BONUS SPACE DESIGN / RENGARCH
建筑师：章礽然 , 施新桐
Architects: ZHANG RENGRAN, SHI XINTONG
Location: No.9 Building，Min Le Park, Xi'an, China
Concept/Developing/Construction Drawings: RENGARCH
Function: Brunch restaurant
Building Area: 241.8m²
The project located on the walking street of Min Le Park in Xi'an. As the accommodation function in its higherfloors and the commercial function in the first and second floor, it miniatures today's street.
Sitting among a series of raw white shops, it is a white house at present. We hope to discuss the “publicity” of our city through such a place and implant "open" and "sharing" into the space to make it an “urban lounge” today.
As for the possibility of public engagement, we hope it can be reflected on the building facade and show the publicity. Public participation initiates the possibility of variable activities, such as sitting, standing, reclining, leaning, sheltering from the rain，etc. Feelings brought by these daily activities become our design conception — a spatial area in front of the facade is necessary for our urban life. With contour lines dividing the facade during the design, horizontal planes of different height are produced. Horizontal planes stretch into the street space as their heights reflect their function. Along with the advancing and retreating, semi-outdoor spaces are naturally shaped and interact with the street.
More public spaces probably produce more collective memories. "Urban Lounge" is our expectation of public projects. Our design offers as much ground floor as possible to the city street. By organizing the space, the ground floor gets the maximum height and depth so that it adapts to the variability of functions. As a result, the space turns into not only a brunch restaurant , but also an "urban Lounge" which may act as an exhibition hall, a cinema, a theater and an activity hall.