Location：Songzhuang town，Tongzhou distant，Beijing, China
Architect in Charge：Tiantian Xu
Client：Xiaopu village government
Site area：1,600 sqm
Building area：2,000 sqm
Located on an irregular former industrial lot in the well known art village Songzhuang, Xiaopu Cultural Center is a multi-functional complex including exhibition galleries, five residency artist studios, exhibition workshop, art shop, and administration.
The diverse programs are unified through a Tangram layout adapting to the site, while vertically distributed into dual-levels: the public program on the ground level as a compact volume with courtyards, and the private working area occupies the upper level with individual studios allowing a view traveling across the red-tiled roofscape of this typical northern Chinese village.
The Tangram layout creates an intersection of studios and double-height galleries. This visual connection allows the juxtaposition of art production and presentation.
The exterior corrugated metal are not only to fit into the tight budget but also to keep a touch of the former industrial context.
The transformation from industry into culture facility will become catalyst for bringing new possibilities for local community.