2023 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

Huqiu Imaging Factory

Entrant Company

Suzhou His Design & Construction Co., Ltd.

Category

Architectural Design - Factories & Warehouses

Client's Name

Huqiu Image (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Country / Region

China

Located in Jiangsu Medpark, the Huqiu Imaging Factory sits surrounded by industrial buildings mostly uniform in scale and visually generic. The challenge regarding the facade design lies in applying new forms and textures on a vast scale. Built from UHPC, the facade features a 9:1 Wall-to-Window ratio, transforming the factory’s strip windows into carved lines on a giant sculpture. With this reinvented, clean and subtle facade composition, the factory adapts to its surroundings while being refreshingly unique, establishing itself as a local architectural icon.



The 2,500 km2 enclosed courtyard, combined with the setbacks and walkways, offers a public space for culture. Areas for production, offices, catering, leisure, activity, and reception are arranged around the courtyard, enabling effortless collaboration. Breaking physical boundaries, the courtyard extends itself visually into other spaces: it forms the scenic backdrop of the reception area, and its figurative landscape design is echoed by the abstract tree-shape decorations in the hall and the cafeteria, creating a unique spatial experience.



It is an industrial building that doesn’t quite look like an industrial building. This project aims to break the mold of local factory design and, in doing so, re-establishes balance between people, production lines, workplaces, and nature within a contemporary factory. Every design choice is made with people and nature in mind, delivering an integration of aesthetics and function.

Credits

Design Principal
Wu Jingxian
Chief Design Team
Wen Wei, Zhang Hengxiang, Liu Jiaren, Liang Weiwei, Lu Yaqiang, Song Lu, Dong Jiang
Team
Xu Peng, Wang Ying, Lu Guodong, Zhang Hao, Yan Wenzuo, Lu Bin, Feng Youfeng, Zhang Qingfen, Mao Zhenwen, Wang Jianli, Fan Bin, Qian Zhi, Qian Nan, Wu Jianan, Duan Yipeng, An Na, Jiang Xiaobin , Wang Min, Luo Zhengwei, Pan Xiaoliang, Fang Jianwei
Construction Drawing
SCG Architecture & Urban Planning
Curtain Wall Consultant
Zhejiang Jianxin Decoration Co., Ltd.
Contractor
Jiangsu Shajiabang Construction Co., Ltd.
Photographer
Jia Liming, Xiao Man
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