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Location:  Taiyuan, China

Type: Architecture Design

Design Team: Ruggero Baldasso with Riccardo Bandera / Elisabetta Marchese / Riccardo Pellizzon

Design Time: 2010



设计团队: Ruggero Baldasso with Riccardo Bandera / Elisabetta Marchese / Riccardo Pellizzon



Programmatically, the sliding of the floors on the surface of the hill splits the conventional vertical stacking of the functions and puts them on a tilted flat surface aiming to increment people proximity and interaction. The circulation system and its indoor open space mezzanines, the outdoor green plateaus and the agenda of the building aim to facilitate social gathering and communication between its users.




Broadly speaking, the facility is devoted to student recreation and socialization. The building contains a theater, a conference hall, lounges, playrooms, indoor sport facilities, meeting rooms, art ateliers and exhibitions, administrative offices, plazas, a courtyard, etc. In addition, an auditorium and an outdoor arena can be used for theater performances, movie projections, band concerts, and other related attractions.




Above the ground floor, a system of open-air plateaus and courtyards supply the chance for outdoor facilities such as sculpture exhibitions or dance performances on its roofs.




The building is intended as fully sustainable both for its energy needs [photovoltaics and solar panels], and for its ecological standards [materials, use of resources, passive thermal design, etc.].




The student center will have to clearly display its sustainable devices and educate people to real applied ecological rules. A projective and stimulating approach to sustainable techniques and technologies will have to be faced in the further stages of design.




The facade, intended as a system of retaining walls, intends to integrate the building with the rear hill. The horizontal aluminum texture of the front aims to screen the scale of the building trying to transform it into a geometrical object in dialogue with the landscape.




In its section the building is an overlapped folded space that tries to create the fiction of a free volume, becoming the stage for a stock of diverse situations and experiences.



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