The project is located in building 7, Jiangsu Intelligent Manufacturing New City Park, Xinglong Street, Nanjing. The project building used to be a well-known industrial workshop of Nanjing. The renovation design hopes to carry out commercial renewal based on full respect of the historical context.
Using the old building as a container in order to carry new space and different functions, this project creates a new mode of "art salon complex".
Two "boxes", colored in black and white, are introduced in this renovation project, which respond to the open extroverted functional space and the private introverted functional space respectively, combining form and function perfectly.
Taking open art space as the design purpose, the extroverted "box" contains multiple functions flexibly, such as hair dressing, coffee and leisure space, forming a dynamic and positive interface within public spaces. The introverted "box", on the other hand, is in a relatively closed area, forming a static private space suitable for business negotiation. The office and reception functions are embedded in it, creating a quiet and comfortable atmosphere.
Acting as the transition zone of different functional areas, the gap space between the two "boxes" is where the artistry of space can be experienced. The gap space has the effect of gray space at the same time, drawing up the boundaries of each area. Its semi-open nature makes the integration of sharing and privacy more harmonious and natural.
An arcade runs through the interior and exterior spaces of the project, integrating space and time. For one thing, it spatially connects functional areas such as lobby, stairs, barber area, VIP area and employee rest area. For another, through the visual guidance of this arcade, people at the outdoor space, which is filled with historical memories, can feel the brand-new experience of redefined indoor spaces, and sense a dialogue of time between the old and the new.
The interior space is mainly in black and white, using steel plate and terrazzo to create a rough texture, integrated with modern fashion elements, and decorated with wood veneers to make the space lighter. The use of mirrors, together with line lamps, greatly extends the space, forming visual tension of the inner space. Furniture conforming to the place characteristics is selected to highlight the space theme and design motif, and further integrate the visual elements of the interior space.
As for the renovation of building facades and outer space, a relatively restrained design attitude is adopted, in order to respect the current situation of the site, carrying out partial renewal of the building facades. Through concise and lively design methods, the site is redefined to achieve the connection and integration of the interior and the exterior.
The original brick walls, concrete structure and metal roof are retained, forming a positive contrast with the newly introduced black steel plate and glass curtain wall. The landscape design of the outdoor space follows the principle of respecting the context of the place, and focuses on the key spaces such as the entrances, external display areas and leisure areas. By creating a dialogue between the building and the surrounding environment, the design echoes the motif of industrial architecture and sublimates the site memory.
Preserving historical memory and injecting new energy to create a combination of the new and the old, also means finding a balance of building a functional "art salon complex" and enhancing the sense of space experience. The renovation design follows this principle in the process of architectural renewal and function transformation, reproducing the artistic essence of space, and letting people feel the flow and continuity of spatial memory.
Project title: V + salon renovation design of building 7, Jiangsu Intelligent Manufacturing New City Park
Project site: Building 7, Jiangsu Intelligent Manufacturing New City Park, Xinglong Street, Nanjing
Design area: 650 ㎡
Design company: Fan Architectural Firm (FANAF)
Project Leader: Gong Huan, Jin Xin
Design team: Wu Jingyao, Zhong Shaoqiu, Wu Jiayu, Lu Yue
Structure design: Li Liang
Design scope: exterior facade renovation, indoor hard decoration, soft decoration, lighting, VI, art, landscape design
Design cycle: 2021.11-2021.12
Construction cycle: 2021.12-2022.2
Author: Gong Huan, Wu Jingyao, Wen Xin
Photography: ingalley Jin Xiaowen, LOG PHOTO