SHOWROOM AND ART GALLERY BY UA STUDIO 7



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The site is situated in the middle of an artificial lake in south-east Shanghai, China.


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Being the first to be completed and the focal point of the 5 commercial buildings planned, the showroom is intended to become a remarkable landmark for the new development.


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The circular shape of the floor plans was determined by the dialogue with the waterfront, giving it a 270° lake view that is reminiscent of a lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula.


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A wooden podium rises from the ground and becomes a 5 meter-high viewing point. This way, the promenade and the landscape are combined integrating nature and architecture.



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Also, the buildings unique façade treatment creates a cloud like texture. The vertical fins have variations in orientation, responding to interior space functions requiring various natural light solutions.


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At night, LED lights integrated in the vertical fins create a surreal reflection of a "colorful cloud" on the lake`s surface.


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The building will function as a showroom while the area develops and will later become an community based art gallery.
 
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Location: Huanhu North 1st Road Shanghai, China 
Architect: UA Studio 7 
Project Team: Yu Zhifeng (Director), Zhou Jungang (Project Manager), Yin Shun, Li Yaojing, Yin Shanhong, Ye Yulin 
Number of stories: 5 
Site size: 4248 m2 
Building area: 1874 m2 
Buget: 3200000 USD 
Building Status: ongoing building work 
Year: 2013 
Client: GreenLand Group