Shanghai Xiafei Weaving factory Co., Ltd. was built in the early 1990s. It has already stopped operation due to the industrial structure change. Before renovation, it was used as the storage yard for an express company. There are one two-story brick concrete office building, one single-layer slope roof warehouse, and some temporary buildings and sheds added year by year. Compared with the adjacent cultural and Sports Center, this factory is dilapidated and unusable.
▼改造后鸟瞰图，after renovation, bird’s-eye view © 筑作视觉
The design continues the original space structure. Visitors come into the new park through the small entrance square, and then enter the buildings on both sides through the linear space between the north and South buildings.
▼改造策略，diagrams © 同一建筑
▼改造前后轴测图，the axonometric before and after renovation © 同一建筑
There is a two-story brick mixed structure office building on north side of the factory. The original roof is uninsulated and leaky. Therefore, the first task is to solve this problem by relaying the waterproof and heat insulation layer on the roof. Additionally, we add the sloping roof above for ventilation and heat dissipation.
▼改造后的园区入口，entrance of the factory © 筑作视觉
▼改造后的建筑外观，exterior view after renovation © 筑作视觉
▼改造前后的中部通道，the central passage before and after renovation 右 © 筑作视觉
The south side of this building is a veranda, which is very uncomfortable for people to go cross outdoor space to other rooms. In the renovation, the corridor is closed with random aluminum panels and windows which creates a vivid modern architectural appearance. The outdoor cantilevered stairs on the east side of the building is added to meet the fire protection requirements of the new building, but also enrich the facade of the building facing the city. There is a single-layer slope top warehouse on south side of the site. The façade of the first and second floors of the renew building retain the original style, which is relatively closed with regular windows. The third floor, which is added above the old building, is designed as full-length windows. On one hand, this design achieves a more lightweight and transparent effect, and also emphasizes the contrast between the new and the old.
▼南侧外观，the south side © 筑作视觉
▼立面门窗细部，details of the doors and windows © 筑作视觉
For north facade, the stainless-steel anti-theft windows and messy air-conditioning units are removed. Two windows are grouped for a window sleeve, the air-conditioning units are cleverly hidden behind the louvers between the windows. The design keeps the original position and size of the windows while creating a clean and modern facade. This three-floor building adopted different space organization to attract creative office companies. Similar to “town house”, each unit has three floors with inside staircase, which can be directly entered from the external square.
▼改造后办公楼北侧外观，the north side after renovation © 筑作视觉
▼楼梯的白色粉刷和金属收边，the white stairs and the metal handrail © 筑作视觉
▼细部，details © 筑作视觉
Finally, the red brick wall and white wall, the slope roof and the parapet, the top full-length windows and the vertical two-story high opening, the random corridor facade and the regular windows, the design create a series of contrasts and richness in small-scale space.
▼夜景，night view © 筑作视觉
▼剖透视，the perspective section © 同一建筑
▼总平面，general plan © 同一建筑
▼建筑平面，plan © 同一建筑