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Xiaopu Culture Center / DnA

  • Architects: DnA
  • Location: Songzhuang town,Tongzhou distant,Beijing, China
  • Architect In Charge: Tiantian Xu
  • Building Area: 2,000 sqm
  • Client: Xiaopu village government
  • Program: Cultural Center
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Savoye/Ruogu Zhou

© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou © Savoye/Ruogu Zhou © Savoye/Ruogu Zhou © Savoye/Ruogu Zhou

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.

© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou
© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou

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.

© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou
© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou

The Tangram layout creates an intersection of studios and double-height galleries. This visual connection allows the juxtaposition of art production and presentation.

© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou
© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou

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.

© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou
© Savoye/Ruogu Zhou
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