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GWP Architects completes the interior of a co-working space in Shanghai
China Architecture News - Nov 1, 2019 - 15:15 1636 views
GWP Architects has completed the interior of a co-working space in Shanghai, China. Called Mulin Cohension, Shanghai Jiantao Square, the project takes "multiple connections" as the design concept, aiming at connecting the relationship between people and space, space and space, and space and regional culture by ingenious spatial design and moving lines.
In the era with popular entrepreneurship trend, the studio understands that more and more entrepreneurial teams prefer shared space as their office space, not only to reduce the cost of entrepreneurship, but more importantly, to get the multiple connections brought by sharing.
"We hope that the entrepreneurial teams who work here can feel the delicacy and fun of design share, connect and have a good memory here in the way of their entrepreneurship," said the studio.
This project is located in Kingboard Square, Changning District, Shanghai, which is the core part of the airport business park. It is adjacent to the world's largest transportation hub, Shanghai Hongqiao Transportation Hub. It has superior geographical location and perfect transportation support.
Throughout the project, the studio designed more than a dozen interesting punching spots and connected them with continuous walking lines. The entrance is the first design highlight, which we call it the entrepreneurship door. A semi-arch coffee acrylic board is used to form a unique sequence in the form of the opening page.
The black wire-drawn metal arch at the end emphasizes the ritual sense of the entrance. With strong ritual significance, this entrance connects people with place and space instantaneously. It also implies that entrepreneurs entering here will open a new chapter in their lives.
Entrance reception area
In the reception, the firm designed a multi-level open space. On both sides, the space is fixed with youthful, light and fashionable color system, decorated with warm colors soft outfit.
Cultural dialect wall
Voice tube is a small gadget that have ever been in many people’s childhood. Through the addition of childlike elements, friends would come when they give the word after work. At this time, the partners, busying and lacking of communication, will become intimate because of this small trick.
Childlike interest in the alley
Designers intentionally make the corridor as a meaningful space. With the use of modelling walls and the rendering of bright colors, corridors is no longer a small supporting role. If there is time, every passer-by can stop here and participate in designer's carefully designed games.
Fitness horizontal bar
As an important part of the co-working space, multi-functional ladder area is where people communicate and distribute. In order to make the area more accessible, designers use wooden ladders and box elements to make the space more rhythmic.
Multi-functional ladder recreation area
The project has been completed and put into use in 2018. Recently, it has been nominated for the Office catagory of the 2019 WAF INSIDE Awards, the Co-working Spaces category of the 2019 WIN Awards and the Graphics & Wayfinding catagory of the 2019 FX Awards.
Project location: Shanghai, China
Project type: Interior design
Design area: 2,686 SQM
Design time: 2018.06
Construction time: 2018.09
Completion time: 2018.12.31
Owner company: Kingboard Properties, KWG Property HoldingLimited
Architect: GWP Architects
Chief designer: Guowei Zhang (John), Ping Wang
Design Team: Guowei Zhang (John), Ping Wang, Victor Ruan, Dana Liu, Jevon Cai, Wensson Luo, Rika Zhu
All images courtesy of GWP Architects
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