Vanke's triple V gallery in Tianjin

The Singapore office, Ministry of design, has designed the elegant show gallery

by Malcolm Clark
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The VANKE TRIPLE V GALLERY is a small corten clad pavilion designed by the Singapore office MINISTRY OF DESIGN for Vanke real estate in Tianjin, China.

The plan drawn up by the extremely demanding customer, one of the biggest real estate developers and managers in China, consisted of 3 main spaces: a centre for tourist information, an exhibition gallery and a lounge area for meetings (presumably important business meetings).

The basic triangle soars at the three corners, opening itself to visitors in different directions corresponding to the different functions. The sculptural appearance is underlined by the use of specific materials like the Cor-Ten cladding and the clear resin for the floors, but above all the absolute perfection of the juxtapositions.

The pavilion is, moreover, intended to promote the image of the customer to new potential clients. Not only this, the small but striking gallery also seeks to restore a more attractive image of the whole coastline which overlooks Dong Jiang Bay.

Unlike what we are led to believe in Europe, in this industrial region of China, the recreational  and landscape appearance of the coast still takes a back seat with respect to the industrial and commercial exploitation. Therefore, for the future development of the Chinese real estate market, the re-qualification and exploitation of some areas will be a crucial factor and this pavilion seems to mark the first steps in this direction.

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    Tianjin / China / 2011