SOHO Life Art Gallery

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial Architecture
Firm LocationHangzhou, China
CompanyBluetown Architects
Lead ArchitectWei Zhu
Design TeamArchitecture: Wei Zhu, Yifu Lou; Structural: Licai Li, Jinfeng Zeng; Plumbing: Cunzhen Lv; HVAC: Fengqiang Shen; Electrical: Ji Zhou.
ClientBlue & Green town China

The SOHO Life Art Gallery is located in the core area of downtown Hangzhou. The architectural complex is built right on top of the metro station, as part of the City Transit Oriented Development Program. The key words of this project are vitality, modern, technology, and futurism. The architecture is formed by two trapezoidal blocks, one transparent and one solid. The trapezoidal edge conforms to the shape of the site and preserves the existing heritage trees on site. The simple form is aimed to attract people’s attention into the display window.