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Transforming the storage building with little to no daylight into an event venue with sufficient sunlight was challenging (Photos: Xu Xiao Dong )

Rebirth Project: Bonbon Town

Firm LocationBeijing, China
Project locationSugar Warehouse / No. 6-2 Daishan Road / Xiangcheng District / 363000 Zhangzhou City / PR. China
Company过半儿 guò bàn ér
Lead ArchitectSun Min, Christian Taeubert
Design TeamYue Wenbo, Ma Shiyu
ClientZhangzhou Mulan Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

Tasked with transforming a former storage building for granulated sugar with little to no daylight into an event venue with sufficient sunlight, the architects placed a series of curated white volumes into the space, functioning as daylight cannons while providing room to fulfill the new program requirements. Simple white volumes work in juxtaposition with the existing roof trusses. The new cubature intentionally collides and intersects with the existing structure, and in other cases, they respect the setting out of the original roof structure.