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TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

China Architecture News - Sep 08, 2021 - 09:18   1726 views

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Chinese architecture practice TRI-ORANGE DESIGN has converted an old industrial building into a photography studio with folded façade in Binjiang District of Hangzhou, China.

Named Moments Photography Base, the 1,800-square-metre building consists of a photography studio, a coffee shop, a bar, a buyer's shop and an exhibition hall in which all the program elements are designed to meet the requirements of the model for the diversity of atmosphere and state.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

The original building used to be Hangzhou Shuangyu stainless steel factory. It may not have a long history, but it is also representative of the times. Dormitory, factory building, water tower, hand wash basin... Although the house is very old, it still has the traces of industrialization. 

They have witnessed the changes and prosperity of the city and the great transformation of the economic center from industry to the Internet.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

As the architects explain, the logic of this project is "Digestion, remodeling and coexistence". Do not completely overthrow, do not retain, on the basis of the past, add modern culture and needs."

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

As an emerging industry of the Internet era, Hangzhou is the birthplace of the national network retail business circle. Shooting is a very competitive part of the whole commercial retail model, and also a part of the Internet development carrier. After four months of design, the whole project continues its life in a new way. Then, "Moments" was born.

Since the nineties of last century, dormitories, factories and other buildings in the factory have never been renovated. Time seems to stagnate here. 

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Every trace carries the brand of the times. The architects repaired the preserved building fragments, cleared the irreparable parts, strengthened the foundation structure, and sorted out and preserved the general architectural state of that era.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

The water tower in the factory is reserved as the symbol of Shuangyu stainless steel plant, and the stairs flow slowly from top to bottom with soft texture. 

The new and the old converge here, the past and the present are connected, and the form of opposition and fusion between buildings forms a unique space atmosphere.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Rough grain texture paint is wrapped with the old bricks of the original factory, which is compatible with the current era and the continuation of the past history. The brick walls of the past are connected with the present. Under the calm appearance, they are full of the most primitive and crude vitality.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

The soft shape is shaped with hard materials, and it is staggered with the original reserved wood structure. Modern materials and old artistic conception collide, wrap and fuse with each other in the same space, forming a dialogue interlaced in time and space.

The soft curve intersperses in the space, the exposed steel structure and the mottled wall form a sharp contrast, which constitutes the unique brand tonality and space order of moments. This side of the land, records the story, now, there are countless moments in this place.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

"The past, the present and the future are defined by time. When the future comes, our present is the past. We have no way to prevent the disappearance of some traces of history, but we can record and preserve what we have now," said the studio. 

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Cafe interior.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Bar on the ground level.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Cafe upper level.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Cafe upper level.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Cafe interior view.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Cafe interior detail.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Soft curve.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Soft curve.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Entrance detail.

Before renovation.

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

General plan of base

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Brand pavilion section

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Brand pavilion section

TRI-ORANGE DESIGN converts old industrial building into a photography studio in China

Cafe section

Project facts

Project name: MOMENTS Photography Base

Location: No. 52 Changjiang Middle Road, Changhe Street, Binjiang Distrct, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Area: 1800 square meters

Design time: 2019.09

Completion time: 2020.11

Design firm: TRI-ORANGE DESIGN 

Design team: He Libin, Huang Chen, Chen Chunyang, Wang Haiyang, Hu Shengxia, Zhu Bin, Wang Sijia

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All drawings © TRI-ORANGE DESIGN 

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