1785m is the result of the substitution of an infrastructure like an airport, for another infrastructure also with global influence like a cross-border space of competition. A benchmark on the Bidasoa river estuary which suggests tourism as a catalyst for economic, social and environmental change in the region. A project capable of managing and mobilizing a “glocal” network, that allows to implement a sustainable format of tourism acting as a new experience gatherer and offering that hybrid and complex leisure offer that works as a point of attraction for both local and global tourism.
The design challenge of this project is to balance the visual penetration and keep the sense of security at the same time. How to reserve four old Comphor trees in this site is also the issue. The designer tries to hierarchy the boundaries as the design strategy. The 5 concrete walls overlap each other and placed unparalleled by the big trees. They create transitional spaces for wandering and planting between the public field. For people both inside and outside, the walls become the canvas of shadows and light.
Design Concept Reconstructing a brand new style of the space with modern approach, the design blends the clear and refined ancient rhyme into the elegant space, creating a poetic atmosphere as described in the Chinese poetry from Tang Dynasty, “Your villa lies in a deep seluded gloom, who won't be a hermit in your room?”
The urban farm was developed based around its functional requirements. The classroom, which was strategically located to avoid the interrupting the facade from ground level, required the only structure. This structure was placed in position to maximize sun shading in the hottest months. Circulation and other functions were then placed around the axis created by this multifunctional class area. The idea was to simply superimpose the traditional stagnant farm grid with the best angle for sun protection and discover how they would interact.
The civic nature of the project is the starting point for design creativity, moving from management to service, and the role of buildings and squares in the Administrative Service center is changing subtly. The Square maintains the order and image of the administrative space to meet the public's understanding of administrative public management. Through the grid of the tree array to define the overall sense of order in space. The staggered boundary and scale refinement area of the grid becomes the main place of stay and activity, forming a "living room" in the life of the citizen.
The project uses water as the interface to generate multiple sections, echoing the village mode of Sleeping on Water in Taiping Book Town, and providing complete functions of Working, Living, Touring. The design quotes the concept of Taking Root in the Earth. The Library above the atrium visually leads the architecture group of the Literary Courtyard. Its vertical traffic becomes an extended corridor inside the building, which connects the entrance, exit and vertical flows, and weaves various scattered interior spaces.
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