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Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects

  • 01:00 - 26 April, 2011
Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects
Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China
  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Qi Wei, Guo Donghai, Cai Zhenghua
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design & Planning Institute, Nanjing University
  • Area

    8450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. Public places embodying shared cultural values and ideals have the opportunity to become the most important activity and urban life centers in cities. Contrary to the iconic architecture and closed façades ubiquitous in China, AZL architects feel public buildings need to present an openness and give back to the urban context, especially in the case of the Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.

Unlike other symbolic public buildings usually located in city centers, the Zhengdong Exhibition Hall is in the southwest of corner, adjacent to a school to the north and east. The site is quite compact, with a total floor area of the project of 8,450 sqm.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

The south and east façades of the building are open at ground level. A large ramp creates the main entrance, which directs public circulation vertically through several entrance spaces and multilevel courtyards, and eventually to the roof terrace. The privacy of the internal exhibition galleries contrast with the transparency of the public corridors, as they are positively intertwined. External surfaces are clad in 300mm glass louvres splayed at angles of 0, 45, and 90 degrees based on program requirements. The angles provide for constantly changing sight lines, degrees of transparency and refraction, the creation of motion. The effect is a pure cubic volume.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects" 26 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/130685/zhengdong-district-urban-planning-exhibition-hall-azl-architects/>
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Stiven Col · April 27, 2011

good proyect

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