When Culture Meets Architecture by Qian Yin

By Qian Yin

Because the so much individualized civil structure, constructions for cultural occasions are the easiest level for architects to coaching their desires, to precise their perceptions to architectural paintings and objectives. whilst tradition meets structure, a few thoughts, a few scenes or an angle will locate its medium to exist as a true and touchable factor. along with these architectures that checklist a historical past or supply details, reminiscent of museum, library, memorial, records centre etc, progressively more multi-functions cultural centres have been inbuilt towns, the place humans assemble jointly for social occasion, leisure, or activities, and they're additionally the recent plaza the place humans can galvanize their feel of the citys identity deeper. chosen structures for tradition around the globe are incorporated during this booklet, with a call for participation to witness the assembly among tradition and structure.

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Theatre front 2. Offices entrance 3. Kids centre 1 96~97 2 3 1. Office exterior 2. Room 3. Staircase 9 14 2 1 8 12 8 4 7 6 3 15 3 3 3 4 1 10 5 11 13 1. Stage 2. Theatre of 300 seats 3. Gallery 4. Main lobby 5. Bar 6. Cloakroom 7. Library 8. Information 9. Offices entrance 10. Newspaper 11. Internet point 12. Offices 13. Kids area 14. Tickets office 15. Plaza 98~99 New Jiangwan Culture Centre Location: Shanghai, China Designed by: RTKL Completion date: 2007 Photos©: RTKL Located in Shanghai, New Jiangwan Town is a model for a sustainable community for the 21st Century.

Tickets office 15. Plaza 98~99 New Jiangwan Culture Centre Location: Shanghai, China Designed by: RTKL Completion date: 2007 Photos©: RTKL Located in Shanghai, New Jiangwan Town is a model for a sustainable community for the 21st Century. The area’s culture centre, located in a central park, was designed to celebrate and showcase the environmental sensitivity and community-oriented feel of the new town with 6,000 sqaure metres of exhibition, education, performance, leisure and entertainment facilities across two floors.

It was impossible for them to design a library and media centre at the beginning of the 21st century as these typologies have been designed for the past 20 or 30 years, the architects felt the urge to make a statement about a time that, perhaps, was about to change. The process in itself involved a series of playful strategies in order to let the authorship of the process aside, the architects wanted randomness in the process, the architects desired to lay some rules and let the whole thing play itself.

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