Northwest China, a landlocked region in China, is home to the heavy industry in China and equally one of the cradles of Chinese civilisation. Lanzhou is a major hub for petrochemical industry in Northwest China, and conceivably, it has preserved the legacy of timeworn industrial buildings-high chimneys, structural steels, automobile parts, rusty lanes, and all the stuffs about the industry-generating a consistency of the past and the current.
CRRC Shiguang park is an iconic project geared towards bringing a Renaissance to Lanzhou city. The park has an exhibition zone, which is characterised by glass curtain walls and overall steel structure. With a slope top and redbrick walls, the zone manifestly take on a contemporary and industrial look.
The reception area is built on a basis of white and black, the ceiling in pure white, the floor full black, and there is a woody note to give a sense of warmth in there. The wall is in dark gray with the shape of flowing water bearing an obvious comparison with the floor. The contrasting colours are reminiscent of the vast expanse of plains in Northwest China.
The centre of the park lies in the old factory whose elevation falls in the range from 3.8m to 8.2m. The expansive space of it is susceptible to natural light filling in, through the agency of the vertical height, designers utilise the point light to light the whole space up and massive French windows and roof windows could assist in diffusing more light.
Its interiors celebrate the combination of deconstructionism and revolution, conducive to gaining access to making the space multi-functional. In terms of the embellishments inside, there is a metal web to beautify the space. Besides it, there is a 15m-long bookshelf beneath the skylight, which offers an opportunity to the shelf allowing its shadow to elongate or shrink during the day.
With the theme being about modernity and sleekness, AGH would like to add a rheme of calmness and reservedness to it, therefore design is performing a coordination between supple decors and rigid style, without any amount of disruption of the consistency.
Location: Lanzhou,Gansu Province, China
Design agency: AGH Art Design
Designer-in-charge: Xia Yang & Liu Lu
Decorating agency: Esperluette Design
Site area: 820m2
Completion date: May 2020
Photographer: Prism Images
AGH is a stickler for equating design with service. It places a premium on the acute awareness of providing good service to the clients and makes a promise to shoulder full responsibility for the upshots of design missions. It goes into effort to implement what it has been commissioned as soon as possible. In terms of its designs, invariably, AGH invests humanity with them producing a gratifying end result to the clients.
创始人 夏洋 / 设计总监 刘露