China   |  2021

MUSE Design Awards Platinum Winner

Zhengrong Mansion Demonstration Zone

Entrant Company

Shanghai PTArchitects

Category

Architectural Design

Client's Name

ZHENRO GROUP

Sub-Category

Commercial Building

Zhengrong Mansion is located on the west side of Jinjiang estuary in Quanzhou City, enjoying unique natural coastal resources. As the first launch area along the Jinjiang River, it faces a question about how to create a landmark corresponding to the local culture. The early-stage function of the project is the exhibition center, and later it will be used as the community facility, serving as the main entrance and exit of the community. Due to the irregular terrain, and the proximity between the building and the road, the architect uses modern techniques to increase the contrast between the front field and back yard, sever the space, and increase the sense of lightness, culture, and craftsmanship in the overall effect. In the space design, the concept of transition in ancient courtyards was applied, resonating with the local buildings' style in Quanzhou. The location of this project is an important connection area between Quanzhou's new and old sections. The architect extracts common impressions of Quanzhou from Quanzhou's regional landscape, making the real scene blurry, and tracing the source of Quanzhou's emotions. Four sceneries of Quanzhou: "haze", "water", "forest" and "light", are simplified and introduced into the demonstration area, with the main axis of forest spring as an extension of the spatial sequence. Visitors can have a different view with every step. The tranquil and secluded lifestyle exclusively in Quanzhou is showcased through the fallen flowers, courtyard walls, shadows under the pine, and the bridge over the water. Visitors will be greeted with a splendid open view, then see the partly hidden and partly visible scenery along the winding corridor. Through the transition of spaces, eventually, they will resonate with the dreamy space.

Credits

Chief Designer
Hu Qiao
Chief Designer
Luo Rongqing
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