Archives, which is regarded as an important culture carrier of collecting and preserving history, has abundant historical and cultural significance. Ningbo Urban Development Archives is mainly used to collecting developing history of this city, that it is called “Fortification History”. So, the start of design in this project is how to represent the concepts about fortification.
As can be seen from the thousand years of humanity building history, even the biggest cities are all built from building blocks by blocks. Therefore,“Building from Building-Blocks”, as the most basic human construction method, is undoubtedly the most appropriate expression of “fortification” conception.
This design hopes to interpret history of Ningbo through a practice of “fortification”. And the city development achieves will be a collector of it.
Base on the understanding of urban and architecture, we superimpose the two properties of “space” and “material” to support the concept of “Building Blocks” from another new perspective. , and this is used as a basic element of design.
“Blocks” are divided into three categories: “transparent”, “real” and “special” block differently. As three basic units of " Blocks", they exhibit respectively in transparency, solidity and culture.
Through the construction method of “Building blocks”, our design of the archives is presented in a poetic way. It is supposed that the process of “Blocks” can implies the city development in Ningbo, and its heaviness is able to fully demonstrates demonstrate the grand and stable of the archives (as a cultural ) building
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