The diesel engine plant is located at the junction of Changdi Road along the Yangtze River in Shunde and Industrial Road perpendicular to Changdi. Industrial Road starts from Rongqi Ferry in the north and goes to Nanhuan Road in the south, with a total length of more than 700 meters. It is the place where many older people in Shunde remember. Most of these old buildings are now empty and glorious, but they are preserved as a testimony of an era.
The main scope of the second phase of the project is in the west and north of the entire plant. The plant is located relatively inside. According to the building number of the plant, the main scope of the second phase is the building of buildings 2, 3, 4 and 6 The area is about 10,000 square meters. Each building of the project has its own very distinctive characteristics. During the design process, we respect the "individuality" of the old building, retain it, and make unique designs around them, and re-grant the "raw pulp" in new bottles. New vitality of old buildings.
The old buildings in the No. 2 and No. 3 buildings of the Diesel Engine Factory have different functions on each floor, so the height of each floor of the two buildings is also different. In order to realize the interconnection of floors with different heights between the two buildings, the original designer designed a complex staircase in the patio space between the two buildings. During the renovation, this space was retained as a key point, and the elements of the old factory area memory were added to create a "staircase museum".
At the same time, in order to be suitable for future commercial use, we studied the height difference between the buildings in the park, and connected more buildings through corridors, stairs, steps, etc. to create a connection space with the old The "new connection" space in the same vein. In the future, people can roam the entire park along this new connection system.
After the transformation of the diesel engine plant, it needs to be converted into office and commercial space, and the depth of the old building is too large, and the lighting cannot adapt to the new demand. In order to solve the problems of depth and lighting, we left traffic space in the middle of the building and became a new city street. We hope that this space is closer to a market or outdoor street "gray space". Therefore, in order to better create an atmosphere close to an outdoor street, we used some outdoor materials, such as fired stone, outdoor anti-corrosion wood, and used some outdoor shop tricks and canopies on both sides of the street. To achieve the effect of indoor "outdoor".
The Workers’ Auditorium of the Diesel Engine Factory is the largest internal space in the renovation. We removed and replaced some of the walls between the lintels and beams with glass bricks, and removed some of the walls to enhance daylighting throughout the room. The iron windows and glass shutters originally used in the building are followed. We retained and repaired the external waterstone walls of the building facade. For the facade of the entire building, we basically focus on restoration and functional transformation.
The large space in the auditorium is spacious. In order to achieve the scale conversion of the old auditorium from the large space originally serving the needs of the assembly to the small space that meets the commercial needs, we dispose of a glass brick enclosed box space in the high space, and increase the spiral staircase. Add a mezzanine platform above the box to connect the second and third floors. Through this design, we newly placed a circular flow line around the glass brick box, and the box space naturally became the core and hub of the entire space, retaining the centrality and spirituality of the auditorium space.
In the old canteen of the diesel engine factory, there is a traditional garden on the first and top floors. The garden is the most characteristic of the old era, and it is the witness of the old life scene of the diesel engine factory. We hope that through design and transformation, it will retain its most important characteristics while adapting it to the use of the new era, creating a contemporary " New garden".
In the design process, we chose to retain the basic forms of rockery, pools, flower windows, pavilions and other elements in the garden, erase them as material attributes by whitewashing, and emphasize their symbolic symbolic meaning. At the same time, new materials such as bright glass and stainless steel were added to the garden, expressed in the form of original shutters, stones, window covers and so on. The concrete symbols solidified by being whitewashed and the new abstract expression are juxtaposed, reflecting each other, clearly expressing respect for history and yearning for the new era.
The original building space of the No. 4 building of the Diesel Engine Factory is difficult to meet the future use requirements, so we decided to adopt the overall demolition and reconstruction method. The only thing to keep is a double-slope roof mountain wall with two consecutive spans. We hope to use this as a form motif in the design of Building No. 4, and design on this basis. We call this kind of transformation method of creating a brand new space in the old form "new creation".
We retreated the facade of the building, and then raised the top of the building to form a double-height facade. In order to be consistent with the original mountain wall surface, we made local adjustments according to the requirements of the plane and function, and finally formed a "hill" of high and low. The experience of walking on the rolling roof of an industrial plant adds rich changes in height to the experience of the entire roof walk, and it is also a re-creation of formal symbols.
Building 6 is the largest and most complex building group in the park. Most of the buildings in each building are large workshop spaces with a uniform structure. A rectangular volume was added to the roof, as if suspended in the air. The collage form of Building No. 6 came from the successive additions made by the diesel engine plant at that time to meet the needs of use, and the collage became a normal state in the transformation. We do not want to change the state of old and new collages, but continue the historical continuation of this functional transformation.