Guangming Dongtanyuan Conference Center / TJAD Original Design Studio
Text description provided by the architects. The conference center is located in the northwest corner of the weaving factory. The original traces of the site are a group of small dilapidated buildings scattered among the overgrown greenery, naturally connected under the cover of trees to the vast wheat fields to the north. To maintain the continuity of this site, we have integrated and reformed the original buildings and spaces using a single-story landscape strategy. Based on the advantages of natural landscape conditions and the qualities of spatial expansion, the building was initially designed as a distinctive art space and then transformed into a conference center to meet the needs of a variety of activities as required by the overall functional planning of the park.
The logic of the spatial form of this concrete building is more similar to the partial cutting of a piece of paper in both vertical and horizontal directions, weakening its integrity while maintaining the continuity of the paper; this division is also accompanied by a certain degree of difference in scale, which lays the foundation for the formation of diverse spaces later. The paper is then shaped, with some of the cut edges raised and some folded down, giving a three-dimensional dimension to the flat paper, thus creating a heterogeneous distribution of space and diversity, and the construction of a diverse space under simple logic materializes. . Through the action of the folding form, the interior space is formed with different scales and heights. Under the most iconic elevated roof, we created a column-free space with an area of approximately 300 square meters and a span of 15 meters, with a net height of approximately 8 meters at the highest point of the interior to meet the needs of various meetings and activities.
The shaped openings are further expanded into courtyards of different scales, and the courtyard space is embedded in the landscape architecture; as a container for the landscape, it provides light conditions for the larger single-story building and further divides the space. The implantation of the landscape space system enriches the spatial level while achieving the dissolution of the building volume and responding to the small-scale texture of the original building group on the site. Along with the partial downward folding form, we also implanted a path from the courtyard space to the roof, forming a three-dimensional wandering experience for the eyes.