urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center
 
urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center
mar 05, 2012

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center

‘nanshan marriage registration center’ by urbanus in shenzhen, china all images courtesy urbanus images by mengyan, wu qiwei

 

 

 

chinese architecture practice urbanus has sent us images of ‘nanshan marriage registration center’, a multi-storey facility in the northeastern corner of lijing park in nanshan district, shenzhen, china. seeking to provide a new identity for government buildings and institutes within the realm of built architecture, the design incorporates a reflecting pool and pavilion in the approach to secure a sense of public space to the registration facility.

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center overall view

 

 

 

surrounded by a dense collection of tall deciduous trees, the cylindrical building comfortably inserts itself into the park in a way that respects and maintains the lushness of the site. the reflecting pool to the south creates a calm and fragile surface to the grounds, serving as an inviting meeting point for the public. a series of ramps and floating pathways dissect the water, allowing visitors to move through and experience the pool. a simple pavilion structure oriented towards the center frame the approach like a small gateway.

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center approach

 

 

 

outfitted with a shimmering floral mesh aluminum skin, the center exhibits a level of transparency from the exterior. the interior gains from natural daylighting through floor-to-ceiling glass and is further maximized by the curved nature of the walls. focusing on the movement and circulation of the building, the layout revolves around a spiral pathway that connects facets of the registry in a sequential manner. areas give way to smaller rooms and private space in a fluid gesture, forming curvilinear partitions that organically define the layout.

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center floating pathway across pool

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center entrance

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center view of reflecting pool

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center towards pavilion

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center pavilion as a meeting point

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center view of center from pavilion

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center ramp

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center view of ramp from above

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center interior view

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center filtered sunlight

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center glazed wall and aluminum mesh skin

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center waiting area in use

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center marriage certificate room

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center (left) spiral staircase (right) ceiling

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center small room

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center circulation space

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center night view

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center physical model

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center interior

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center circulation diagram (1) pavilion (2) pathway (3) reception (4) stairs (5) waiting area (6) marriage certificate room (7) ramp

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center site map

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center site plan

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center floor plan / level 0

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center floor plan / level +1

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center floor plan / level +2

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center section

urbanus: nanshan marriage registration center section

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

client: construction bureau of nanshan district site area: 3002.5 m2 floor area: 977.5 m2 structure: steel

design director: meng yan project director: zhu jialin, wu wenyi, zhang zhen, fu zhuoheng, wei zhijiao architecture designers: wang jun, yin yujun, hu zhigao, li qiang, zhang xinfeng landscape designers: liao zhixiong, lin ting, yu xiaolan, liu jie

interior design: guoqun studio curtain wall design: henzhen keyuan construction group co., ltd structure / MEP: guangzhou RBS architecture engineer design associates general contractor: shenzhen decoration and construction industrial co., ltd, guangdong 8th construction group co., ltd

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