As a city that started in the textile industry, Deqing County has a large number of textile factories.
This case is the site of a long-established blanket factory, renovated by Kris Lin International Design.
The project was recently awarded with a 2020 International Architecture Award from The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum.
It has witnessed the development of the prosperous Jiangnan textile industry and bears the brand of the times that people have laid down for this land.
However, in the development of the times, after all, it is impossible to keep up with the pace of urban development and gradually disintegrate, and the spatial memory of the old factory has always been deeply mapped in people’s hearts.
In the design of the project, the designer integrates the city’s compatibility and continuation, integrates history with modernity, respects the original culture and residual status of the space, retains the historical elements, and equips it with modern diversified functional spaces to inject new vitality into this space.
The case can be divided into two major areas: the historical exhibition hall and the community art center.
The Community Art Center is a youth art activity center for young people. It also has the function of a library.
It integrates learning, reading, and communication, and provides a good environment for knowledge acquisition.
The historical exhibition hall is mainly used for display and promote the history and cultural development of Leidian textile industry, and also expresses the designer’s awe of this old factory building which combines the spirit of Leidian textile.
This space can also be used as a venue for various artistic activities in the later use and let the people who come here feel the story and inheritance of the space.
The main body of the space follows the architectural structure of the old factory building and uses the architectural symbols of the broken lines to integrate the building into the interior to form an organic unity. It is like an art gallery that exists in a box.
The combination of the box, reflection, refraction, fission, deformation, and other methods are combined, and the traditional construction is combined in a new scene with the methods of fracture, dislocation, distortion, and contradiction.
The line-shaped roof makes the space more visually malleable.
The roof of the art gallery continues the historical elements.
The designer hopes to maintain the historical and cultural elements.
He wants to translate the yarn elements of the textile machine into a modern design language, combined with the light to present the top and facade design of the space.
The light formed from the yarn is related to the cultural context from ancient times to the present, and at the same time, gives the space a modern simplicity and order aesthetics.
It seems to tell the centuries-old textile culture of Deqing County, and people and space can reunite with the times.
Architects: Kris Lin International Design
General Contractor: Huzhou Peacock Villas China Fortune Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Photographer: Kris Lin