Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD

Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD

Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - FacadeShanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - ChairShanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Facade, BeamShanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Beam, HandrailShanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - More Images+ 11

Jiading Qu, China
  • Architects: NATURALBUILD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  426
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Hao Chen
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  LP, TOLKO, WESTFRASER
  • Lead Architects : Yanfei Shui, Yichi Su, Yuanrong Ma
  • Operation And Marketing : Campgrounds of China
  • Wood Structure Design & Construction : Xiaojun Zhuang, Shanghai SKF Construction Co.Ltd.
  • Mep Engineer : Zhe Chen, Pengfei Lu, Chaoyi Zhou
  • Client : Shanghai International Automobile City (Group) Co.Ltd
  • Project Architect : Wenting Zhang
  • Design Team : Yuan Lv, Jeffrey Wong
  • City : Jiading Qu
  • Country : China
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Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Facade
southeast view. Image © Hao Chen

Text description provided by the architects. The building sits in a Recreational Vehicle campground at the north of the Shanghai Auto Expo Park. Since 1936 when the first Airstream “Clipper” was born in California, RV camping has been winning wide popularity among western families.

Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Facade
event space and lawn. Image © Hao Chen

Loved by a small part of Chinese families, RVs are considered to have great potential in China. With the support from Shanghai International Automobile City (SAIC) and Campgrounds of China, the building was not only conceived to be a management support for the campground, but also a culture club that promotes the RV lifestyle to a wider audience.

Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Chair, Table, Beam
main space with light weight movable furniture. Image © Hao Chen

The irregular quadrangle footprint responds to its surroundings. The closed back blocks the city traffic to its north, while the open façade faces the greenery of the park on the south. This club is intended for both the club members and the general public, therefore the building is seeking a balance between exclusiveness and inclusiveness.

Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Facade, Beam
view from the reception. Image © Hao Chen
Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Facade, Beam
reception and VIP deck. Image © Hao Chen

The structural design works in concert with the space’s nature of compatibility: The entity is supported by the steel structure and wrapped by a Douglas fir system from the pitched roof to the facade walls.

Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Image 10 of 16
model study space and structure. Image Courtesy of NATURALBUILD Operation LLC
Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Beam, Handrail
continuous wood structure and steel beam. Image © Hao Chen

The upper part of the full height wall in the main space is built with perforated panels. In this way, it subtly connects the spaces on the two sides of the wall when light travels through slightly and reveals the hidden steel frame inside.

Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Chair
light travels through the full height interior wall. Image © Hao Chen
Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD - Image 11 of 16
north view. Image © Hao Chen

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Project location

Address:7555 Bo Yuan Lu, Jiading Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

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Cite: "Shanghai Auto Expo Park RV Club / NATURALBUILD" 27 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/902688/shanghai-auto-expo-park-rv-club-naturalbuild> ISSN 0719-8884

southwest view of the club building in the campground. Image © Hao Chen

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