As one of the first countries in the world to produce textiles, China has a profound cultural heritage in textile technology and history.This project is located in Deqing county, Hangzhou. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, there was an office which providing textiles for the imperial palace in Hangzhou. Meanwhile, Deqing county is located along the Beijing-Hangzhou grand canal and occupies a favorable geographical position for the development of textile industry. Deqing has several hundred years of textile history and is also an important silk weaving industry region in China.
First Runner-Up – International Interior Design Awards 2020
Firm | Kris Lin International Design
Designer | Kris Lin
Project Category | Public Building Interior Built
Project Team | Kris Lin, Jiayu Yang
Country | China
Photographer/Copyright | ©Kris Lin International Design
This case is an urban renewal and renovation project. It is the site of a long-established blanket factory. It has witnessed the development of the prosperous Jiangnan textile industry. However, it is impossible to keep up with the pace of urban development and gradually disintegrate. In the design of the project, the designer respects the original culture and residual status of the space, and equips it with modern diversified functional spaces to inject new vitality into this space.
The case can be divided into two major areas: the historical exhibition hall and the community art center.The Community Art Center is a youth art activity center for young people. It also has the function of a library. The historical exhibition hall is mainly used for display and promote the history and culture development of Leidian textile industry. This space can also be used as the venue for various artistic activities in the later use and let the people who come here feel the story and inheritance of the space.
The main body of the space follows the architectural structure of the old factory building, and uses the architectural symbols of the broken lines to integrate the building into the interior to form an organic unity.It is like an art gallery that exists in a box.The line-shaped roof makes the space more visually malleable. The light strips above the reception desk follow the roof, as if a huge textile machine and let the space cross through history and lead people to regain the memory of history.
The roof of the art gallery continues the historical elements. The designer translate the yarn elements of the textile machine into a modern design language, combined with the light to present the top and façade design of the space. It seems to tell the centuries-old textile culture of Deqing County.