Wuzhou Urban Multi-fiction Center / XAA

Wuzhou Urban Multi-fiction Center / XAA
Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan

Perspective of the day view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng ZhanWest Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng ZhanSecond Floor Rest Area. Image © Jian PengThe relationship between the mirror on the south side and the background Baiyun Mountain. Image © Chao Wu+ 35

  • Architects: XAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1736
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs Photographs:  Changheng Zhan, Jian Peng, Chao Wu
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: BEIJING JIAYU DOOR WINDOW AND CURTAIN WALL JOINT-STOCK, Foshan Feng Mao Construction Engineering, Zhejiang Huate Decoration Company
  • Structure:Guangzhou Hanhua Architects+Engineers Co.,Ltd.
  • Landscape:Guangzhou Wedo Landscape Design Co Ltd
  • Interior:C&C Design
  • Client:Midea Real Estate
  • Lead Architects:Tao Zhan
  • Design Team:Wang Tian, Mengyu Wang, Chao Wu, Shuo Lin, Wei Feng
  • City:Wutong
  • Country:China
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Perspective of the day view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan
Perspective of the day view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan

Text description provided by the architects. The Wuzhou Urban Multi-fiction Center (refers as WUMC) locates in the old downtown of Wuzhou city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; it is backing the Baiyun mountain and facing the Xijiang river. Some historical architectures could be found around its neighborhood, like the sien temple, arcade corridor mega blocks, sun yat-sen memorial hall and sailors eudemon temple.

East Side Bird View. Image © Changheng Zhan
East Side Bird View. Image © Changheng Zhan
West Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
West Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan

Along with the development of new downtown, the decentralization has emerged in the old downtown; therefore, renovation or revitalization has been the main objective of this project.

South Elevation. Image © Changheng Zhan
South Elevation. Image © Changheng Zhan

The architect team was taking the responsibility of overall controlling all sections during the building process, by insisting the ‘co-working’ design philosophy.

South Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
South Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
Sketch. Image Courtesy of XAA
Sketch. Image Courtesy of XAA
South Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
South Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan

In order to revisit the local humanity environment and renovation, thorough out the design process, architects always focused on spatiality relationship; via restrained volume, materials and design language.

The relationship between the mirror on the south side and the background Baiyun Mountain. Image © Chao Wu
The relationship between the mirror on the south side and the background Baiyun Mountain. Image © Chao Wu

The WUMC was put at the turning of a uphill way, with its outstanding transparency and big scale white overhang platform, it presents like suspending above the water; moreover, it presents as the humble gesture to pedestrians and try to generate public space make up for consuming public land.

Second Floor Rest Area. Image © Jian Peng
Second Floor Rest Area. Image © Jian Peng
Atrium Second Floor Corridor. Image © Jian Peng
Atrium Second Floor Corridor. Image © Jian Peng

The slope connects different platforms and ground, visitors could see the old and new downtown from here; through this way, we build a joint between the city past and future.

Perspective of the night view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan
Perspective of the night view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan

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Project location

Address:Wanxiu District,Wuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

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Cite: "Wuzhou Urban Multi-fiction Center / XAA" 09 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/903464/wuzhou-urban-multi-fiction-center-xaa> ISSN 0719-8884
Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan

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