JINAN CULTURAL CENTRE BY AS ARCHITECTURE



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The Cultural Centre is sutated at the heart of the new city built around the high-speed train station located west of Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province.


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This city is Shanding’s political, commercial, financial, technological and cultural centre. The project is located in the Western Station district, which has become very popular due to the Olympic Games.


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Lashan river constitutes an essential landscape element within this area. The area is made up of three big elements, which are separated by two main roads.


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The theatre is located at the south, whereas the exhibition centre is located at the west. The project therefore proposes a wide square at the south-west, thus enhancing the site entry.


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This «unifiying» building emphasizes the site’s assets and creates a new image for Jinan city. Architectural form of "Luo Yun Quan" design concept, architectural ups and downs, full of tension, fully embodies the capital Springs profound historical heritage and culture.


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This complex is comprised of three major public buildings: the Visual Arts centre, the library and the performing arts centre featuring a &000 seat auditorium connected to the folk associations' house and to rehearsal studios for opera, theatre, folk dance, acrobats and orchestra companies.


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This huge cultural complex also features a 2000-space parking lot, a shopping centre and a tower boasting a hotel and offices. The whole complex is designed around a plaza evisioned as one of the new city's living centres.


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This crystal-cut architecture is brought together by a giant aluminum canopy with a random perforation modulated by the use of premises located at the back. This composition creates a laced pattern in the sky of Jinan.


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The variations the outer skin of the building were generated through parametric modules, with a design inspiration taken from the spring pattern pixelated photo processing. Openings in these panels are positioned to maximize the building’s natural lighting and shading capabilities.


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The main building includes an art gallery, a library, a public art gallery and ancillary buildings; two public and ancillary facilities, including conferences, exhibitions, training centers, youth experience center, bookstore and business functions.


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Location: Jinan, Shandong, China 
Architects: AS architecture studio 
Structure: MAP3 
Lighting: 8'18'' 
Library Design Consultancy: Roux Rouillet 
Stage Acoustics Professionals: the Radio and Television Broadcasting, Film and Television Design and Research Institute 
Construction:Construction Investment Co., Jinan City West 
Area: 38,000 sqm 
Year: 2013 
Client: Jinan West Zone Construction Investment Co. 
Photo: Yves Chan You, Brando Posocco