Sichuan Arts Factory and Innovation Center, Urbanlogic, China, AAP American Architecture Prize, traditional Chinese architecture , innovation center, green renovation, warehouse, courtyard, green architecture

The design has won the Silver Award in the Mixed-Use Category at the annual AAP American Architecture Prize. It attempts to find a common language between a variety of uses. Simple, industrial building materials such as exposed concrete frames and concrete bricks create a neutral backdrop for the production and exhibition spaces, as well as a boutique hotel.

Sichuan Arts Factory and Innovation Center, Urbanlogic, China, AAP American Architecture Prize, traditional Chinese architecture , innovation center, green renovation, warehouse, courtyard, green architecture

 

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The form of a typical three-nave warehouse was reinterpreted as a continuous, undulating roofscape that has elements which remind of traditional Sichuan-style roofs. As another nod to traditional Chinese architecture, the four courtyards all serve different functions and have individual characters. The biggest courtyard can be used for open-air shows and performances, screenings and host events. It also acts as a buffer zone between the production facilities and the hotel, absorbing dust and noise. Bamboo screens line all four courtyards which resemble the layout of ancient Chinese palaces.

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