The project is located in the west of Xike Netease Science and Technology Park, Binjiang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, just one way from Alibaba. The whole building is divided into three parts in a vertical direction, with 1 floor as a shared public service space, 2-6 floors as a joint office space, and 7-15 floors as a rental apartment. Our design task is 1-6 layers of overall space design and 7-15 storey apartment public space design.The interior of the original building features a lighting atrium and a sightseeing elevator as the main spatial features and equipment. With the sightseeing elevator slowly go up, you will feel like space is static when you facing indifference atrium facade. This original structure and visual experience determine our design work start from the facade, use inward operation method to create a small “complex”.In the design strategy, we did not start with a certain style, but insisted on doing work on the flat and the facade, and then intervening in the space form and materials. We trying to use the vertical linkage of the atrium to activate the linkage between the functions of each layer. In turn, it forms a concentric atmosphere of shared space, which is also a response to the future development plan of Binjiang District.
In the current era of urban renewal, what attitude and method should take to respond to space is the basic question for every designer. For renovation projects, we always insist on adapting measures to local conditions, finding problems from facts and solving problems strategically, rather than deliberately “original”. Due to various reasons of the project, major facade and local space schemes have undergone disruptive changes in the end, and some details we care about have not been completed. Compared with spatial subjects, style is not the most critical. The main function of design is not to create details and styles, but to create more subjective value, so that details can be formed naturally, rather than deliberately fabricated. Design under limited conditions is a basic skill. It is not a narrow compromise to adapt to local conditions. On the contrary, projects with limited conditions will also enable designers to maintain a more clam attitude and pay more attention to basic issues in the design process.