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  7. Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park / WSP ARCHITECTS

Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park / WSP ARCHITECTS

  • 19:00 - 4 June, 2018
Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park / WSP ARCHITECTS
Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park / WSP ARCHITECTS, © RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou Airport Economy Qu, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Lead Architects

    Gang Wu, Ling Chen, Tam Nelson
  • Design Team

    Zhe Sun, Jinfan Weng, Minghu Zhao, Peng Chen, Donghui Li, Jianlong Guo, Long Li, Zeyang Zhang, Qiaoya Cui, Yujie Li, Yipeng Xiao, Lu Wang, Fei Yu
  • Area

    4872.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

Text description provided by the architects. Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park is the largest innovative and entrepreneurship base for R&D and production of life science and biotechnology in Henan Province, China. Its innovation, cutting-edge and unlimited potential for development are all important factors for designers to consider.

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

The curvilinear passage that one can roam about serves as the life axis and connects the north and the south of the park. The exhibition center of elliptical form, whose design is integrated into the central landscape, is located in the center of the axis. Its well-arranged layering and sense of quality make it the landmark building that precedes the construction of the park.

Courtesy of WSP ARCHITECTS
Courtesy of WSP ARCHITECTS

Together with the international conference center and incubator center in the south, the exhibition center forms the main square of the park as well as forming a sharp contrast with the square modulization pilot products in the north--circular symbolizes freedom while square represents preciseness.

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

The curve modeling, spiral and irregular, endows the exhibition center with a quiet power in its soft stretch and retracting. It is also an architectural language borrowed to pay tribute to DNA, the most important source code of modern biopharmaceutical industry.

Ground Floor Plan. Image Courtesy of WSP ARCHITECTS
Ground Floor Plan. Image Courtesy of WSP ARCHITECTS

The core space of the center uses double helix structure, thus creates a vertical space combined with the central landscape.Its exterior uses metal louvers hovering from the surface waterscape until reaching the roof platform and the interior is organically connected in series via spiral ramps which form life trails, and createcoherent and convenient internal flow lines among floors.

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

Three ellipses with different functions rotate in different directions, forming a variety of interesting spaces. The continuous curves indoors and outdoors simultaneously form double helix structures, which satisfy the visual requirements in all directions. The spiral louvers condense into an organic structure that traps the three ellipses and forms an infinitely continuous plastic form.

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

The first floor of the building is a display space, whose large area of floor-to-ceiling glass curtain walls better connect the indoor and outdoor views. The second floor is a flexible office space that meets the needs of different groups of people; it forms a visual continuity with the central space through glass partitions. The dining space on the third floor is the highest point of the entire building, and the outdoor viewing platform also provides a view of the entire park.

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

Under the backdrop of the large glass curtain walls, the shutter profiles made of metal aluminum panels make the exhibition center shows a stronger sense of technology. Each louver section is shuttle shaped, and perforated aluminum plate is used to make the entire building lighter, and different light and shade effects are produced with sunlight’s angles. Each shuttle louver is rotated 30 degrees in the direction of the spirals, cleverly concealing the lamp troughs at the ends, and the curved illuminated face gives the light a rhythmic beauty that enhances the overall flow of the building.

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

The entrance to the exhibition center cleverly applies a circular waterscape that echoes with the architectural form of double helix DNA. Through the bridge, one can enter the main entrance formed by the waterscape and the second-floor cantilevered structure, whose exaggeration increases the visual sense of layering. The reflection in the water fluctuates with the wind, which echoes with the building.

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

The center aims to return design ideas to the origin of biopharmaceuticals, and architecture to human charisma, thus obtaining life dynamics extending upward. The beauty of the infinitely variable curves conceals the building’s ceiling, which looks as if it is spreading all the way to the clouds. This special design also explains the designer's initial aspiration that is ever forwarding in splendid architectural creations.

© RUIJING Photography
© RUIJING Photography

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Cite: "Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park / WSP ARCHITECTS" 04 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895447/exhibition-center-of-zhengzhou-linkong-biopharmaceutical-park-wsp-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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