Office Building Moganshan Road in Hangzhou

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Office Building Moganshan Road

Chinese Building Development – design by David Chipperfield Architects

page updated 22 Oct 2016 with new images ; 24 Nov 2014

Office Building Moganshan Road in Hangzhou

Location: Hangzhou, China

Design: David Chipperfield Architects

The ten-storey office building is located in a diversely built area on Moganshan Road near Hangzhou’s tranquil Shuyhan Park.

Moganshan Road Office Building

Within this dense context the new building asserts its object-like presence with a clear geometric form. The positioning of the slim building in the middle of the site provides spatial distance to the neighbouring buildings.

Moganshan Road Office Building

Moganshan Road Office Building

Placed above street level, the volume sits as if on a stage. Together with the modulation of the surrounding exterior space, the raised level allows for diverse transitions from the city into the building. All stone surfaces of the exterior topography are crafted from the same matt grey basalt.

Moganshan Road Office Building

The structure of the building is based on a reinforced concrete frame. The façade is clad with large copper cassettes, reflecting this structure outwards. Smaller sheet copper elements clad the area around the windows.

Moganshan Road Office Building

These smaller elements, which are manually pointed using a standing seam technique, display a degree of refinement and accentuate the surfaces within the overall structure.

Moganshan Road Office Building

The rectangular columns along the narrow side of the building enhance the slender appearance, and the lively surface of the bronze cladding gives the façade an elegant, vibrant look.

Moganshan Road Office Building

Along the perimeter of the building the structure allows for a column-free floor plan inside. Each standard floor consists of one large space, which is arranged like a ring around the central core, and each floor can be divided into two separate units.

Moganshan Road Office Building

The floor plans allow for single, group or open-plan offices and the lighting of the rooms further supports this flexibility of use. Auxiliary functions are located in the central core.

Moganshan Road Office Building

The linearity of the space, the generous ceiling heights and the large windows give the building a loft-like character. While the outer walls are plastered white, oak wood is used for the cladding of the core and the flooring.

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Office Building Moganshan Road – Building Information

Project start: 2009
Completion: 2013
Gross floor area 13,200 sqm
Client: Hangzhou Fanes Baoyuan Real Estate
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects, Berlin, Shanghai

Partner Berlin: Mark Randel
Representative Shanghai: Libin Chen
Project architects: Peter von Matuschka, Daniel Koo
Contact architect: Zhejiang Fanes Institute of Architecture Design and Management Co. Ltd.
Landscape architect: Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten
Structural engineer: Zhejiang Fanes Institute of Architecture Design and Management Co. Ltd.
Services engineer: Zhejiang Fanes Institute of Architecture Design and Management Co. Ltd.
Photography: Simon Menges

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