Youth Community Center / META-Project

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  • Lighting Consultant: Han Xiaowei
  • Client: Vanke Songhua Lake Resort
  • Design Team: Wang Shuo, Zhang Jing, Cao Shibiao, Lan Tian, Wu Yaping, Zhao Yu
  • Lighting Consultant: Han Xiaowei
  • Country: China
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Youth Community Center / META-Project - Windows
© Chen Su, Fang Chun
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Youth Community Center / META-Project - Windows, Facade
© 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.

Youth Community Center / META-Project - Windows
© 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.

Youth Community Center / META-Project - Stairs, Handrail, Beam
© 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.   

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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’.

Youth Community Center / META-Project - Facade, Handrail, Windows
© 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

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Address:Jilin, China

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Cite: "Youth Community Center / META-Project" 18 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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