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Jiaxing Qixing Xiyue Rural Complex Exhibition Center

Jiaxing Qixing Xiyue Rural Complex Exhibition Center

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Agricultural Buildings
Firm LocationHangzhou, China
Project locationJiaxing, Zhejiang
CompanyANTAO
Lead ArchitectZhu Xiaofei

This project used to be an agricultural glass greenhouse. The owner wanted us to keep the costs low and to complete the modernization of this greenhouse within three months. To achieve this, we used three design strategies to rebuild an ecological agriculture complex. Firstly, we changed this crude crop shed into a place for experiencing modern agriculture. Secondly, we provided space, with a 6 meters storey height forming a three-dimensional landscape by piling up the structural units. This created a shopping place — open but introverted. Thirdly, we created more forms to activate rural resources, by combining art with the creation.