2020/11/07 Author: HDD
Recently, a newly built project of Shanghai Huadu Architecture & Urban Design Co., Ltd. (HDD), Block A of the Office Building of the Scientific Research & Production & Work Base of Xinjiang, won second prize in the 2019 Shanghai Excellent Engineering Design Award, issued by the Shanghai Exploration and Design Trade Association (SEDTA).
The award is granted to projects that value design quality and technical innovation in construction engineering, with the purpose to encourage technological progress, as well as to refine design standards of construction engineering. Another aim of the award is to support designers and firms to bring about creative works in engineering design.
Block A of the Office Building of the Scientific Research & Production & Work Base of Xinjiang is located in the scientific research and production office base of Xinjiang Oilfield Company in Karamay City, with Minsheng Road to the north, Baoshi Road to the east, Yingbin Road to the south, and Century Avenue to the west. The building has seven floors above the ground and one underground floor. The height of the building is 31.5 meters. The total land area of the project is 50,183 square meters, and the total construction area is 79,725 square meters.
Focusing on the conformity with the surrounding environment of the base in the overall layout, the project encloses a large central landscape plaza together with the buildings in the base, creating a clear landscape axis. The office building is structured in order to provide more comfortable office space, and most of the office buildings are facing the central green space, so that the daily office operation can be as close to nature as possible, creating a modern and humanized office environment.
The first floor of the building forms a huge walking platform, which connects the various functional blocks into a whole, and also enriches the space experience of the office staff. The central part of the building faces the east side of the Baoshi road as the main pedestrian entrance of the building. Visitors may pass through the large entrance plaza, step up to the second floor entrance platform, and enter the transparent entrance hall on the 5th floor. The continuous large spaces could bring visitors a rich spatial experience.
The three-story podium on the north side of the building is a conference room, facing the large landscape area. Multiple landscape atriums and various shared spaces are set up inside the building to form the visual focal point of the internal space and create a space experience that can be retracted and unfolded. Each functional unit is given good view of the landscape and relative independence while maintaining interrelationship and organically integrating into the overall site environment.
The façade design of the building is dominated by light gray stone curtain walls, interspersed with glass curtain walls and vertical stone shutters. The simple and bright architectural structure manifests the combination of realism and imagination, which has a stable yet vivid style. The overall unity and varied composition order of the building help express the respect for the city and the citizens.
Adhering to the "people-oriented" design philosophy, it is planned to build the office buildings in the new era that shares harmonious coexistence with the environment; create highly-efficient, energy-saving, intelligent, and human-oriented office space, manifest the solemn and energetic spirit of the times; construct the distinctive landmark buildings that inherit the past and usher in the future.