Elegant arts factory and innovation center replace an crumbling factory in China

November 11, 2016 by  
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The design has won the Silver Award in the Mixed-Use Category at the annual AAP American Architecture Prize. It attempts to find a common language between a variety of uses. Simple, industrial building materials such as exposed concrete frames and concrete bricks create a neutral backdrop for the production and exhibition spaces , as well as a boutique hotel.   Related: Abandoned factory in China becomes a giant floating field of fish and algae The form of a typical three-nave warehouse was reinterpreted as a continuous, undulating roofscape that has elements which remind of traditional Sichuan-style roofs. As another nod to traditional Chinese architecture , the four courtyards all serve different functions and have individual characters. The biggest courtyard can be used for open-air shows and performances, screenings and host events. It also acts as a buffer zone between the production facilities and the hotel, absorbing dust and noise. Bamboo screens line all four courtyards which resemble the layout of ancient Chinese palaces. + Urbanlogic Via v2com

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Elegant arts factory and innovation center replace an crumbling factory in China

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