Birdland: Hangzhou Liangzhu Cultural Village Commercial Design by

2024 Public Projects / China / Built in 2023 /

Project Statement
The influence of Liangzhu Culture has a long history, and today it has become a cultural tourism destination in Hangzhou, the Yangtze River Delta region and the national cultural tourism destination. Birland is located in Hangzhou Liangzhu New Town . As a complex commercial block, it is the role of Liangzhu’s future life. It combines life and literature, the city and the distance. The landscape design respects the time attribute of the site, and takes modernity as the base and ancient times as clues to create a new commercial life in Liangzhu. It is expected to create a relaxed and healing daily routine to meet the needs of various groups of people and for multiple periods of time.

Friendly public link is an important part of landscape planning thinking. As the last puzzle of Hangzhou Vanke in Liangzhu Cultural Village, it is important to link the relationship between the surrounding plots in this case. From the perspective of large areas, the living form of Liangzhu Cultural Village has been very mature. The original villagers and the people who moved in one after another gathered around the case, but a small town vitality center connects the neighborhoods in series. From a business perspective, the large roof art centers, jade birds and tassel business and Beautifulzhou Church, which have been opened in the early years, are reflected in their own, but the lack of physical connectivity to integrate it together. Birdland covers an area of 100,000 square meters and is a more public and open space that is easily accessible from the outside and can be enjoyed inside.

A friendly interface
The friendly city interface is formed by street corner square, green space park, Jixiang garden, green streets, urban opening, stations and bicycle parking points, which softer the sense of business boundaries and organize organic integration with the original streets of the cultural village. Find more urban interfaces around business to absorb villagers into use. The open block concept of the birdland is a place you can go when you think of it.

Street Corporal Square: Villagers square and Big Barn are freely and open to large -scale sharing places. Preset of some spaces to leave white, and important village activities will be carried out here.

Inner Street
There are multiple or short streets inside the Birdland. The street does not exist independently and integrates with architecture and indoor. In Inner Street, we joined two rhythms: one is the “Birdland Plaza” at the intersection of the street center, and the other is the space clue of the “next big tree” between the streets.

Birdland Plaza: The function here is to create a public domain of fireworks. The role of the landscape in it provides a suitable sedentary area, a small amount of water interaction and a warm plant environment. Then return the social stage to the villagers, in order to look forward to the natural occurrence of village stories.

Finding the next big tree
During the process of visiting the Liangzhu Site Park, we observed that there are many tall ancient trees standing above Noda, just like the guardians tell the story of Liangzhu. These big trees are visible, and they are also used as waiting for shading for small stations of various scenic spots. During the visit, a big tree was used as a visual goal, and tourists knew that the next visit was about to be. We hope to borrow this space into the Birdland’s concentration to play a role in connecting each block.

The street scale under the big tree: Jade Bird’s integrated street has a wealth of merchant formats. Each outdoor extension scale requires the basic constraints of landscape formulation. This constraint is used to moderately distinguish between public and public space and self -use space for merchants, so that the town system can organically circularly operate. However, this constraint should not be a rigid system. During the boundaries of the constraint, we refine the grain size of emotion and customize the sense, material and plant characteristics of each store.Let every corner of the village have different scenery and expressions.

Liangzhu seasonal garden: The city’s main roads on the south side of Birdland set connecting the relationship between Liangzhu and the city. This is the external display surface of the business, and it is also the daily traffic portal of the cultural village. There is a wide municipal green belt between the main road and the business, which can be used lightly by landscapes. We hope that this is not a conventional urban green belt practice, but a place where Liangzhu’s land texture can be carried, so a landscape experiment that simulates ancient nature: take the undulating land as the platform, and the simple stone shop as the path as the path. The big trees that are straight up are randomly, and local fern gardens form communities, and together become a simple and natural “ancient base”, holding modern buildings to float on the base. In it, people can feel the vitality of valley stone beaches, shallow streams, and plants in the four seasons, and spend a relaxed and lazy slow time.

Land Wild Park: Located at the western end of the “Friendly Interface”, the original deserted farmland land is no longer suitable for modern commercial space. Although the crops are removed, we still want to maintain the outline and field sense of the earth. By sorting out the terrain relationship and vegetation density, it is different from the unique space of urban business: “There is still a small mountain in this mountain business.” This hill is very close to us, fully integrates into the daily life of people, and is open to everyone. The design method can retain part of the memory of the original village through light transformation and restraint of materials. The sorting of the earthy field park is not only the extension of the Jade and Bird Collection Commercial Street.

Growing base
“Big Barn is a landmark in the Liangzhu Star Building Group, designed by Deshaus. The landscape are responsible for combing the building base part, and assist the protagonist of the building from a technical perspective. We hope that the sense of existence of the landscape is as faint as possible, and even makes people feel that there is only one building here.

Ancient clues
As the core of the Liangzhu New Town, the Birdland will inevitably resonate with history. We believe that the magnificent and heavy cultural narrative needs to be restrained in the business space, and the villagers’ daily lives will not withstand the disturbance of cultural superposition. So the landscape proposes a concept: with modernity as the base, ancient times as a clue, creating a new Liangzhu business space. Writing the contemporary “spatial texture” of the contemporary “spatial texture”.

Some expectations
Under conventional logic, in the business space, the landscape often wants to play “strong” that can be seen at a glance. However, in the Birdland, we make the landscape a carrier of an emotional connection. Compared to the “poems and far away” in those dreams, the Birdland is the “nearby” at any time. People have feelings about the villages in memory. This memory is that chickens and dogs smell each other, they are children’s playful play, neighbors are in the neighborhood, or they have a good way. The scenes of these stories occur under the village entrance, the council dam, and the neighborhood. Architecture is a place for eating and sleeping. “Public space” is the habitat of the neighbors gathered and pinned the soul.
Birdland, telling the new village life. The story continues to occur, everything grows, and continues to exude vitality. The interesting soul will eventually meet here.

Architecture offices involved in the design:
Architects: Atelier Deshaus
Architectural Design: Qingmo Architecture

Location: Birland, Liangzhu Community, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province,China

Design year: 2020

Year Completed: 2023


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