Shanghai Qingpu District Archives
iCity   Apr 19.2021


Modern archives have changed from a "secret institution" to an information center for citizens to enjoy the public information resources of archives. The requirements of serving the people and improving the quality of the people make the archives from closed to open.Archives is a landmark building that matches the history of the administrative region or country, and has become one of the important yardsticks to measure the degree of civilization, management level and development level of a city. As a cultural public building, archives carries the spiritual appeal of reflecting a local regional characteristics and cultural connotation.

Reason to Be Selected

Break the warehouse like closed building image, provide substantial architectural space for various open activities, break through the traditional archives closed and indifferent interface, create a variety of open space and public landscape, make it integrate into urban life, and create a perceptible urban interface.Through the construction of gray space under eaves, atrium, roof platform, Riverside Landscape and other open spaces, the public participation is increased and rich space experience is obtained. And some of the original internal use of the lecture hall, conference room, restaurant, etc. are placed on the first floor, so that the internal function also has external flexibility.Indoor and outdoor exhibition halls can be divided flexibly, media rooms with multi-function, conference and training rooms for cultural exchange and education, and landscape sites and facilities to encourage public participation.


There are two aspects in this design: the expression of the regional characteristics of the project; the response to the surrounding environment of the construction base.Qingpu archives, as an important building in the core of urban landscape, has made some exploration in the innovation and inheritance of regional architectural style. The main colors of Jiangnan architecture are gray, white and black, and some of them are light. Through the selection of material texture and tone and the collocation of various material textures, transparent, translucent and opaque visual effects are formed to express the sense of hierarchy, haziness and polysemy of Jiangnan regional architectural culture.


The basic geometry of the building comes from the shape of the base. Through the rich combination of form, the exquisite organization of space such as eaves, atrium, courtyard, roof platform, etc., the architecture with positive response to the environment and rich sense of place is created.The building is anchored to the base by means of landscape construction such as large slope. Through the careful design of the roof garden, courtyard, Riverside Landscape platform and indoor greening, the experience of the surrounding natural scenery runs through people's walking, making the archives humbly integrate into the natural environment.The office room is located in the north, which can enjoy the superior landscape along the river. The conference space on the second floor can reach the viewing platform formed by the extension of the roof on the first floor, and the warehouse is located on the southeast side of the water in the South and East directions, isolating the noise of Huqingping highway.
One of the most important functions of the archives building is the archives. The designers stack the function blocks of the storehouse and its related technical rooms to produce a stable image like a huge stone. The surface texture of the stone louver and the stone external wall is a metaphor for the bamboo slips that recorded the history in ancient times.The curtain wall of the main part adopts the blue rough stone curtain wall and stone shutters with rich texture. The podium part mainly adopts the floor glass, and the stone shutters with transverse width change are hung where the local function needs.The warehouse area is covered with rough stone surface with vertical texture, decorated with vertical light strips, and the office area is covered with vertical stone blinds outside the floor window, with transition treatment at the intersection, so as to maintain the overall integrity and corresponding to their respective functions. The office rooms are floor to ceiling windows with external stone shutters, which form a unified skin texture with the stone skin of the closed space of the warehouse, and meet the use needs of different functions at the same time.The West facade of the office part of the archives adopts the method of floor glass window plus stone shutter. On the one hand, the office on the west side of the city can enjoy the ecological landscape. On the other hand, external shading stone blinds can also effectively play a passive energy-saving effect.
Through the composite superposition of functions, the archives are designed compactly and intensively, while still paying attention to the interest and experience of the internal space. In the interior of the building, a long and narrow atrium is built, that is, the atrium of time. It not only solves the daylighting problem of deep buildings, but also improves the indoor microclimate.The atrium becomes the container of light, mainly in white, wood and other light colors, so that users can better feel the change of light and shadow and the change of time. It has become an interpretation of history, time and memory. Through the fourth dimension of light change to perceive the existence of time.The interior decoration of Liwa hanging board with Jiangnan intention is adopted. Through the recollection of Jiangnan Water Town such as Qingpu, the architectural elements representing Jiangnan intention such as white walls, lattice windows and Liwa are absorbed to abstract, deconstruct and reshape them. They are expressed with modern materials and applied to the court of time, which not only reproduces the atmosphere of regional environment, but also is full of modern sense.


The design adheres to the contemporaneity of design and construction, and adopts the reinforced concrete frame structure with mature contemporary technology, so the cost is economical. The main use of stone, glass, metal and other modern materials, using standardized module design and factory prefabrication as far as possible, on-site assembly, reduce on-site consumption and save construction cost.BIM Technology is adopted in the project, and the building specialty realizes the forward design drawing of the whole BIM, which ensures the realization of indoor and outdoor effects of the project.



Lat: 30.4
Lng: 120.52
Region: Asia
Scale: Building
Field: Civilian
City: Shanghai