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Youth Center of Qingpu / Atelier Deshaus

  • Architects: Atelier Deshaus
  • Location: Shanghái, República Popular China
  • Architects: Atelier Deshaus - Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng
  • Design Team: Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng, Gao Lin, Liu Qian, Wang Longhai
  • Site Area: 10906 m2
  • Area: 14360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li

From the architect. Whole theme is based on such idea: on the premise of adapting adjacent urban scale, a small inner public space of human scale will be created in order to reconstruct the memory of traditional townscape scale.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

As we understand the nature of Teenager’s Center, the whole program was divided into a serial of small individual functional spaces which was utilized by various types of open spaces such as courtyard, plaza and lane. The kids’ adventure was encouraged by the environment. We hope them experiencing what they might achieve in a small town, such as numerous possibilities of destination, wandering and meeting with unexpected. In the other word, we create a place of social interaction and human care for the teenagers.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li

A building could also become a small city.

© Yao Li
© Yao Li
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