A Garden by the Side of a Wetland-Xixi International / GAD work

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© Su Shengliang

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  • Architects: GAD work

  • Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

  • Design Team: GAD (Zhejiang Greentown Architectural Design Co., Ltd.)

  • Area: 80345.0 sqm

  • Project Year: 2016

  • Photographs: Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

From the architect. Xixi International, located on the periphery of the traditional business area in the west of Hangzhou city, is only 0.5km away from the Xixi Wetland. It is designed to extend the sight-gallery of the wetland to the north hoping to put the central axis of the garden together in a coherent manner via introversive type and ecological architectural language so as to build the garden into a compatible and open landscape garden.

Before

Before

The garden type office concept we want to express is actually an exploration of humanized office mode which pays attention to integration of office and scenes of life. The transparent facade design blurs the boundary line of interior and exterior space and integrates the buildings and landscape into one in an invisible manner. Therefore, we can feel the freshness and coziness of the nature even when handling business affairs in the office. 

© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

In the project practice, we complete the integrated design from planning to building, interior and landscape for the first time. Based on deep mining of potential demands of users, we expect to create a quiet, elegant, modest and humble atmosphere in the garden. In design, we make a perfect explanation of the idea of architectural and ecological development from different levels through laying emphasis on the openness and public character of bottom elevated corridor and providing perfect supporting facilities. It is the fully integrated design mode that enables our design concept to penetrate into everywhere of the garden, which brings about hard-won integrality of the final completion effects. 

Site Plan

Site Plan

The road system of semi-separation of man from vehicle is integrated with the landscape axis into one, which is considerate and convenient for users. 

Six main buildings distributed in a scattered manner, mix together with the central courtyard to form a spatial pattern rich in hierarchies. 

© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

Simple and transparent facade design blurs the interior and exterior boundary line. You can enjoy the green scene even when handling business affairs in the office. 

The design of elevated connective corridor of the first floor puts all functional groups together in a coherent manner to form a continuous visual corridor in the garden. 

© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

The open and shared courtyard design provides people with ramble touring experience. 

The entrance full-height atrium design creates infinite possibilities of visual collision and communication.

© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

Based on integral architectural view, gad adopts the integrative design mode from beginning to end of building of Xixi International and finally realize the idea of garden type office. In various designs of us, high-level residences or commercial office buildings, we always make efforts to create more significant works for the city in our own way. 

© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang

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