Shuifa Information Town Industrial Exhibition Center, Shandong Building Development, East Chinese Architecture
Shuifa Information Town Industrial Exhibition Center in Jinan
25 Aug 2021
Design: Beijing Puri Lighting Design Co.,LTD.
Location: Jinan, Shandong province, Eastern China
Shuifa Information Town Industrial Exhibition Center
The stone hidden in the water, under the seemingly calm surface, is rich and strong inside. “After fresh rain in mountains bare; Autumn permeates evening air. Among pine-tree bright moonbeams peer; over crystal stones flows water clear.” Wang Wei “Autumn Evening in My Mountain Abode”
The Shuifa Information Town Industrial Exhibition Center project is located in the Changqing Economic Development Zone, 20 kilometers away from the center of Jinan. This area has not yet been developed on a large scale. The surrounding environment is unkept, with high-voltage power lines overgrown with grass and weeds in the surrounding farmlands. The clean, pure, and stone-like building body appears to emerge from the water. A combination of floodlight and internal light transmission on the two floors is applied to the facade. Floodlighting emphasizes the overall sense of the building, which is emphasized on the top in order to capture the block architectural style of the stone displayed in a more intense way.
The designer set up 100W LED floodlights at the four corners of the building, and the color temperature is 4000K. Because this light color is more suitable for the pure temperament of the building, these floodlights are hidden and installed in the landscape light pits at the four corners of the building to avoid exposure of the lamps. The focal point of the floodlight is concentrated on the corner of the building, with the overall floodlighting on this floor providing the building with a strong sense of integrity.
The internal light transmission of the two layers refers to the space between the punch plate of the building layer and the main building, as well as the interior lighting of the building. It is not easy to deal with the degree of light transmission in the two layers in order for it to reflect the main body of the building, which was a big challenge encountered by the designer of the project. The desired effect is an orderly matching of the three light levels: floodlighting being the strongest, internal light transmission between the punch plate and the building the second, and indoor internal light transmission as the most implicit.
The internal light transmission between the punch plate of the building surface and the main body of the building is realized by linear uplights projection lamps. Since the open area percentage of the punch plate gradually becomes smaller from bottom to top, the light transmission in this layer is actually gradually blanking out. When the top of the building is reached, the density of the punch plate changes accordingly, making it more opaque. However, “coincidental” floodlights make up for this at the top of the building, which is emphasized in another form of light at night. This reminds the designer of what one of her mentors, Xiaodi Zhu, once told her: “Design is to make beauty appear in a coincidental way.”
The interior light transmission is mysterious and hidden from the outside of the building. The warm yellow 3000K leaves people with the warmth hidden under pure white light.
The designer used pure white light and metaphorical warm yellow to demonstrate the exterior. The building looks integrated, clean, and pure. It is the clear spring flowing from the cracks in the stone.
The four-story atrium and the punch plate material on the facade render the atrium space shocking. The triangular skylight introduces natural light into the room. The two connecting bridges above the atrium activate the interconnection between the different floor spaces, and the surface of mirrored stainless steel material reflects the entire atrium space as if it is floating in air. The model increases the level of space and the sense of ritual. The design of the atrium provides a strong visual impact, like a suspended box, full of mystery, as well as modernity.
Separate from the appearance of the building’s facade, rendered color is applied to the atrium. The full-color LED luminous body is combined with the skylight. By using these lamps, the Designer was able to realize dynamic color changes according to the settings of the program. Every 100mm is a pixel. Strong and passionate red, and quiet and mysterious blue shroud the whole space in a colorful atmosphere. Through the perforated panel material of the atrium facade, the designer approached the space from the perspective of the observer. For the Designer，every color tells a story. The mirrored stainless steel material of the bridge reflects the stained space elements. The combination of color and space is perfect balanced.
The model area is the fatal point of the entire atrium, and accent lighting is added to highlight its importance. To meet the needs of 3000K functional lighting，two sets of track spotlights on the barriers of both sides of the atrium were added. In other areas on the first floor, there are also functional needs such as negotiation, reception, and key model displays. The designer combined stretch film ceiling, accent lighting, and overall lighting to express it.
In the industrial exhibition hall on the second floor, the designer used museum lighting as the main method, combined with local and accent lighting to meet the needs of indoor facade design and display content. The overall light color is based on 3000K functional lighting. In the interior of the space bridge, light that can interact with the human body is used，thus every step of the way is lit up, increasing the sense of modernity and interest of the space.
From the exterior, to the interior, this project provides a lighting environment space beyond your imagination.
About Puri Lighting Design
Puri Lighting Design focuses on light environment design and research, using light and shadow as tools, and combining aesthetic art and technology to showcase architecture and space. The company services numerous professional lighting fields, including architectural lighting design, indoor lighting design, landscape lighting design, urban lighting planning, and more.
Photography © Zhenjia Yao
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Location: Jinan, Shandong, Eastern China
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