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Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects

Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects

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Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project AZL Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    8450.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2011

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

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Address: Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects" 26 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/130685/zhengdong-district-urban-planning-exhibition-hall-azl-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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