HKIA Annual Awards 2017/18 Finalist, Hi Running ,Shenzhen
Bronze Medal in A’Design Award & Competition,Hirunning ,Shenzhen
Hi-Running is an arcade in the centre ofXiangmihu, a small high-end residential district in Shenzhen, China. It is targeted to be community-shopping centre than conventional extravagant shopping mall, to accommodate small and local shops that sells daily needs products. The arcade presents coziness and ordinary interior space for the community.
The design was inspired by traditional village planning to root a banyan tree in the village, in which villagers gathers under the shades of theFung Shui tree. In Hi-Running, an abstracted geometric giant tree is presented in the atrium as focal point and community hub.Resting and meeting with neighbors in the parametric atrium, visitors enjoy the shades and lighting undersky light and shaded by the giant tree, the branches would guide visitors’ focus to the skylight and back to the atrium. The edge of skylight was assembled by “small cut” of triangles and glass to complete the curve perimeter. An overall industrial mood was introduced. Black steel panels were stained matte, the stain were randomly spray on the panel to resemble old elements seen everywhere in old villages. Other panels are in warm colour, to bringcontrast with the dark element to create layers.
With the enormous sky light structure and proper fenestration on north and east of the building, the reliance on artificial lighting is minimal, while chimney effect in atrium is maximized for ventilation.Recycled wood and metal were use during constriction as form work and furniture.