Shanghai Inteational Automobile City Automobile·InnovationHarbor is located in AnTing New Town, the northwest suburb of Shanghai. Automotive R & D is a major development project format. The project subverts the overall layout and plane arrangement of the traditional office building type, breaking the monotony of standard office buildings，shifting to the level of scattered spatial layout，introducing the JiangNan neighborhood and traditional Lane elements, encouraging interaction and discovery, creating the innovative thinking and experience atmosphere for the Research and Development, avoiding the blind pursuit of traditional office efficiency arising from the repetitiveness, creating a completely different tone and urban courtyard garden office space. So that nature and the city are close at hand. After the completion of the project, the scattered automotive R & D departments in Shanghai will be centralized, becoming a core are of research and development, experiments, conferences and other functions as one of the strongest in China''s automotive research and development industry, The total construction area of more than 150,000 square meters, is divided into five plots. The designer undertook the overall planning and A block of the architectural design work.
项目所在地靠近拥有浓厚江南园林文化的苏州，设计师将“四维园林”的空间概念引入规划设计，用建筑组合成几个院落体块作为基本单位，中间留出中央公园；在每一个院落的构想上，以8.4m X 8.4m的体块为细胞，通过重复、叠加等方式围合成院落单元，错落有致的布置多个绿化平台，形成如魔方一般丰富而多层次的院落空间，“园”中有楼，楼中有“园”，营造出建筑与自然精密融合的办公环境，使自然城市咫尺之遥；院落与院落的组合又自然地围合出了街巷、广场和中心园林，通过控制街道的宽窄，“异次园”用简单的方式营造了中国传统江南街巷和院落空间，同时传承了上海里弄文化。
The location of the project is close to Suzhou, which has a strong JiangNan culture. Designers introduced the "four-dimensional garden" concept to the spatial planning and design with the buildings combined into several courtyard body block as the basic unit, leaving the middle as the Central Park; in the concept, each courtyard is compounded to a courtyard synthesis unit , to 8.4m X 8.4m somatic cell block, by repetition and superposition, arranging a plurality of green platforms in patchwork, which leads to the formation of rich and multi-level courtyard space of "Garden" in the building and “Building” in the garden, creating a sophisticated fusion of architecture and nature of the office environment, a stone''s throw of natural city; The combination of courtyard and the courtyard naturally surrounds the streets, squares and central gardens, by controlling the width of the street, “Extra dimensional Park”, in a simple way, creates a traditional Chinese JiangNan streets and courtyards, and heritages Shanghai Lane culture.
In the group space organization, the use of corridor cohesion, both must be separated from the courtyard of the independent space, but also to maintain the overall sense of group, thus enriching the diversity of space. The stairs are decorated with fun and inspirational touches that encourage users to explore and innovate. The project expresses the artistic conception in the Chinese traditional garden with mode concise design vocabulary, which makes the building have the sense of time transformation besides the three-dimensional space, such as the outer space, in the garden.
The design attaches great importance to the inheritance of regional culture of JiangNan culture. It attempts to excavate the spatial design principles that guide the mode office space through the deep excavation of JiangNan gardens and Shanghai alley, which makes the focus of regional cultural heritage. The overall planning and design, through courtyard-style groups around the scattered, but organic combination, the synthesis of different sizes of streets and squares to the old Shanghai alley and street scale ratio, through the alley you can see the outside of the street and the central block of the Central Park. People move for King.
In the three-dimensional staircase space with flexible layout, with the change of the time dimension, the four-dimensional path can be found in the courtyard. High and low scattered platform enriches the spatial form of the stairs leading to an unknown area, so that people always experience the joy of office in the three-dimensional garden, in the after hours, leisure time will continue to inspire new inspiration and explore the search for innovative experience. The project takes the courtyard as the node, conforms to the Chinese traditional culture “the small in the big, the nature and the human” world view, at the same time, the modular type organic combination has provided the possibility for the building space variability.
This project has created a JiangNan atmosphere of the urban courtyard-style office environment. Three-dimensional courtyard, the layout of the patchwork of space, a different step of the courtyard design, surrounded by clusters of secret garden, planting green roof in the scattered platform, so that groups such as terraced high and low ups and downs covered with green. A stone’s throw of urban mode production environment and the JiangNan city courtyard office environment creates a completely difference with the city garden-style garden office space, which makes JiangNan garden and urban office environment integration.