Centennial Shameen Architecture Activation by Way Architects

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Centennial Shameen

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Architecture Activation

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by the local context, the texture of the sandy floor contrasts with the black stone. The horizontal of the three kinds of grain on the stones interspersed with the white volume, which implies the historical meaning of Shamian which washed by the water of the time immemorial Pearl River.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Located at No.41 Shamian Street on the central axis of Shamian Island, the project was built in 1862 with a history of 159 years. Adhering to the concept of protecting and reusing the historical buildings, this project transforms it into a multifunctional composite cultural space that can accommodate different scenes, for example, cultural art exhibition, and tea house for the community.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
New materials, new forms of design, and the newest lighting techniques are added to the classical space, interactive with the old pillar system; new things do not adhere to the old structure, and the relationship between the new and the old is clear.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in May 2020 and finished in January 2021 in Shameen Island, Guangzhou, China.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The exterior of the building retains its original style: within the symmetrical form, precise proportions of doors and windows, and rich moldings lines. By now, stepping into the gate of Ceremonial sense will absolutely open up a new spatial experience.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Taking advantage of the 4.55 meter's high ceiling height in the 260 square-meters room, a steel interlayer is inserted to add different layers. It added a mezzanine space with an independent frame structure locally to make full use of the existing space to create more possibilities.

TAGS:
Architecture, renovation, culture, building, public space

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Awakening the long-term dormant state of this historical building, it has become an open public space integrated into the urban context and reconnecting the community. The language of the space is concise and lively, and the space still playing the pure beauty of decoration.

CHALLENGE:
Using a section of space as a transition for the entrance, outstanding from the old sense of form; on top of the uses of spacial transition at the entrance, it added new material and design techniques to emphasize the difference, and thus collision between the old and the new style has begun.

ADDED DATE:
2021-06-18 01:11:55

TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Design Director: Keven Wong, Design Director: Fanmie and Lead Designer: Chow Hou Hong

IMAGE CREDITS:
Way Architects, 2021.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://t.hk.uy/xca
CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
WAY Architects

PROFILE:
WAY Architects, consisting of a group of architects who have the courage to break through the conventions. They regard architecture as an organic living body, activate the inherent mutation genes of the project through their unique design method, make the building take root in each specific environment, continue to serve the city, and care the users. The office is located in Dongshan Xinhepu, a well-known historical and cultural area of Guangzhou. It retains the century-old villas of the Republic of China, which is different from the large-scale complex in the city. Here you can feel the warm red brick and the comfortable climate of the south Green. WAY Architects take root in Lingnan and cultivate deeply in the Greater Bay Area.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Centennial Shameen Architecture Activation by Way Architects is a Nominee in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Centennial Shameen Architecture Activation by Way Architects is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2021 - 2022.



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