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  7. CaoHeJing Innovation Incubator / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

CaoHeJing Innovation Incubator / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

  • 20:00 - 11 September, 2016
CaoHeJing Innovation Incubator / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
CaoHeJing Innovation Incubator / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, © Peter Dixie
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Text description provided by the architects. Commissioned by CaoHeJing in 2014, Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects' proposal was to overclad and unify the existing rendered concrete facade utilising a corrugated and perforated polyester powder coated aluminium skin.

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© Peter Dixie

The facade concept allows for a simple and clean expression of openings within and behind the perforated aluminium, providing shading to every workspace whilst optimising both view and daylight. The facade also facilitates the increased insulation build-ups and the integrated approach to new and existing services whilst enabling these to be hidden from everyday view.

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The second key design strategy was to open up the existing deep plan of the building, creating a new atrium through the middle with connected views and much improved daylighting. 

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© Peter Dixie

This new atrium space becomes the heart of the entire project, creating opportunities for collaboration and visual connection. Along with key new public circulation, it contains break out spaces, a cafe bar, hanging meeting boxes and connections to the external green terraces.

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© Peter Dixie

The incubator also features a site specific mural designed by Shanghai based graffiti artist, The Orange Blowfish.

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© Peter Dixie

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Cite: "CaoHeJing Innovation Incubator / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects" 11 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795010/caohejing-innovation-incubator-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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漕河泾创新孵化器 / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects