设计：王善祥 赵辉 团队:袁振刚 龚双艳 饶明丽
Project name: The offices of Zendai Group Limited Company Headquarters
Total area:870m2 Location: Pudong new area
Designer: Wang Shanxiang, Zhaohui assistant designers: Yuan Zhengang, Gong Shuangyan, Rao Mingyan
Structural designer: Zhang Guoyou, Electrical designer: Ma Xiangsheng
Water supply and drainage designer: Li Liang
Heat and ventilation designer: Chen Yong
Photographer: Hu Wenjie
Structural style:Beam columns of the frames and rooms are reinforced concrete. External wall consists of light building block and internal wall consist of the combination of lightgage steel joist and gypsum board.
Main materials:emulsion paint, volcanic rocks, granites, elms, glasses
with Chinese art paper in it, flax flooring, carpet, aluminum grating.
Design date:2012 Completion date:2013
This project is on the top floor of Shanghai Hymalyas Center, advanced building in China, gaining considerable fame at that time and this center is designed by world-renowned architect Mr. Arata Isozaki. Shanghai Zendai Group also has enthusiasm for design.
At the beginning of design, designer put forward the idea of an airy academy. Because of the narrow space, the designers want to create a delicate academy with artistic imagery hiding deeply into the top floor of the modern high-rise building.
This project is also called "semi-building" because the reinforced concrete frame of the top floor has already been built when building the high-rise building but it does not has roof. There is only parapet wall decorating curtain wall without the walls for keeping warm and dividing the internal space. The designers just need to complete the roof and internal partition. However, the room area is large and the window area is small with only two windows. Therefore, the design is to solve the problems of lighting, ventilating, creating space enjoyment and so on. Although many modern buildings have facilities for lighting and ventilating, it is more environmentally friendly to make use of natural condition.
Firstly, as to the overall layout of the space, there are four patios in 800m2 and you can see patios everywhere. Patios make people can enjoy more natural light and wind and people also can take outdoor activities here and the recreation of this place is improved. People can enjoy the cloudy sky, sunny day, rain, dew before the courtyard's windows rather than vertical glass curtain wall.The courtyard is separated by patios for realizing the traditional building concept," deep courtyard". The reserved beam is not very high and the beam bottom is 2700mm and is very low after completing suspended ceiling and floor decoration.
If we enlarge the height of the space, the upper beams will be exposed. Maximum height of the section of beams is 800mm and width is 600. So the volume is very large. After analyzing, the designers have developed the following strategies: we do not absolutely require a large space. If key positions reach a certain height, this design will reflect the rhythm of space. That is very important. Building roof itself needs some drainage slope and there is still very high space on the top of the constructive beam which can be utilized.Thus, we decide to decorate most ceilings and only raise ceiling in the key position. Key indoor spaces have the ceiling with double-pitch roof.
However, each project has dissatisfaction! Unfortunately, the largest dissatisfaction is about furniture in that the owner does not allow designers to participate in picking furniture. Ultimately, the style of furniture does not meet the requirements of the original design and to a certain extent, damages the atmosphere of the space. The atmosphere of the space seems a bit dull with so many staff compartment. What’s more, patios are not decorated with old slabstones instead of stones which are not really old. This will weaken the charm originated from the material itself. Plants, sculptures and others are also not arranged based on the design. So the patio courtyard is little dull.