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  7. Youth Community Center / META-Project

Youth Community Center / META-Project

  • 22:00 - 18 January, 2017
Youth Community Center / META-Project
Youth Community Center / META-Project, © Chen Su, Fang Chun
© Chen Su, Fang Chun

© Chen Su, Fang Chun Public atrium space © Chen Su, Fang Chun © Chen Su, Fang Chun + 23

  • Architects

    META-Project
  • Location

    Jilin, China
  • Design team

    Wang Shuo, Zhang Jing, Cao Shibiao, Lan Tian, Wu Yaping, Zhao Yu
  • Area

    10000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Chen Su, Fang Chun
© Chen Su, Fang Chun
Location plan
Location plan
© Chen Su, Fang Chun
© Chen Su, Fang Chun

Text description provided by the architects. Youth Community Center, a mixed youth community on the edge of Vanke Songhua Lake Resort bordering natural villages, contains 800 people with the upper space for Vanke staff, the middle rented to self-employed townspeople and the ground facilitating camping students and open to surrounding villagers.

© Chen Su, Fang Chun
© Chen Su, Fang Chun

Addressing the ant tribe problem, having investigated the mixed dwelling phenomena peculiar to China from hutong, tube-shaped apartment to village-in-city and comprehended the inner dynamics of youth communities, the architect proposes a new spatial paradigm restructuring interpersonal relations in a gesellschaft.

© Chen Su, Fang Chun
© Chen Su, Fang Chun

The ordinary residential pattern is mutated into a quartet, externally undulating and internally interlocked. Bridges, stairs and tiered seating around the full-height atriums compose an open-street-like public route connecting all communal spaces for varied daily utilities. Thus, the simple and flexible framework blends innovative spaces into daily lives, encouraging inter-level encounters among the private, shared and collective zones and finally the community growth.   

Section N-S
Section N-S
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan

The project responds to the hybrid contemporaneity and proposes a new paradigm for community symbiosis: mutual cooperation and positive environmental interaction through inter-spatial sharing based on equality and self-sufficiency – a prototype community for contemporary ‘new youths’.

© Chen Su, Fang Chun
© Chen Su, Fang Chun

The practice continues [META:HUTONGS] and Reset Apartment, a series of experiments that analyses the spontaneous evolution of urban space production and elicits a valid composite social-cultural-spatial archetype.

Evolution of share-living Typology
Evolution of share-living Typology

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Youth Community Center / META-Project" 18 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/803445/new-youth-commune-meta-project/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Chen Su, Fang Chun

新青年公社 / META-工作室