status: in progress
location: Tianjin China
surface: 3000sqm
client: Tianjin Vanke china

Tianjin VANKE V-city is to convert an abandoned hotel into a life style housing complex. This project consists of brand experience gallery, showroom, apartment, and functional landscape. Within a very limited site area of only 1000m2 with a very irregular shape, accommodating such many programs is very challenging.

The integration of architecture, interior, and landscape is the main design strategy, in order to utilize the best of this existing development. Considering the requirements of an independent managing body for operational management, the site is defined into two blocks based upon the two main functions -- the marketing center and the apartment. The blocks are separated by circulation but still linked with each other, in order to meet the needs of convenient and flexible use, and more importantly is to prepare for the future development and renovation.
The marketing center which is made up with a transparent glass box will perform as the major indoor exhibition space. People come across the water feature garden, stone steps leading by the canopy , before meeting the entrance. The movement of steps and shift of scenes brings a spatial experience with continuity and full of rhythm. Inside the gallery, the transparent curtain wall eliminates the boundary between indoor and outdoor space, which makes the landscape become a crucial background for exhibition space.
天津万科V-City 是一个由废弃酒店改建而来的生活综合体项目,其中包括了展示中心、生活体验馆、青年公寓以及与其他功能性景观。在仅有1000平方米、形状非常不规则的有限场地内,如何同时满足多样的场地需求是十分具有挑战的。

在此现状条件内,建筑、室内、景观的有机整合显得尤为关键。从运营需求出发,设计将场地划分为展示中心及青年公寓两部分。两者之间实行独立的人车分流, 同时兼具联通的空间联系,以满足方便灵活的使用需求,更为未来功能的变化发展提 供了可能性。

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Based on the increasing demand of well-equipment rental space for young people, we are trying to build an apartment that meets the require of both private living space and community social space in the same time. While we make efficient use of private unit space, the terrace, courtyard and roof garden, lead people from indoor to outdoor community space. The combination of different community spaces with variety of scales, creates more attractive experiences inside of this project, we are designing to make people feel “Small but Rich”. Searching for a way to enrich people’s experiences in urban area, our challenges continue to make our design more tangible.
当今青年人对高品质租住空间的需求量的不断增加, 我们试图创造一座同时满足私密性与社交性的住宅建筑。室内设计实现空间的高效利用,同时从室内延伸而来的平台、中庭、屋顶花园将人们从室内引导到室外的社区活动。不同尺度的活动空间有机结合,创造丰富有趣的体验,让穿梭于场地内的人能感觉“小而丰富”。在城市环境里实现更多样的空间体验,这样的追求让我们的设计更加务实。