shaded beneath the eaves of yung ho chang’s ‘brick pavilion’, the architect’s relationship with materialism and the decades spent incorporating modern architecture into the chinese context are apparent. in shape, the structure echoes those of traditional buildings whilst his use of concrete, the most widely used construction material, nods to china’s urbanising landscape.
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located at the entrance of southern gate park, the ‘brick pavilion’ serves as the information centre of the 2017 edition of the bi-city biennale of urbanism \ architecture in shenzhen (UABB), a focal point of the 75 square-meter pavilion being the roof. comprising of a sequence of escalating bricks poured with reinforced concrete, chang creates one structural slab continuing his antithetic design by juxtaposing two different textures.
the brick pavilion’s escalated roof is made from bricks and concrete
the use of brutalist materials is continued inside where the pavillion’s interior features four stainless steel counters occupied by staff of the event. beyond this, an open spatial layout is employed integrating diversified spaces for leisure and relaxation, with the floor paving designed to echo the landscape of the entire venue.
the design comprises of symmetrical eaves on either side
during the exhibition, the pavilion will serve as a multi-functional facility for reception, inquiry, drink preparing/selling and leisurely stay. afterwards, it will be kept as a permanent structure, serving a function which has not yet been decided.
contrasting textures include smooth and rough surfaces
concrete is one of the most used construction materials
the pavilion will act as an information centre during the biennale
courtesy of UABB
render of the brick pavilion courtesy of yung ho chang
architectural plans of the brick pavilion courtesy of yung ho chang
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