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这一项目的业主是几位喜爱当代艺术的本地人，希望让这座美术馆成为推进年轻艺术家的平台。美术馆主要的两个功能是艺术展示和艺术家居所。我们的设计寻求一个开放、根植于本地文化，并且具有精神性的建筑。在这个项目中，建筑与艺术的媒介不同，却试图与展示其中的艺术达到同样目的 – 人在其中，憬然有悟。
建筑体量呈U型，让人联想到当地人熟悉的三合院。U型体量环抱出一个朝东外向型的庭院，欢迎公众、吸纳外面的活动。一条没有阻隔的公共路线 – 从道路到庭院，再到错落的屋顶的最高处 – 使屋顶和立面的界限变得模糊，成为街道的延续，提供充足的室外活动和展示的场地。
SPRING ART MUSEUM
Site: Songzhuang, Beijing China
Size: 4700 sqm
Time of Completion: Oct. 2015
Project Architect: Di Shaohua
Team: Zhang Xiaodong, Liu Xing, Di Xiangjie, Feng Jiancheng, Feng Shuxian, He Feng, Wang Boyu
Photographer: Xia Zhi, Jin Fengzhe, Zhou Ruogu, Praxis d’Architecture
Our clients for this project are from local who believe in contemporary art, and intended the museum to be a platform to promote young artists. The two main programs of the museum are art exhibition and artist residence. In the design we sought a piece of architecture that is open, culturally rooted, and arousing a feeling of sublimity, which we believe, although through different means, shares the same purpose as the art it accommodates.
Located next to a lake, the site marks the east end of a cluster consisting of art exhibition spaces and artist studios. The lake is to the north, and in the south right adjacent is Song Zhuang Museum. The site is below the road level at south and east and surrounded by parapet at maximum 2m high.
The building massing was resolved into a U shape that recalls traditional triple house courtyard familiar to the local people. The courtyard faces a road on the east side and provides entries to the main exhibition spaces. There is an uninterrupted path from the road level to the courtyard and then all the way to the roof, which facilitates outdoor art display, draws activities in and blurs the boundary between roof and facade.
Raised by 1.6m above the road level in the south and east, the courtyard is roof to the ground floor to be entered from north and west. Two sunken gardens punctuate one level down to reach the earth, allowing big trees to grow out, as well as providing natural light and ventilation to the ground floor that holds some dark spaces, a lounge, and several studios for resident artists.
The roof comprises a series of stepped terraces, and the height difference allows skylight into major exhibition spaces in which the ceiling profile corresponds to that of the roof. The spaces with various heights and proportions allow flexibility in exhibiting art. Aluminum gridded hanging ceiling is chosen to conceal structure, MEP equipment and integrate natural light and artificial light into a uniformed materiality to achieve a clean, consistent and neutral atmosphere optimized for showing art.
To receive outside views from inside was one of the aspirations of the design. The views are attentively revealed through a few precious protruding windows in the major exhibition spaces, making room for one to contemplate on the sight of reality before returning to art.
The exterior wall is applied with wall tile that is economical and readily available in the local market, the tiling style, however, shows a refined materiality that is in contrast to the surroundings, and further speaks of fluidity present in the spatial sequence of the architecture.