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, sun yat-sen memorial hall and sailors eudemon temple.
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.
The architect team was taking the responsibility of overall controlling all sections during the building process, by insisting the ‘co-working’ design philosophy.
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 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.
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.
Project Name: Wuzhou Urban Multi-fiction Center Project Type: Architecture Project location: No. 3, Sien Road, Wan Xiu District, Wuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Architects XAA Design Team: Zhantao Studio of XAA Architect Leader: Zhan Tao Design members: Tian Wang, Wang Mengyu, Wu Chao, Lin Shuo and Feng Wei
Built state: Completed Design date: May 2018 Completion date: October 2018 Land area: 3946.6 ㎡ Construction area: 1736.77 ㎡
Other participants: Client: Midea Real Estate Structure and Mechanical and Electrical Design Team: Guangzhou Hanhua Architectural Design Co., Ltd. Construction Drawings: XAA Project Group 1 ( Ren Wei ) Landscape: WEDO Landscape Interior: C&C DESIGN Photographers: Zhan Changheng, Wu Chao & Peng Zheng