Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center Development, Liaoning Building, Chinese Architecture

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center, China

Liaoning Province Building – design by Vector Architects

23 Aug 2013

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center

Design: Vector Architects

Location: Bayuquan, Liaoning Province, China

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center
photo from Shu He Photo, Shengliang Su

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center

In the summer of 2012, we were invited by Vanke Group to design their exhibition centre in a seashore park at Bayuquan, Yingkou, China. We tried to explore 2 kinds of relationship within the design – the relationship between space and the scenery, and the relationship between public and private.

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center
photo : Shu He Photo, Shengliang Su

1, Between space and scenery

The site is flat and vast, with the endless ocean view at one side. The “height” and “distance”, consequently, becomes the key factors through the concept generating process. We set up an observatory platform on the roof of the building, where people could enjoy the maximum view of the landscape.

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center
photo : Shu He Photo, Shengliang Su

The climbing progress from the grade level to the top platform is the indivisible prelude of the entire spatial experience. Starting with a gentle ramp, visitors will go through a preserved gingko grove, before walking into the inner space carving out of the architectural volume. After going up along a defined stair space, eventually they arrives at the top level, turning around, facing the bondless ocean in the distance.

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center
photo : Shu He Photo, Shengliang Su

The platform is enclosed at 2 sides and the top, but fully open to the sea. Such a directional gesture assists to relate the limited place to the endless landscape, and mentally diffuse the boundary between the near and far, small and vast.

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center
photo : Shu He Photo, Shengliang Su

The surface of the space, made of the matt finished aluminium panel, bounces the light and colour from the environment to inside, through different season, climate, and the time of the day, subtly changing the ambience of the space. The perforated wall facing east, acting as a time machine, casts the ever-shifting pattern of light and shadow to the platform, following the course of the sun.

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2, Between public and private

By establishing such a platform, we hope to build up a positive relationship between the public visitors and the program of the client’s brand presence. The platform is completely open to the public, and the climbing ramp and stair system is independent from the interior circulation, which could avoid the interfering by each other. Following their own path, both public and private users have the chance to meet up at the platform.

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People could relax here, feeling the ocean breeze, taking photos with their friends and family, and being served by the brewery restaurant at the 3 rd floor. Occasionally, concerts and musicals take place at the platform at night time, making such a place as a focal point of the public activities at the seashore park.

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photos : Shu He Photo, Shengliang Su

Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Centre – Building Information

Location: Bayuquan, Liaoning Province, China
Client: Vanke Group
Architect: Vector Architects
Design-partner-in-charge: Gong Dong
Project Advisor: Nan Wang, Yue Han, Xiangdong Kong
Project Architect: Bin He
Design Team: Chen Liang, Qifeng Wang, Zhimin Zhou, Jian Wang, Mary Jane Kwan, Pingdong Sun, Feng Xu, Qing Chang
Structure: Steel Structure
Material: Timber Veneer Panel, Aluminium Panel, Stone Panel, Bamboo Slate, Terrazzo
Building Area: 2,000 sqm
Structural & MEP Engineer: Dalian Urban Construction Design & Research Institute
Photograph: Shu He Photo, Shengliang Su
Design Period: 06/2012 – 01/2013
Construction Period: 10/2012 – 05/2013

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