The Light Cube Multifunctional Public Serivce by Nelson Tam

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
The Light Cube

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Multifunctional Public Serivce

INSPIRATION:
The building facade system is like the Chinese traditional craft ivory carvings, which fully shows the changes of illusory and reality and light and shadow. The glazed curtain walls with flowing shades and shadows have created natural inter connectivity between interior and exterior of the building through its facades, which deliver great modern and artistic sense of space The design has built relations between building and light by means of utilization, optimization and celebration of light.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The light cube serves as an important public function and is responsible for holding the annual CIOE, an complement to the functions of the surrounding districts. It adopts the design of a unique geometric metal truss as the facade that can reduce 30% of the air conditioning energy consumption; a more than 250 meters reception hall integrated the public transport routes, also connected the 37 meters high three story Exhibition Center; the leading innovation in vertical transportation planning in China is here to ensure high efficiency in logistics loading/unloading in each layer.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The project meets requirements of the clients on scale of functional areas with limited land occupation, the architectural design complies with overall city planning and complements urban skyline of the area. The building fully reflects our understanding and application of design criteria of light. It has expressed the pursuit of sense of technology and modernity externally, and achieved energy conservation and emission reduction effect by means of light utilization and optimization internally.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project is situated in central area of Optics Valley New City, Donghu New Technology Industrial Development Zone, Wuhan. It is located on the northwest corner of High Tech Avenue and the 6th Optics Valley Road, to the north of High Tech Avenue, to the south of the 1st Jiufeng Road, to the west of the 6th Optics Valley Road, and to the east of Songtao Road. According to the land use plan, the project occupies a land area of 359.34 mu (1 mu equals to 0.0667 hectares), with net land occupation of around 260 mu.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The glazed curtain walls with flowing shades and shadows have created natural interconnectivity between interior and exterior of building through its facades, which deliver modern and artistic sense of space. Design intention of light cube is to give light form and integrate light and space. However, the intangible, colorless and formless light is just as ethereal as space; the design has built relations between building and light by means of utilization, optimization and celebration of light.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
A more than 250 meters registration hall integrated the public transport routes, as well as connected the 37 meters high three-storey Exhibition Center; the leading innovation in vertical transportation planning in China is here to ensure high efficiency in logistics loading/unloading in each layer. Ice-storage system make ices by valley load power at night and storage them in ice storage unit, and release the stored cold energy through ice melting during day time.

TAGS:
Convention, Exhibition, Optics Valley, Light, WSP ARCHITECTS

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The light cube consists of convention & exhibition center, conference center, banquet hall, media reception center, registration hall and other spaces. Under condition of limited land occupation, which is designed as a three-storey building, first and second floors are used for exhibition, while the third floor is used for conferences. Two exhibition floors are connected by registration hall to the south. Exhibition part has got 6 big exhibition halls, which can be separated or used as a whole.

CHALLENGE:
The client needs to design a high standard exhibition and conference center in the new Optics Valley Central City for annual CIOE to be held in Donghu New Technology Industrial Development Zone. With land occupation of only 5.4 hectare, a convention and exhibition center with floor area of around 70,000m2 as well as affiliated hotel with floor area of approximately 20,000 m2 need to be created. In addition, the convention and exhibition center needs to have net exhibition area of some 20,000 m2, and accommodate 1,200 standard stands.

ADDED DATE:
2019-02-25 09:40:56

TEAM MEMBERS (13) :
Gang Wu, Ling Chen, Nelson Tam, Kun Ma , Fei Yu , Lubo Sui , Yazhi Pei , Peigang Sun , Long Li , Nana Zhang , Zeyang Zhang , Tianming Zhao and Kang Ye

IMAGE CREDITS:
Feng Shao

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
WSP ARCHITECTS

PROFILE:
WSP is an international innovation-oriented creative architectural design institute with Class A architectural design qualification. It is also one of top 10 international architectural design institutes in China and the first-class brand in the architectural design in China. Founded in 1996 in Munich, WSP has accomplished over 300 high-quality buildings across 40 major cities in China. In these years, WSP accumulated rich experience in large project operation and acquires numerous clients and strategic partners. WSP provides service in the urban commercial complex, modern quality residence, industrial real estate and headquarters of hi-tech enterprises, urban design, Hospitality, healthcare and rehabilitation and other fields. It sets up a standard and an example for design of enterprise headquarters in China. Its professional advantages, excellent creativity and pioneering design concept are widely recognized among the society and the industry. It has won over 100 national and international renowned awards. The design concepts of 'Walkable City©', 'Four-dimensional Architecture©' and 'Five Elements Park©' developed by WSP have obtained the certificate of the National Copyright Administration of China. Under the guidance of four international building experts – Wu Gang, Zhang Ying, Chen Ling and Knud Rossen, WSP has professional teams of over 100 members in Munich, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hefei. It has always maintained its leading status in terms of creative design capability. It creates the sustainable operation process of “global design principal team + process-based design management + enterprise operation”, based on a platform for whole-industry-chain resource integration platform and active participation by experts in different fields, which can precisely master the customer demands, and guarantee the high quality and innovation in each project.

NOMINATION DETAILS

The Light Cube Multifunctional Public Serivce by Nelson Tam is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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The Light Cube Multifunctional Public Serivce by Nelson Tam is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2018 - 2019.



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