SPARK architects angles perforated vanke sales gallery
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may 07, 2014
SPARK architects angles perforated vanke sales gallery


SPARK architects angles perforated vanke sales gallery
photo by shu he
all images courtesy of SPARK architects

 

 

 

part of a mixed-use development currently under construction in the eastern chinese metropolis of nanjing, ‘vanke new city center sales gallery’ has opened its doors to the public. completed by international design studio SPARK architects, the 2-storey structure presents commercial and residential space available to lease and purchase from the large real estate company.

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dynamically tapered elevations reflect the continuous movement of the neighboring railway line
photo by shu he

 

 

 

the design responds to its setting – adjacent to the city’s south train station – with dynamically tapered elevations and bold lines of light that mirror the continuous movement of the neighboring railway line. the building is further shaped by functional requirements and considerations that maximize the scheme’s prime location. the façade’s focal point is a large LED display oriented to face passing car and train traffic.

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a large LED display is oriented to face passing car and train traffic
photo by shu he

 

 

 

the building’s exterior is formed of two perforated aluminum skins that give the structure a manufactured finish, providing a visual contrast with the more natural furnishings inside the gallery.

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the entrance to the ‘vanke new city center sales gallery’
photo by shu he

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the view from the adjacent road
photo by shu he

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carefully placed areas of landscaping surround the design
photo by shu he

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large windows at ground level allow passersby view inside the structure
photo by shu he

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at night the perforated façades allow the building to be gently illuminated
photo by shu he

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the scheme is part of a mixed-use development currently under construction
photo by shu he

 

full article here

 

project info:

 

masterplan and architecture: SPARK architects
project director: stephen pimbley, lim wenhui
team: jay panelo, ethan hwang, mark mancenido
client: vanke nanjing
total gfa: 800 sqm (9,149 sqf)
photography: shu he

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