(*)100 case in 100 giorni con 100 architetti, cioe’ ORDOS 100: 100 giovani architetti emergenti selezionati dallo studio di architettura Herzog & de Meuron per realizzare un progetto molto ambizioso: la costruzione di 100 case in 100 giorni in Mongolia e precisamente ad Ordos, una città con una popolazione di un milione e 400 mila abitanti. Jian Yuan Water Engineering è il promotore mentre il masterplan sarà coordinato dall’artista ed architetto cinese Ai Weiwei / Fake Design.
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As a starting point for our design a solid brick volume was cut up diagonally into different slices, creating a series of autonomous volumes with different sizes and characteristics. On the ground floor these strips are interconnected through wide passages, generating a complex multidirectional space in which all the day activities take place. Above this level the night activities are organized. Here the master bedroom, guestrooms or spaces for the workers find their own individual islands. Below ground level the dwelling guards his swimming pool, areas for massage, fitness and sauna in a triangular hypostyle hall only reached by daylight in its far most corner point. Towards the outside the building presents itself as a simple composition intersected by small strips of stepped topography.
The wooden window framing towards the south opens up the building towards its own protective walls, realizing a rather introvert and narcissistic composition. From different angles the building presents itself as a brick fortress, as a rhythm of separate elements or as a sequence of glazed surfaces.
Architectural Design: PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles)
Collaborators: Karel Vancura, Diana León, Iván Villegas, Diego Escamilla