2021 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

Shenzhen Bao’an Archives

Entrant Company

Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., Ltd.

Category

Architectural Design - Conceptual

Client's Name

Bureau of Public Works of Bao’an District, Shenzhen

Country / Region

China

Shenzhen Bao’an Archives is a comprehensive, modern public service complex that integrates multiple functions, such as archives, research, education, exhibition and public services. Based on the careful consideration of the site condition, the pedestrian and vehicle circulation routes and the functional requirements, the design scheme incorporates two towers on the limited site, one for archive services and the other for public services. The two towers are connected through a linking podium.

The archive service building reveals a stable, solid stance, and showcases its loftiness and durability as a carrier of Shenzhen’s history. The vertical facade modules imply the building's main function for archives storage. Each module is like a fragment of the city’s historical memory, and is displayed on the facades. Those modular units emphasize the vertical direction, which endows the archive service building with a sense of upright strength. In contrast, the public service building features lightweight volumes and transparent facade, which demonstrates a friendly, lively urban image, and creates a subtle balance with the archive service building. The two towers juxtaposes the senses of heaviness and lightness, steadiness and transparency, which helps to create multi-level dialogues, highlight each other’s characteristics and form a dynamic spatial relationship.

By adopting appropriate facade modules, compact spatial layout and a “double-ground-floor” podium, the design aims to create an innovative architectural form with comfortable, efficient and functional space, so as to achieve an outstanding public service complex with original features.

Credits

Chief Designer
Meng Jianmin
Designer
Yi Yu
Designer
Meng Zi
Designer
Liu Yangyang
Designer
Huang Siyao
Designer
Su Tong
Designer
Hu Bailin
Designer
Huang Guanming
Designer
Feng Yifei
Designer
Zhan Tong
Designer
Zhong Hongyi
Designer
Zhang Haoran
Designer
Wang Bowen
Designer
Lao Jialong
Designer
Li Jun
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