Jiaxing Island

Jiaxing / China / 2016

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JIAXING ISLAND: AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR CHINESE URBANISM


MORE Architecture and AIM Architecture offer bold antidote to repetition and large scale


嘉兴岛:中国城市化的另一种模版


拒绝重复,拒绝臃肿,MORE恺慕建筑与AIM建筑的大胆尝试


 


Jiaxing Island, a mixed use building designed by Shanghai-based offices MORE Architecture and AIM Architecture, challenges the traditional notions of urbanisation in China. By literally placing public space in the centre of their project, the architects created a truly people-oriented architecture.


以挑战中国传统城市化概念为缘起,两家位于上海的欧洲建筑事务所——MORE恺慕建筑和AIM建筑设计携手打造了“嘉兴岛”综合体项目。这座以公共区域为核心的都市综合体真正实现了以人为本的设计愿景。


On the fringe of quickly urbanizing Jiaxing, a 1 million inhabitant city between Shanghai and Hangzhou, this complex finds itself in a ferociously dynamic context – where the countryside has been replaced by industrial zones and residential compounds in less than a decade. This radical transformation has had an immense impact of the scale of the urban fabric: from S to XL in less in ten years’ time.


嘉兴市拥有近一百万居民,位于快速城市化的上海和杭州之间。过去十年间,“嘉兴岛”项目所在的郊野已经逐渐被工业区和住宅区填满,激进的变化使得城市规模在短短十年间发生了从S到XL的剧烈膨胀。


Jiaxing Island is an antidote and alternative to these ubiquitous developments, by creating a human scale, mixed use environment with an emphasis on public space. The building complex consists of eight volumes merged into one building, offering a myriad of programs, uses, experiences…


嘉兴岛综合体具有宜人的尺度,在强调公共空间的同时满足了综合功能对环境的要求,对无处不在的开发和扩张所带来的问题提供了一种解决方案。该项目将八块体量糅合进一座整体结构,容纳了多重功能和体验。


The use of the building is extremely diverse – office, hotel, gallery, restaurants, kindergarten, sports – and these are divided over different buildings surrounding a central square, creating an urban village.


建筑包含了非常多的功能:办公、酒店、画廊、餐厅、幼儿园、体育设施,这些功能围绕中心的广场分布,集合成为一座城市村庄。


The square forms the heart of this village, with its public facilities – restaurants, gallery, kindergarten, shop – opening to it. The generous stairs which connect the square to an underground conference centre that can be used as an open air auditorium. Since the square is car free, it is a great place for children to play.


广场是这座村庄的心脏,包含了诸多开放式的公共设施:餐厅、画廊、幼儿园和商铺。通过宽敞的楼梯,人们可以从广场进入地下层的会议中心,会议中心也可以作为露天的礼堂。机动车无法进入广场,从而为在这里聚会活动的人们提供了安全的公共环境。


The building mixes functions as much as possible by interconnecting the volumes on the second floor. Walking through this bridge one passes through a multitude of programs and activities: a flower garden, a contemporary art gallery, a hotel, an office, people having dinner, people swimming…


通过与二层空间相连,建筑内的各种功能实现了最大程度上的衔接与互动。步行桥完善了整体的动线,人们能够充分体验到各种各样的功能和活动:花园、当代艺术画廊、酒店、办公、就餐的人和游泳的人……


The architecture of the building is diverse and multi layered. The façade, made of Spanish sandstone, is closed in the alleys leading to the square, but rich and varied on the square and towards its surroundings. The voids and atriums in every volume create variations in views and perspectives.


多元而富有层次的建筑形式也是项目的一大亮点。立面采用西班牙砂岩,随着空间的不断深入而发生丰富的层次变化。不同体块内的间隙和中庭也制造出变化的视角,为视觉体验带来更多的趣味。


Jiaxing Island challenges a couple of classic urban notions in China: the enormous scale, the north-south orientation, the car-dominated streets, the square as an expression of power. And by literally placing the public space at the heart of the project, the building ultimately mixes people…


巨大的规模、南北朝向、机动车为主的车道、表达权利的广场……针对这一系列典型问题,嘉兴岛项目以满足人的需求和体验为目的,强调了公共空间的核心地位。


Design:


MORE Architecture: Daan Roggeveen, Robert Chen, Jaime Fernández Rosa, Adrián Briega Muñoz, Xue Guangjie, Emilio Wang, Cherie Cheung, Stephen Kwok, Ma Yuanrong, Wang Bizhou


AIM Architecture: Vincent de Graaf, Wendy Saunders, Alejandro Felipe, Jane Ji, Dong Ker, Mavis Li, Jiao Yan, Zhou Min, Fredrik Garpenfelt, Allan Yin 

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    JIAXING ISLAND: AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR CHINESE URBANISM MORE Architecture and AIM Architecture offer bold antidote to repetition and large scale 嘉兴岛:中国城市化的另一种模版 拒绝重复,拒绝臃肿,MORE恺慕建筑与AIM建筑的大胆尝试   Jiaxing Island, a mixed use building designed by Shanghai-based offices MORE Architecture and AIM Architecture, challenges the traditional notions of urbanisation in China. By literally placing public space in the centre of their project, the architects created a truly...

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Client Jiaxing Huazhang Reals Estate Ltd.
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Office Buildings / Conference Centres / Hotel/Resorts / Restaurants
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