Heavenly Water Service Center, Qingdao

Heavenly Water Service Center in Qingdao, Baiguo Mountain Building China, Chinese Parametric Design

Heavenly Water Service Center, Qingdao

Parametric Building Development in China: Architecture Project – design by Zhenfei Wang Architects

30 Aug 2017

Heavenly Water Service Center

Design: Zhenfei Wang, Architects

Location: Qingdao, China

Heavenly Water Service Center in Qingdao

Photos: Zhenfei Wang

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Service Center

INSPIRATION:
The building form was inspired by nature and by the environment. The architects try to make a building merged into nature. It tries to maximise views of the mountains and the lake, getting people close to the water and nature.

Heavenly Water Service Center Qingdao China

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The International Horticultural Exposition 2014 opened in Qingdao, as the primary architecture of the Expo area.

The building undertook multiple functions including circulation hub, activity center, restaurant, recreational landscape, cultural communication, etc. it merged into its surrounding landscape. A three-armed junction system was used to generate the architecture and landscape, the multiple routes system provide maximum visitor experience and accessibility.

Heavenly Water Service Center, Qingdao

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
People enjoy the nature while eating in the restaurants, also touch the nature while walking in the outside landscape area like roof terraces, water front decks and etc.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The building is located in Qingdao, China. The design started in April, 2012, the Construction started in Feb. 2013 and finished in June 2014.

Heavenly Water Service Center, Qingdao

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The building is mainly made of concrete, steel, glass, and aluminium panels. Parametric design was used to generate the form of the building, BIM technology was used to ensure the building quality

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Site area: 23000 m2 Floor area: 6539 m2 Building Height: 10 m Floors: 2

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Parametric design methodology was used to generate the form, 3 armed junction system was applied. The cutting edge digital fabrication was used for the façade panel making.

Heavenly Water Service Center, Qingdao

CHALLENGE:
The Baiguo Mountain and the Heavenly Water lake where the named project is located have outstanding natural landscape. The design treatment of the relationship between architecture and nature is vital to the deliverance of their organic integration. Due to the unique nature of the service centers, which have to handle large circulation flow, the design has to ensure visitors from all directions can reach the service center area swiftly. The landscape architecture form and multiple routes system was applied to overcome these issues.

TEAM MEMBERS:
Architects: Zhenfei Wang, Luming Wang ; Landscape designer: Zhenfei Wang

Heavenly Water Service Center, Qingdao

IMAGE CREDITS:
Zhenfei Wang

PROFILE:
“International Horticultural Exposition 2014” organized the event in Qingdao – http://www.hhdfun.com

AWARD DETAILS
Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2016-17.


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