atelier diameter curves concrete for artwork gallery extension
Arch motifs and textured concrete are simply two of the options of this 565 sqm artwork gallery extension and renovation designed by Atelier Diameter for Nanjing University of the Arts in China. The new intervention faces onto a small sq. inside an space of the University’s high-rise dormitory lodging.
The transient tasked Atelier Diameter to design exhibition areas for 2 very totally different themes: Chinese tradition and Western tradition. The architects responded with a two storey constructing of fair-faced concrete aptly named ‘The Concrete Exhibition Hall’. The strong quantity incorporates a curved incision with a staircase that connects the 2 ranges, the ‘Ancient Tile Research Exhibition Hall’ on the decrease degree and an ‘Ancient Oil Painting Restoration Exhibition Hall’ on the higher ground.
photographs by Aurelien Chen
Considering the challenge website inside a energetic space of scholar lodging, Atelier Diameter got down to keep and strengthen the robust sense of group. Part of this design intention included connecting every ground of the brand new constructing to the the road and present bridge. The staff additionally went one step additional by squeezing in an outside house from the restricted website space and making a vaulted veranda on the second ground, attracting passersby from a number of instructions.
‘Here, the key point of the renovation and extension is not technical breakthroughs and the increase in the number of areas, but the continuation of the campus’s wealthy inventive life environment, and attracting college students’ spontaneous gatherings and actions by way of the traits of the place,’ says Atelier Diameter
The new ‘Concrete Exhibition Hall’ options double arches inside and outdoors impressed by the Wuliang Hall of Linggu Temple in Nanjing. Some of the arches are additionally embellished with a particular texture that represents the brushstrokes of oil work and the fragments of historical ceramics.
identify: Art Gallery Extension of Nanjing University of the Arts
location: Nanjing, China
consumer: Nanjing University of the Arts
structure: Atelier Diameter
design institute: ZhongSen Architectural & Engineering Designing Consultants LTD.
lead architect: Zhang Nan
staff members: Zhang Nan, Yang Junwei, Zhang Xiaoyuan, Sun Xiao, Ou Renwei
construction design: Jian Jin, Yulong Qiu, Yong Liu, Feng Wang
water and drainage provide design: Yujin Huang
heating and air flow design: Lingye Song
electrical design: Kelan Cao
lighting marketing consultant: Ning Field Lighting Design Corp., LTD.
space: 565 sqm
completion: June 2019