Gulangyu has a superior geographical environment. The special colonial culture has brought a large number of Western architectures. However, after several decades, many buildings have been gradually damaged and destroyed. Anyway, the original coffee shop Gulangyu shop is an abandoned building. We hope to redesign. The vitality of a building.
The original building is located in the courtyard of a hotel in Gulangyu, where there is a difference between the indoor and outdoor ground planes. Due to years of disrepair, the original building has been completely covered by plants, and the wooden trusses and wall structures of the building are seriously damaged and cannot be used safely.
Surrounded by greenery, the design is perfect, and we want to make it a multi-functional gathering space for both dining and exhibitions.
Step1: On the basis of the original building, the interior space is expanded in the form of a sloping roof, and a rectangular exhibition space is inserted to integrate the old and new buildings.
Step2: A cylindrical space is inserted into the building, surrounding the central still pool, the lower part forms a circular exhibition space, and the upper part forms a roof leisure platform.
Step3: The steel structure girders are inserted into the wooden rafters of the original truss, and the steel columns are added to reinforce the original building walls to ensure the safety of the building.The static pool allows the three functional areas of catering, exhibition and roof terrace to be connected and independent, forming a rich and interesting activity space.
After entering the gate, people can only see the sloping roof in the distance. When passing through the courtyard shaded by the greenery, it will be discovered that the café is located on the first floor and goes down to the entrance.
Entering the cafe, you can see the still water pool, and the sky and the surrounding environment are reflected. The symmetrical pattern and the wooden grille of the compartment also give a strong sense of order.
The exhibition space allows people entering the room to be diverted from the left and right sides, along the circular glass curtain wall, and on one side is the landscape water area on the side of the exhibition area, forming a circular flow line.
When people approach the central still pool, they can see the curved sky when they look up. This place introduces the natural changes of the outside world into the interior, creating a diverse space atmosphere.
The combination of light and wooden furniture and rammed earth walls creates a warm and comfortable feeling. We also preserved some of the rafters, tiles, and brick walls of the original building, which left behind the architectural texture of the traces of time, allowing people to feel the memory of the building.
The café is open to the public, and the courtyard surrounded by green plants is connected to the open roof terrace. In the future, art salons, creative people's sharing sessions, theme parties and markets will be held from time to time, and private event venues will also be rented.
名称：反正咖啡馆 · 鼓浪屿
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