Xi’an Greenland Energy Art Center, Xianyang City Building Project, Chinese Architecture Images

Xi’an Greenland Energy Art Center in Shaanxi Province

8 Sep 2020

Xi’an Greenland Energy Art Center

Location: Xixian New Area, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province, China

Design: Lacime Architects

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

The Xi’an Greenland Energy Art Center project is designed to reveal the essence of surrounding context by changing forms. The building is seen as a dialogue with surrounding environment. Such environment refers to both current physical environment and historical unity.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

From the perspective of urban development, Xi’an, an ancient capital of the Six Dynasties, is experiencing constant changes by breaking traditional enclosed city wall and rebuilding new order of urban development.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

The project is located at the rapidly-growing Xixian New Area of Xi’an. The land sits near the major axis of Xixian and lies at the central node of the Energy Park’s major axis. With a narrow and long rectangular form, the site is close to roads on both sides and urban greenbelt in the east. Meanwhile, the building and environment fit harmoniously with each other, which dovetails with the major axis of Xixian, stimulates the vitality of historical space and becomes a “city parlor” for citizens.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

Architectural form and composition
Interwoven and superposed geometric objects of Malevich’s abstract art are used along with the rectangular site to become a form consisting of three interwoven and superposed rectangles, which lies snugly at the site. Standing in north-south direction, the three blocks in different sizes and interwoven arrangement make the site look less narrow. The block in the middle is the main entrance of the building, and the two rectangular blocks in the south and north are arranged near the middle position to make the space look wider and enhance the functionality of the building.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

At the eastern main entrance, the large terrace of the northern block and the water beneath it make up a layered and orderly space. The reddish brown zigzag-shaped slope leads people to the second floor, which adds interest to the space and enriches the façade.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

The façade features virtual-real combination. That is, “virtual” glass is combined with “real” white granite. The façade design continues to adopt Malevich’s abstract art by using white granite as the “drawing board” and glass window as the “geometry” , and partial geometry extends to the roof. The window frame is decorated in three colors (red, yellow and blue) to present a three-dimensional abstract painting of “suprematism”.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

“Integrated” spatial experience
The indoor space follows the principle of “suprematism” to create practical, flexible and integrated space.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

The simple architectural form and internal simple spatial form are complementary, as both of them constitute an “integrated” architectural spatial sequence. The open space at the main entrance highlights a sense of spaciousness. The southern discussion area is a flexible and open space, which serves the purpose of functionalism to some extent. Functional separation is carried out for the open space through components, which helps create connected yet independent small spaces. It sticks to the “integrated” principle and shows the spirit of place.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

The open book bar is connected with the peculiar terrace on the second floor and reddish brown zigzag-shaped slope, which allows external and internal space to get connected. The suspended terrace features stepped design to achieve extraordinary spatial experience.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

Materials
White granite is mainly used in the project, and its background color is greyish white dotted with grey spots. Only grayish white background can be seen in the distance, and grey spots gradually appear as the distance decreases, which enhances the details and texture.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

“Rusty steel plates” with rust stabilization treatment are used for the zigzag-shaped slope and partial façade. Rusty steel plates look yellow at first and become reddish brown finally, as rust continues to grow. They are 5-8 times the working life of common steel; besides, they are environmentally-friendly, coating-free and maintenance-friendly. These weathering resistant steel will turn golden yellow in the end, and such warm color greatly increases affinity and boosts the spirit of place.

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

Xi’an Greenland Energy Art Center, Xianyang City – Building Information

Lacime Architects
Location: Xixian New Area, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province
Owner: Greenland
Owner’s design team: Wang Meng Xu Miaorong, Chen Mingyu, Zhang Simin
Chief designers: Song Zhaoqing
Design team: Li Sheng, Liu Zhenrui, Li Yingchao, Zhang Runyang, Yu Mingming
Construction drawing design: The Institute if architecture design & research, Shenzhen university
Landscape design: Lacime landspace Design
Landspace design team: Zhang Yi, Zhang Ye, Xiang Yang, Yang Dandan, Wei Meng, Liu Mingkong
Interio design: G-Art
Floor area: 2200 sqm

Xian Greenland Energy Art Center Xianyang City

Photograph: Schran Images

Xi’an Greenland Energy Art Center in Xianyang City images / information received 080920

Location: Xixian New Area, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province, China

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