Three Courtyard Community Centre / AZL architects

Three Courtyard Community Centre / AZL architects

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  • Architects: AZL Architects: AZL architects - Zhang Lei
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2009
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Iwan Baan

Text description provided by the architects. On the eastern edge of Yangzhou's new development area and east of the 2500-year-old Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Three Courtyard Community Centre stands out from the surrounding newly completed call centres, glass office blocks, and farmers' villages. The Community centre's programme calls for recreation, dining, and meeting spaces for the surrounding residents and employees.

Three Courtyard Community Centre / AZL architects - Windows
© Iwan Baan

The three courtyard blocks each feature a different element of a traditional Chinese garden: bamboo, stones, and water. Around each themed courtyard, brick-clad units congregate to form a village atmosphere.

Three Courtyard Community Centre / AZL architects - Windows
© Iwan Baan

The architect's interests in vernacular public structures evolved into the typology of this project. Continuous roof profiles in local villages and red clay bricks made from the local riverbed undeniably anchor the project the site. The terracotta bricks are used both in structure and in façade, with patterns stemming from and building upon local building culture.

Three Courtyard Community Centre / AZL architects - Brick
© Iwan Baan

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Address:Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

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Cite: "Three Courtyard Community Centre / AZL architects" 08 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/132163/three-courtyard-community-centre-azl-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

© Iwan Baan

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