Strategy of Concept Design
We try to break the limitations of the original site column network to the maximum extent, break through the requirements of materialization level such as façade and vision, to stimulate the flow of people in the office community with a more active attitude, and to cultivate the new city community atmosphere in the interaction with the environment. So we built a climbing path for a pure outdoor surround building that is completely open to the area. The starting point of this path faces the green square on the first floor, and through a formal ramp you can climb to the second floor and then to the roof which is covered with garden. On the other side of the roof, a ramp is designed to connect directly to the second-floor outdoor commercial line in the South. At the same time, partial stilt floor is set for the effective connection between the Southern Commercial District and the North Plaza, and a path to the basement is opened on the stilt layer.
The formation of this path not only entangled the building, but also connected the functional flow lines of the Southern District Commercial and the North Square, the underground garage and the roof garden.
The path is not only the channel of behavior, but also the connection between space, the collision container of necessary and non-essential activities in life. Inside and outside the building, and between the cities, the placement of the path will stimulate activities to enhance the vitality of the community, promote interpersonal communication, interaction, connection, and promote dialogue between people and the environment.
Sharing of Roof Space
The designer's job is to design a path in such a building, but the stories that can occur on this path are edited by the user. Among the roof design, we only recommend two areas for greening and hardening. In the subsequent use, a badminton court was arranged. One side was directly planted with corn and vegetables. The community spirit reflected by it has already begun to emerge.
This climbing trail is relatively independent and mutually interactive of the internal streamlines of the building itself, but at the same time the people working indoors can walk out of the office reaching roof through the ramp and join the shared space of the roof to rest on a fully open platform overlooking the park.
The formation of the path makes the functions of the building and the randomly added behaviors outside in harmony.
Order of the Space
The result of formal operations is the possibility of bringing functional interaction to the interior space. The relatively independent exhibition halls, book bars and conference rooms, because of the lifted entrance to the basement, make the book bar a large step that can connect the exhibition hall and the conference room, so that the outdoor dynamic relationship is brought into the room.
A coherent path is not a purpose, an open platform is not unique, and the personalization of design operations is not a slogan of personal tags, sometimes just a free imagination of a homogenous community.