Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre by Urbanlogic

Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre

Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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The task for this project for a Chinese private investor was to bring together four different typologies- studios and art production, an innovation, auctioning and event center, a hotel and an exhibition space.

Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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We chose a design that unifies the different functions under an undulating roof shape which is inspired by the curved-up eaves of the local traditional architecture.

Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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The initial requirement of creating a buffer space between the hotel and the noisy production is transformed into a virtue by making the buffer space a green central plaza that can be used for product launches and events, as well as a peaceful garden for the visitors.

Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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The courtyard theme is completed by a sculpture garden and an entrance plaza, which jointly form a sequence of open spaces, progressing from public to private just like in the Forbidden City.

Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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A screen from vertical bamboo sticks acts as a lining for each of the oval courtyards and thus distinguishes them as special from the otherwise simple and pragmatic industrial architecture.

Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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The facade is made from prefabricated concrete panels, into which patterns from the production process are engraved. Source by Urbanlogic.

Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Architects: Urbanlogic
  • Collaboration: Zhongxu Architecture Design Co. Ltd, Beijing
  • Client: Undisclosed
  • Area: 40.000m2
  • Images: Courtesy of Urbanlogic
Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
Image © Urbanlogic
Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
Image © Urbanlogic
Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
Image © Urbanlogic
Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
Ground Floor Plan
Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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Sichuan International Glass Art Factory & Innovation Centre
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