The project is located on the north of the Lingxi New Town Railway Station Square and on the east of Huaide Avenue. As a multi-purpose building complex, it functions as a cultural center, archives, and an urban planning exhibition hall, with supporting facilities including garages and equipment rooms. The urban planning exhibition hall is located on the northwest part of the site, while the cultural center (museum) is on the south, and the archives is on the east. The three programs are connected through a three-story shared atrium to form an integral building volume.
The shape of the building is an irregular arc, inverting the form of a cylindrical cone of the traditional granary (liang cang), where the inspiration of the concept comes from. The façade further articulates this design concept through developing the form of "cang" and the idea of "corn" (liang) to shape the rhyme of the "corn barn". It is composed by three circular shapes of different sizes intersecting at 120 degrees. The main material used in the façade is golden aluminum cladding with stone texture, and glass curtain wall is partially used. As a building icon of Gongzhuling City, it has a unique and recognizable massing. It is well integrated into the landscape context of the station square while manifesting the city’s cultural image.
Project: Gongzhuling City Cultural Center, Archives, and Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
Location: Gongzhuling, Jilin, China
Floor space: 32,200㎡
Design Time: 2016