AI PARK / XING DESIGN

AI PARK / XING DESIGN
AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
incomplete architectural form for future expansion. Image © Shengliang Su

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Chongqing, China
  • Architects: XING DESIGN
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  南京洛普, 江苏华美特金属
  • Lead Architect : Xing Xiong
  • Design Team : Boliang Chen, Fanyi Tang, Meizi Ren, Weiqiao Lin, Jia Zhan, Jinru Zhao, Dao Wu, Shaoyu Li, Shuangzhi He, Yong Chen, Yuchu Wang, Chuchu Wu
  • Client : Terminus Group
  • Construction Drawing Design : General Research Institute of Architecture & Planning Design CO. LTD CHONGQING UNIVERSITY
  • City : Chongqing
  • Country : China
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AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography
metal walls reflecting the green environment. Image © Shengliang Su

Text description provided by the architects. AI PARK, the pilot zone of Terminus Group’s AI CITY, is an exciting project designed by XING DESIGN, Shanghai. A global leading AI smart service provider, Terminus Group is devoted to high-quality products focused on AI cities, sustainable development, and robotics. As the prologue of AI CITY, AI PARK is an experimental base for urban experiences, Research and Development testing, and human-robot interactions.

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography
AI park inserted into landscape. Image © Shengliang Su
AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography
walls following the terrain. Image © Shengliang Su

“Chips” Inserted into the Earth. AI PARK is located by Fengming Lake in Chongqing Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. It consists of a set of chip-like metal walls, which are inserted into the undulating terrain and point perpendicularly to the water bank. These walls integrate robotic ramps, hardware equipment, servers, shafts, outlets, and supporting structures. Labs are distributed in between the walls. Other spaces including courtyards are thus freely organized between the walls as they interconnect, overlap, and share views towards the waterfront. “Chips” inserted into the Earth elaborates the mission of Terminus, which focuses on AIoT (Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things) and the smart system of regulating and controlling urban spaces.

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography, Cityscape
lighting in walls. Image © Arch Nango

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography
night scene of the park entrance. Image © Shengliang Su

TACOS (Terminus AI CITY Operating System), being tested and developed in the AI park, is the OS of AI CITY. It also builds the digital twin of AI PARK, which is iterated and evolving simultaneously. Smart space relies on the smart software and hardware industry, the evolution of traditional industries like engineering, and even disciplines as architecture and social management. We, as architects, are also involved.

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography, Facade
staggered walls. Image © Shengliang Su
AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography, Facade
smoke vent next to the wall. Image © Arch Nango

AI PARK is progressive, experimental, but also “incomplete” because it is designed to be modified and expanded to meet future demands. Here, the idea is turning into reality.

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography, Facade, Handrail
stairs in the courtyard. Image © Shengliang Su

A Journey with robots. Just as walking upright demands the construction of stairs, the way robots move also shapes architectural spaces. Thus, AI PARK implements a series of ramps to ensure that all levels are accessible for robots manufactured by Terminus, which are based on the wheeled axle chassis.

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Interior Photography, Windows, Handrail
robot ramps integrated in walls. Image © Arch Nango

For instance, robot charging stations and robot parking areas are found at the entrance of AI PARK. Visitors are directed by robots to cross the corridor into an enclosed entrance courtyard as if they have arrived at another universe. This journey continues as one enters the building.

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Interior Photography
enclosed courtyard entrance. Image © Shengliang Su
AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Chair
auditorium. Image © Shengliang Su

A future between architecture, machines, and robots. In 1923, Le Corbusier wrote " A house is a machine for living in" to challenge the conventional architectural ethics. Yet the relationship between machine and architecture is far more profound than a kind of "formal style" or "aesthetic preference".

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography, Facade
courtyard with water view. Image © Shengliang Su

Nowadays, it is hard to imagine new buildings without HVAC, elevators, water supply, EL&ELV, or network coverage since architecture is heavily shaped by technology and innovation. In the future, technologies like smart space OS, robots, robotized building components will be as common as masonry, reinforced concrete, low-E glass, and escalators. In the future, architecture will be shaped by both humans and machines. Besides being a co-user of space, robots can have an impact in a greater way: to be a part of the architecture. The story of architecture, machines, and humans has just begun.

AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography
charging station ramps. Image © Arch Nango
AI PARK / XING DESIGN - Exterior Photography
charging station for robots. Image © Shengliang Su

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Address:Fengming Lake Park, Chong Chongqing Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Chongqing, China

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Cite: "AI PARK / XING DESIGN" 17 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/973564/ai-park-xing-design> ISSN 0719-8884

incomplete architectural form for future expansion. Image © Shengliang Su

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