- Lead Architects:Xin Liu, Shuhan Zhu
- Area Of Rest Station:81.5 sqm
- Area Of Reading House:16.8 sqm
- Project Director:Zhenming Wang
- Project Team:Wanjun Wang, Yiru Zhou, Zedi Xia, Xiaoyu Liu
- Project Manager:Ling Cui
- Architecture Technical Adviser:Wei Wang
- Structure Technical Adviser:Shaodong Sun, Lei Wang
- Construction Party:Pengwei Wood Industry, Anyvnew Commerce and Trade Co., Ltd, Guangdong PAK Corporation Co., Ltd
- Client:Hailun Road Sub-district Administrative Office, Shibei District, Qingdao
- Special Acknowledgement:"Light and Space Laboratory" of School of Architecture and Urban-Rural Planning and teachers and students of School of Architecture in Qingdao University of Technology
Text description provided by the architects. WE SHARE Micro-Nest, a public good community construction practice project of initiated by architectural design institute, aims to build city furniture for citizens to share. Designers hope to attract public participation through the construction of this micro "City Plug-in", make more contributions to the urban public service along with the participation, and generate a sense of responsibility for the community, so as to activate the spiritual vitality of the whole area. Micro-Nest carries the street memory and creates the unique charm of the community. Designers hope to provide the citizens with a platform for sharing resources through city plug-in.
City Plug-in 1: Rest Station for Sanitation Workers
Through the analysis of the working conditions of sanitation workers, they have two hours of lunch break every day. In addition, the rest station is only used to store their personal belongings, while the main space is in idle state. This design aims to explore the possibility of interaction and integration between social groups, and at the same time, try to make efficient use of public resources from the perspective of environmental protection and energy conservation.
From this starting point, the designers put forward the idea of time sharing utilization: taking a cube as the matrix, and two maintenance door planks are set to open to the inside and the outside respectively, providing a variable space with time sharing development for sanitation workers and urban residents.
The building can provide a relatively closed and private rest space when sanitation workers need to use. When sanitation workers are working, it can provide more social places for citizens as urban furniture.
City Plug-in 2: Reading House
In today's impetuous society, reading has become a luxury for some people. There is a lack of world of meditation and reflection in the busy and monotonous life.
Designers hope to arouse more people's interest in reading through the combination of architecture and installation. The reading house is located in the civic square on Hailun Road Street, divided into two parts bounded by the entrance.
The east side is the reading area, with open space and large area of glass windows to welcome the first ray of sunshine in the morning. The west side is for borrowing to read and meditation area, which is more private.
The insertion of these two city plug-ins conveys a social spirit of sharing and respect to the public. Designers believe that urban public facilities, for users, should present a service attitude more. Hence, the limitation of function is weakened as far as possible in the design to make it more open and inclusive. Let users explore and interpret different stories that may happen here in the future. It is design’s modest contribution to the urban life to make the once deserted space be cured and activated, to let the sanitation workers have a place to shelter from the wind and rain, to awaken the enthusiasm of the citizens for reading, and to spread the beauty and warmth.