Xu Wei Art Museum by Lighting Design Institute of UAD

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Xu Wei

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Art Museum

INSPIRATION:
Xu Wei is a great Chinese painting and calligraphy artist. The art museum is a transformation of Xu Wei's former residence, located in Shaoxing with a history of 2,500 years. It mixes with local decent houses called Tai Men. The architecture humbly blends into the environment, like a landscape painting. The low-key lighting techniquesform a transparent, uniform and exquisiteeffect on the facades. Special interpretation modeis created to meet urban public cultural and artistic functions.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Layered expressions of distinct building materials create a proper proportion betweenvirtualityand reality, coldness and warmth, and a sense of depth of "distant and close views" of Xu Wei's ink wash painting, reproducing the purity and clearness of black and white Chinese traditional paintings. Restraining yet precise lighting highlights the night atmosphere and appreciation value of architecture and setting, balancing the relationship between light and architecture, environmentand people.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The overall low-key and elegant night view of the art museumharmonizes with the ancient city that has a history of 2,500 years,and integrates with the surrounding community and residents. Comfortable night sceneryand atmosphere createa rest and leisure space for both citizens and tourists. The art museum serves as apublic space in the city, and hidden projectionprovides different scene modes for various cultural activities.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Start:2020.9.30 Completed:2021.4.30 Location:Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
L-shaped lamp trough is hidden on the facade, and linear wall washing lamp is also concealed to brighten the wall.Tree shadows in the corridor separated from the old town create a poetic ambience, with a touch of sadness.Faint lighting illuminates the bronze statue of Xu Wei and the paintbrush in his hand.The brightness of the square is proper, leaving a tranquilvibe for the viewing platform. The square is an urban public space, and hidden projection offers possibilities for distinct scenes.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Xu Wei Art Museum: above-ground area: 5,155.5square meters, underground area: 2,841.7square meters, total: 7,997.2square meters Type:Art Museum Urban night scene lighting specification

TAGS:
Qingteng Study, The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University, Xu Wei, Art Museum, Exhibition Hall, Lighting Design

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The design team conducted in-depth research on Xu Wei's life and artistic ideals, and alsodug into local culture. The artist's personal temperament, artistic ideal and local urban aesthetic characteristics of white walls and gray tiles are blended into design techniques. In the design, Building Information Modelling (BIM), DIALux illumination calculation, on-site lamp test and demonstration are adopted for repeated calculations and tests to ensure the lighting effect.

CHALLENGE:
The project is located in the residential area of the ancient city and undertakes the functions of urban public cultural space and civic activity square. It uses light in a restraining yet precise manner, to highlight the night atmosphere and appreciation value of architecture and surroundings, and to show the charm of architecture and a sense of depth of "distant and close views" of Xu Wei's ink wash painting. It balances the relationship between lighting and architecture, landscape and people.

ADDED DATE:
2022-02-16 08:07:06

TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Chief designers: Wang Xiaodong, Zhao Yanqiu, Feng Baile, Wu Xuhui, Sun Guojun, Guan Fanghong, Fu Dongming, Other designers: Hu Huifeng, Zhang Chenfan, Jiang Lanlan, Lv Ning, Lighting design: LIGHTING DESIGN INSTITUTE of UAD, Interior design: The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. and Architectural design: The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd.

IMAGE CREDITS:
LIGHTING DESIGN INSTITUTE of UAD, Jia Fang Architectural Photography Studio, Jonathan Leijonhufvud

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
LightingDesignInstitute of UAD

PROFILE:
LightingDesignInstitute of UAD specializes in special lighting design, including urban nightscape planning, architectural lighting, landscape environment lighting, exhibition lighting and high-end decorative lighting. Since its establishment, it has provided quality services for many clients in China. During the design process, LightingDesignInstitute of UAD always focuses on the understanding of other professions, and integrates it into architecture in the most reasonable and invisible way. It widely uses important tools like software and real-scene simulation for quantity design. The lighting design team is composed of talents with various educational backgrounds, covering architecture, environmental art, architectural physics, industrial design, and electrical engineering. It is good at digging into project features and spatial spirit and adopting light and shadow techniques to realize reasonable, decent and excellent expression. In recent years, LightingDesignInstitute of UAD has led, planned and designed many domestic heavyweight lighting projects, participated in the formulation of significant provincial and ministerial standards and regulations in this sector, and won numerous awards at home and abroad, such as Zhejiang Construction Science & Technology Award, Asian Lighting Design Awards, A+ Awards (Jury Winner), A' Design Award (Silver), London Design Awards (Silver), and Lighting Design Awards (Winner).

NOMINATION DETAILS

Xu Wei Art Museum by Lighting Design Institute of Uad is a Nominee in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

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Xu Wei Art Museum by Lighting Design Institute of Uad is Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category, 2021 - 2022.



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