▼项目概览，aerial iew of the project
The project is situated in Yiwu Economic – technological Area and beside Yiwu Rier. With a total construction area of 82,360 sqm, it’s a large cultural complex that seres a multitude of purposes including cultural and recreational actiities, education and training, sports and physical exercise, etc.Globally renowned for its burgeoning small commodity market, Yiwu is a Chinese city where small and medium-sized enterprises are densely concentrated and priate economy is highly deeloped, which are reflected in the urban built landscape — awash with a large number of homogenized, small-scale and high-density buildings. The local citizens hae a strong desire for iconic city architectures and open places for public actiities. After being included in the central city planning scheme of Zhejiang Proince, Yiwu has begun to take firm steps towards becoming an international metropolis. The municipal goernment hoped to take the construction of Yiwu cultural center as an opportunity to show citizens a new city image and declare cultural confidence to the world and future.
As approaching the design of the large multifunctional cultural complex, the key considerations were how to express respect to local culture in an appropriate manner, and how to present the modern appearance of the emerging city whilst taking into account local people’s traditional and humanistic sentiments. The design gathers parts into an integrated whole, incorporates and coordinates complicated functions within a minimalist architectural structure, and produces a large architectural olume that differs from that of ordinary buildings in the city.
▼建筑沿街立面，eleation iew from the street
▼立体庭院鸟瞰，aerial iew of the courtyard
The project inherits the courtyard-centered spatial layout of traditional Chinese architectures. As opposed to arranging a big hall in the center area of the building, the architects designed a multi-dimensional courtyard, which starts from a sunken square, stretches upwards along slopes and big steps and eentually reaches the rooftop garden, featuring a flexible and smooth circulation and offering arying iews for people at each step. Such design also draws on the spatial organization techniques of traditional Chinese gardens. Around three sides of the courtyard, the functional zones of theatre, fitness center, youth center are orderly arranged, while the other side is the main entrance with a huge roof resembling a cloud hanging up in the sky. The wide “gray space” under the entrance is deried from the spatial pattern of traditional public areas in southern China such as performance stages and ancestral halls, which perfectly meets the demands of local public cultural eents. The urban stage under the expansie roof is the most popular with citizens, where they are protected from wind and rain and can also enjoy a good iew of the enchanting rier scenery and bustling cityscape. Eery morning, lots of people come there for sports, exercise and rest. The abstract red corbels under the eaes of the big roof hae a unique form, looking like stage curtains and ancient Chinese palaces’ brackets, which embodies traditional oriental culture. The red color of metal plates was customized, called “Yiwu Red”. Those plates are characterized by changing hues, which are ermilion in normal conditions and present brilliant golden color under light from certain angles. “Yiwu Red” implies that the city can proide merchants worldwide with fantastic opportunities to seek wealth and realize their dreams. To search for the surprising “golden hue” has become a fun thing for tourists to do at the Yiwu Culture Square.
▼由大台阶望市民舞台，iewing the urban stage from big steps
▼在市民舞台晨练，citizens doing morning exercise on the urban stage
The sunken square is combined with a stepped seating area, making it suitable for organizing public cultural actiities with Chinese characteristics. When walking across the long and big steps and reaching the wide open rooftop, people can hae a panoramic iew of the charming Yiwu Rier, Diaoyuji Park, and Lion Mountain. As night falls, the simplistic facade facing the rier turns into a huge screen, which becomes more glamorous by reflection of the gleaming Yiwu Rier, hence presenting a gorgeous iew of the city.
▼下沉广场大台阶，the stepped seating area of the sunken square
▼大屋檐下的下沉广场，the sunken square under the large roof
▼黄昏时分金属板呈现灿烂的金色，brilliant golden color the metal panels present at a specific angle
▼夜景下的屋檐，night iew of the roof
▼夜景下的幕墙灯光效果，the curtain wall lighting effect
▼一层平面图，1st floor plan
▼二层平面图，2nd floor plan
▼剖面图（下沉庭院），sections (sunken plaza)