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    TIAN YUN Affordable Office by PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE - Photographer: Feng Shuxian, He Lian

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2019 WAN Awards: Tian Yun Affordable Office - Praxis d’Architecture

Alison Carter
27 Jun 2019

Tian Yun Affordable Office - Praxis d’Architecture is an entry in the Commercial category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

Tian Yun affordable Office provides private small and mid-sized research and technological enterprises with office spaces at the fringe of big cities. Although non main economic actors, these private firms are playing an essential role helping to build a solid economy, as Chinese society came to realize after 30 years of a real estate backed economy.

Rapid urbanization and stricter environmental control have resulted in large-scale manufacture relocating away from these major cities, and meanwhile new industries such as research and technology businesses are fulfilling these industrial sites. The premise of the design was an office complex that contains mainly single office units with a fraction for commercial facilities.

The influx of new businesses will bring unprecedentedly higher tax revenue to local governments who are willing to offer the land at a bargain price, which makes it possible for the sales and leasing prices of the end product affordable to private enterprises. This business model benefits local government, developer and private companies, creating a virtuous circle under market mechanism.

Inspired by Ludwig Hilberseimer’s idea on architecture, the design sought to practise the original meaning of “modern architecture” in a contemporary Chinese urban context.

Module concept was applied to minimize structure and facade construction cost in order to gain green planted balconies. Rounded corners with the same radian emphasize fluidity. Alteration of two curve boundaries lets more sunlight into interior. The architecture has an overall austere appearance while providing lyrical spatial experiences for individuals at work breaks.

To see more amazing entries from this year’s WAN Awards please click here.

Key Facts

China Beijing
Commercial Offices
2019 Entry
Architecture

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