China Flower Expo Pavillon Renaissance / Huajian Group Shanghai Architectural Design & Research Institute
Text description provided by the architects. As the permanent main venue of the Flower Expo, the Renaissance Pavilion is located on the main axis of the central area of ââthe Flower Expo Park. It is the heart of the whole Flower Expo Park. The total construction area of ââthe Renaissance pavilion is approximately 37,240 square meters. The building consists of four independent buildings. The exhibition hall is made up of the main indoor flower display functions in 35 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan during the 40-day exhibition. The square in front of the building will be used as the venue for the Flower Expo opening ceremony and as an important meeting place for Flower Expo activities. The Renaissance pavilion, in the background of the square, bears the important approval of the image of the Floral Expo.
1. New Chinese style. The design incorporates traditional Chinese cultural elements in the new era, emphasizing the spirit of the Chinese nation. With the building’s continuous folding pitch roof, the richly colored eave space, and the slender red columns, the entire building does not use any classical symbols to interpret at all, but uses the creation of colors and space to showcase the spirit of the Chinese nation. Following the “freehand brushstroke” of the essence of Chinese art, it creates a new Chinese charm and brings national cultural identity to the new era.
2.Paper. The ups and downs of the roof are wavy and uneven. What is more interesting is that the designers used the technique of composition to copy the concept of traditional Chinese origami on the roof of the Renaissance pavilion. Take a rectangular piece of flexible cardboard and fold the roof of the Renaissance pavilion using virtual, solid fold lines. The roof is light and stretched, and the metallic material on the surface can reflect sunlight and the surrounding environment, adding to the lightness of the building, as if a piece of paper is floating on a sea of ââflowers.
The suspended ceiling below the eaves gallery mimics the effect of traditional Chinese origami art, with the artful splicing of multiple triangles to form a twisted and rhythmic top change, creating a magnificent gallery space eaves. The super thin red pillars under the suspended ceiling are cleverly connected to the roof, making the roof appear more pulled than supported, and the overall intention is lighter and thinner.
3. Innovative sustainable ideas. To balance the instantaneous use of the 41-day exhibit and the decades after the conference, Architectural Design innovated a holistic design method that takes into account both the exhibit and the permanent functions after the conference. Halfway through the construction of the place, the exhibition will take place through the adjustment of the layout of the terminal equipment. After the meeting, the final function of the building (super plant of green plants and research and development base) will continue to be completed, and the concept of sustainable design will be applied to the extreme.
The Renaissance Pavilion takes full account of the ecology and comfort of the building. The large free corridor of the eaves and the north-south passage between the three exhibition halls are now part of the public service of the exhibition. The open transition space enhances the building’s wind environment. The natural lighted skylight in the middle of the exhibition hall complements the natural light of the large and deep indoor exhibition hall, which is in line with the design concept of green buildings.
In particular, the north-south passage skylight reaches the ground evenly through the bamboo grid, creating a soft space like a forest walk. The Renaissance pavilion uses modern interpretation of traditional Chinese elements, adopts freehand design techniques of Chinese culture and strives to ensure the harmonious coexistence of building and environment, and creates the building of the 10th China Flower Expo with the characteristics of “new Chinese style”.