the Garden Island Countyard Renewal


TheGarden Island of Hi-coffice was reconstructed from Chengdu Garden Hotel. Afterthoroughly exploiting the past and present of the garden in the hotel, thedesign aims to retain its original characteristics without disrupting thetraces of its evolution over years by applying strategies of modificationrather than demolishment. 


Considering the client’s limited budget and the demand to retain thesite conditions, the “minimum intervention” approach is adopted to develop thedesign. The veranda, the basic design element, follows the original path in thegarden, and the central hotel lobby is transformed into a tea house. The formercanopies are replaced and extended into a closed loop with the tea house as thestarting and also the ending point of the path. The veranda runs away from thestone and plants in the garden, and creates a delicate landscape of"proper dense, various views, full of twists and turns".


The veranda is constructed of light steel structure. Thin columns,back beams, and the ground are coated with dark gray fluorocarbon paint. Thesame color conceals the material properties and produces a cruise path beyondmaterial perception. The veranda runs away from the water, stone and plants inthe courtyard, and creates a garden landscape of "proper dense, variousviews, full of twists and turns". Considering the various landscape ofrockery and planting along the path, the veranda is enlarged in some spots toform rest-able nodes, which provides "in-motion viewing" and"in-position viewing" in the courtyard, and also turns an ornamentalcourtyard into a place where people can share, communicate and even love.


Garden Island Courtyard, in a form of "contemporary garden”, isthe public service area for the joint office. The original design intent is notto design a garden, but to create an environment overlapping daily life andpoetic scenes, which is exactly in line with the spirit of Chinese traditionalgardens. Therefore, it is logical to achieve the similar space atmosphere inthis space.

设计/施工时间 2018.6-2018.12

Time 2018.6-2018.12


Location: Dongfeng Road,Chengdu




Partners in charge: Cai Kefei,Wang Xi

Project Architect:Zhang Xiaoqin

Design team:Zhang Chunwen, Li Roufeng,Gao Yikuan,Cao Xinyu,ZhuWeikun


灯光顾问:Arteluce Lighting Design



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