2020年榮獲：韓國 Kdesign 金獎、倫敦設計大獎 銀獎、新加坡室內設計大獎 銅獎，三項國際殊榮。
The building lot of SharingSpace locates at a corner site along a city boulevard and surrounds by the apartment complex at the backside and the neighbor building at the left side. The shape of the building is an irregular polygon, and the overall layout strategy conducts the concept of “urban fill”. After fulfilling the building setbacks required by the Building Act, the construction plan conformed to the existing terrain and developed a polygon building volume with diverse angles.
ChangQun Group named the building as the Sharing Space, which is a three-floor place that introduced the idea of sharing the open space as a cultural area for the public to participate and experience the environment. The functions of the building consist of a catering and recreation area on the first floor, an artwork showroom on the second floor, and an exhibition area for life enrichment on the third floor.
Facing the main road, the building appearance toward the southeast is a full wall with no openings; instead, there is a low-key entrance at the southwest corner where the building volume is slightly higher. Moreover, leaving an empty space in the middle of the building volume to construct a trapezoid atrium connecting to the second floor. The layout of the artwork showroom on the second floor is around the design of the atrium. Further, extending the atrium up to the outdoor space of the third floor enables the sunlight to pour into the building from the top.
Due to the different facets of the building regarding its front and back, the former confronts the hustle and bustle main road while the latter is a community garden with abundant greenness; therefore, the design of the façade openings implemented the strategy of “closing the front side yet opening the backside”. In other words, it uses a clean and large wall at the front side to extend the road contexts of the city as well as utilizing the changes of the cross-section at the backside to enlarge the sensation of the indoor space, where the large open frame presents the art of borrowed scenery through the community garden.
Regarding the empty space in the middle of the building, apart from introducing abundant sunlight through it, on the design perspective, we further attempted to improve the sensation levels of the space. Extending the space via the atrium of the second floor to the water courtyard on the third floor, integrating the vertical and horizontal flows of the stairways, and leading visitors to walk through and experience “the correlation of changing views with each step” by encircling, crossing, and interacting with the external space. Initially, entering the building from the low-key entrance on the first floor and seeing the high-ceiling recreation space that faces the community garden at the back. Afterward, walking up the second floor via the stairway will enter the exhibition areas on the sides of the atrium with different height; from the top of the atrium, visitors can have a vague glimpse of the water courtyard on the third floor. Additionally, reaching to the water courtyard on the third floor from the outdoor stairway that has sunlight shines around and walk into another indoor exhibition room. During the entire walking flow, visitors can fully experience diverse facades in limited space, such as light and shade, high and low, and indoor and outdoor.
The construction material of the main building is architectural concrete with wood texture; the front facade utilized indigenous bamboo from Nantou County to pour and develop the architectural concrete with special bamboo join, which reinforces the interpretation of light and shade on the building appearance. On the top of the entrance at the front facade consists of corner metal meshes, which develops with the masculine architectural concrete into a contrary yet harmonic poetic construction.
In the design process of this project, we aimed to lower the self-consciousness of the designers and sought out the most suitable appearance and formation for the building in the urban and site contexts. We aspired to present construction sensation and façade composition via the nature of the materials, as well as telling the levels and stories of the space with natural light and shade. The “Sharing Space” is expected to be an influential building to environmental sustainability regarding not only the structure but also the creation of living mobility, group value, and cultural style. After observing local lifestyles, ChangQun Group sets “the aesthetics of living”, “cultural heritage”, and “place making” as the cores that initiates brand-new living charms and cultural vitality of this satellite city.
ChangQun Construction Company－SharingSpace
2020 to be awarded：Korea K-DESIGN AWARD Gold Winner、London Design Awards SILVER WINNER、Singapore Interior Design Award Bronze, three International Awards.