Near the Shijiufeng scenic area of Xinchang County, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, the project is located in the Andaman tourist resort. It is not an easy job to build a futuristic auditorium with hundreds of seats here. The design has tried to avoid exaggerated features from the beginning, and pursued simplistic harmony with nature to integrate the auditorium with the forest.
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Andaman Life Space
Small Building (Under Construction)
Regalia Group + Forte Design Partners
Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, China
The architect singled out natural and traditional elements such as mountains, stones, roofs, windows, and columns and reorganized them into important symbols of the new architectural form. The continuous silhouette of the traditional large roof represents the mountain range, flanked by impressive staggered walls at the front and back. Scenes ranging from the interior to the exterior, from cities to forests, are visible from the carved and hollowed window sashes and the modular columns. The east side of the building is integrated with natural river channels and villages. The deconstructed and reorganized eaves, the scattered cornices, the gray walls and heavy eaves of the Datong Academy on the other side of the road bring out the best of each other. It represents the perfect transition from traditional style to modernity. The northeast side is blended into natural landscape. It emphasizes the integration between nature and daily urban life. The shape of the auditorium varies from facade to rear. Its staggered and twisted linear roof shields the massive meeting space below, making the interior as spacious as possible.
For the functional layout, the designer compressed small-scale spaces such as administrative offices into the L-shaped annex on the northeast side of the main building. In this way, a single large-scale leisure space was created inside the main building. The layout not only gives the main building the greatest degree of plane freedom to meet the functional requirements of the pre-sales display, but also achieves the best interaction between the interior of the main building and the courtyard landscape by maximizing the setting of the floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall. At the same time, an outdoor platform with a maximum width of 8 meters is set at the entrance and on the side facing the courtyard, making one feel sheltered and protected well.
The wooden platform of the courtyard is 600 mm above the ground, so that people can sit on the platform and swing their legs freely. The overhang of the cornice and its height are both controlled at 4 m. Given the comfort of staying under the eaves, it also ensures distant views from the interior through the glass curtain wall, and the distant views are blocked by the arbor instead of by the adjacent construction sites.