不存在的房屋——平度万科住宅文化馆 Vanke Residential Culture Center, Pingdu-The Building That Does Not Exist
image © Jong Oh Kim
所有图片及文字来源：履露斋建筑设计事务所（IROJE Architects & Planners)
摄影：Jong Oh Kim
Architects: Seung H-Sang/IROJE Architects & Planners
Location: Pingdu, Shandong, China
Gross Floor Area: 3000 m2
Building Area: 2340.80 m2
Photographer: Jong Oh Kim
因为拥有数千年的历史，我们试图去寻找历史遗迹。但令人遗憾的是进入民国以后的住宅及政府楼都是忽视原来的记忆建造的。经过几番波折，我们找到了古代地图，庆幸当时的很多道路至今依然存在。以这些时空为线索，“地文(land⁃script)”为主题，我们先完成了总体规划，并命名为“平度历史地区再生计划(Ping⁃du Historical Area Regeneration Plan)”。
Pindu is a small city with 1.5-million populations and of 3000 years’ history. Located in the northern outskirts of Qingdao, this city has recently experienced rapid urbanization. The government offices moved from the downtown area to the new town area and their master plan to develop the old main streets was launched.
People expected that they would find relics of ancient times in this old city of several thousand years’ history and unfortunately, they realized that the apartment houses and government offices built there had already ruined all of the relics. However, a fortunate thing is that ancient maps shows that many of the old roads are still used. So based on this framework, a master plan for urban restoration was established focusing on “landscript” and named Pingdu Historical Area Regeneration Plan.
Vanke Group that took charge of the regeneration plan requested to redesign the first building to use it as a housing culture center for public relations of the project. The construction site was a part of the site for a small building attached to the city hall with dense woods that were all over 200~300 years old and required to be preserved. So there was no option but to build the new building on an empty land. The problem was that it was required to connect this new building to the road so that citizens can recognize it. For this, concrete frames were installed on the boundary line of the road. These concrete frames were given a function as a street gallery and connected with the building through the gallery built over the access road. However, all these structures are merely a tool that defines the spatial boundaries of the beautiful woods around the building, not existing in terms of architectural concept.