When living is no longer just livingitself, but more related to city functions, life will become more diversified.Qujiangyin community complex, located in Qujiang New District of Xi'an city,runs through the thinking of urban design in its planning and design, breaksthrough the existing city grid, more completely interprets the breadth anddepth of modern life, and blends community life and multiple modern scenes inthe city scale from apartments, hotels, business, office to exhibition space.Qujiang Art Center, as the core space at Qujiangyin Block, symbolizes themodern Manifesto of community connecting the city.
How to deal with the relationship between thearchitecture and the site becomes the starting point of the initial design. TheSouth Third Ring Road adjacent to the site is an urban expressway in Xi'an withheavy traffic. In the face of such a traffic pulse, the architect preset such ascene. The building is like a glass exhibit which is held in the air, forming aunique visual sign beside the urban road. The activities in the exhibition hallalso become part of the exhibition, attracting people to enter the site and tofeel the narrative of design. Then browsing itself also becomes part of theshow.
The process of arriving at the site is nota straightforward one, but a process of falling, turning, surprise and suddenlyopening up, which seems to coincide with human's emotional experience. Thewhole building is anchored on the site. The site and the building areintegrated with the bottom hidden in the green slope.
Facing the height difference between thesite and the 10 meter green belt of the road, how shall people reach the site?The landscape design gives a poetic answer. The gentle slope of the urban greenbelt is built into a silk belt trail, so that the sense of slope"disappears" in the swing of the trail, leading the walk in. The walkexperience becomes a way of dialogue with the site, and also a more closeinteraction between the site and the city.
The landscape design and space streamlineof the drop-off area overlap with each other. The designer is not eager to letpeople arrive at the exhibition hall, but allows them to go straight throughthe landscape garden on the first floor. Walking through the landscape area andafter taking the 88 second straight ladder, people will see the floatingexhibition hall with four transparent walls at the end of the stairs. Whenlooking back from the exhibition hall, the landscape on the roof of the podiumand the botanical garden on the east side of the site form a continuousdialogue relationship. The landscape and architectural sequence constitute thedesigner's narrative of the space, which naturally triggers the emotion andexperience at that moment.
The designer further contemplates the spacecore by contemplating on the relationship between architecture and nature, theway of interaction and the boundless sense of experience. The Qujiang ArtCenter glass house, that is, the exhibition hall, adopts double-layer fullglass curtain walls to ensure the lightness and transparency of the externalfacade, allowing the building to interact with the nature in the form of fuzzyboundary. The distance between the two curtain walls is 2m. By controlling theopening and closing of the bottom ventilator and the top opening fan, airconvection and closure are formed, so as to realize the environmentalprotection performance of temperature control, ventilation and soundinsulation.
The exhibition hall space is divided into threelayers. The whole structure is a suspension structure. Under the suspensionstructure, the stress mode of the column is changed from bearing pressure tobearing tension, and the performance of the steel is brought into play. Thediameter of the suspension column is reduced to 200 mm to achieve the "almostno column" effect in the indoor space. Hence the freedom of the exhibitionspace can be fully released, and the sight line can be connected with theoutside almost unobstructed, blurring the inner and outer boundaries.
Qujiang Art Center is jointly completed by gad,CCD (interior design) and T.R.O.P (landscape design). As a carrier of space andmemory, Qujiang Art Center, through the "strength" of design, the"penetration" of materials, and the "cleverness" ofstructure, skillfully combines the external tension with the modestintervention, and becomes a floating art banquet hall, hoping to inject newtopics into Xi'an and Qujiang community.