Wuzhou Urban Multi-fiction Center / XAA

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Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
  • Architects: XAA
  • Location: Wanxiu District,Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
  • Lead Architects: Tao Zhan
  • Design Team: Wang Tian, Mengyu Wang, Chao Wu, Shuo Lin, Wei Feng
  • Area: 1736.77 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Changheng Zhan, Jian Peng, Chao Wu
  • Structure: Guangzhou Hanhua Architects+Engineers Co.,Ltd.
  • Landscape: Guangzhou Wedo Landscape Design Co Ltd
  • Interior: C&C Design
  • Client: Midea Real Estate
  • Product Manager Team Of Client: Zuoyun She, Shun Fang, Haihua Xu, Wenqinang Hu
Perspective of the day view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan Perspective of the day view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan

Text description provided by the architects. The Wuzhou Urban Multi-fiction Center (refers as WUMC) locates in the old downtown of Wuzhou city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; it is backing the Baiyun mountain and facing the Xijiang river. Some historical architectures could be found around its neighborhood, like the sien temple, arcade corridor mega blocks,

East Side Bird View. Image © Changheng Zhan
West Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
South Elevation. Image © Changheng Zhan
South Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
Sketch. Image Courtesy of XAA
South Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
The relationship between the mirror on the south side and the background Baiyun Mountain. Image © Chao Wu
Second Floor Rest Area. Image © Jian Peng
Atrium Second Floor Corridor. Image © Jian Peng
Perspective of the night view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan
yat-sen memorial hall and sailors eudemon temple.

East Side Bird View. Image © Changheng Zhan East Side Bird View. Image © Changheng Zhan
West Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan West Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan

Along with the development of new downtown, the decentralization has emerged in the old downtown; therefore, renovation or revitalization has been the main objective of this project.

South Elevation. Image © Changheng Zhan South Elevation. Image © Changheng Zhan

The architect team was taking the responsibility of overall controlling all sections during the building process, by insisting the ‘co-working’ design philosophy.

South Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan South Side Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan
Sketch. Image Courtesy of XAA Sketch. Image Courtesy of XAA
South Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan South Entrance Perspective View. Image © Changheng Zhan

In order to revisit the local humanity environment and renovation, thorough out the design process, architects always focused on spatiality relationship; via restrained volume, materials and design language.

The relationship between the mirror on the south side and the background Baiyun Mountain. Image © Chao Wu The relationship between the mirror on the south side and the background Baiyun Mountain. Image © Chao Wu

The WUMC was put at the turning of a uphill way, with its outstanding transparency and big scale white overhang platform, it presents like suspending above the water; moreover, it presents as the humble gesture to pedestrians and try to generate public space make up for consuming public land.

Second Floor Rest Area. Image © Jian Peng Second Floor Rest Area. Image © Jian Peng
Atrium Second Floor Corridor. Image © Jian Peng Atrium Second Floor Corridor. Image © Jian Peng

The slope connects different platforms and ground, visitors could see the old and new downtown from here; through this way, we build a joint between the city past and future.

Perspective of the night view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan Perspective of the night view of the eastern slope. Image © Changheng Zhan
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