Sanya Farm Lab

Sanya, Hainan Island, China

Building exterior ©2021 Shining Laboratory
Building exterior ©2021 Shining Laboratory

Sanya Farm Lab is a 4000 sqm 4-storey exhibition space, located in Nanfan High Tech District of Sanya, the southernmost city on tropical Hainan Island. The design focus of the project is to combine the climate characteristics of Sanya, integrate the regional scientific and technological agricultural elements and create a multi-functional research compound and commercial display space.

landmark OF THE DISTRICT

Aerial View ©2021 Shining Laboratory
Aerial View ©2021 Shining Laboratory

Nanfan District of Sanya is transforming into a tropical agriculture scientific research hub. The local government is investing in researches on environmental change, land/water scarcity and food production issues, as well as the growing demand of middle-class Chinese’s desire to return to the natural field and rural area tourism.

The completion of the Nanshan Farm Lab is based on the modern organic agriculture display and the upgrading and evolution of lifestyles. It blurs the traditional boundaries between nature and the city and narrows the distance between technology and life.

NOT JUST AN EXHIBITION CENTRE

Building exterior ©2021 Shining Laboratory
Building exterior ©2021 Shining Laboratory

The Farm Lab integrates and covering high-tech exhibitions such as agricultural robotics, indoor vertical farming, etc. It brings a brand new “farm-to-table” experience. The wish of the design is to present the advanced technologies in front of the public in real-time, highlighting the progress which agricultural techs made in lifestyle and education territory. And its key point is to blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, maximising visitors’ communication and interactions inside and outside the architectural building.

Details ©2021 Shining Laboratory
Details ©2021 Shining Laboratory

PLATFORMS, STAIRS AND SHADE

Building exterior ©2021 Shining Laboratory
Building exterior ©2021 Shining Laboratory

The architecture structure was developed into three steps: first, constructed outdoor public space. Set up an outdoor public space with clear scales and rich levels through strategically combining four storeys’ functional massing. The cantilever on the second floor created a semi-outdoor rain shelter for the first floor, and a relaxing outdoor public platform for outside dining and children’s playing for the third floor.

Second, knitted outdoor public spaces together through outdoor circulation. Used a spiral stair and huge stairs of the multi-functional theatre to connect the indoor and outdoor, which made the flow more frequently to go outside and finally achieved the thorough connection.

Third, enhanced the comfort level of outdoor space. The 800MM deep roof grid structure reduced the sunlight absorption by 70%. It provided a shelter for the outdoor platform, and at the same time ensured natural ventilation and an open view. The grid structure inspired by the traditional house of Hainan Li nationality, which is a modern performance of the long-established architecture context.

Building interior ©2021 Shining Laboratory
Building interior ©2021 Shining Laboratory
Building interior ©2021 Shining Laboratory
Building interior ©2021 Shining Laboratory

Drawings

Level 01 plan ©2021 CLOU architects
Level 01 plan ©2021 CLOU architects
Level 02 plan ©2021 CLOU architects
Level 02 plan ©2021 CLOU architects
Level 03 plan ©2021 CLOU architects
Level 03 plan ©2021 CLOU architects
North Elevation ©2021 CLOU architects
North Elevation ©2021 CLOU architects
West Elevation ©2021 CLOU architects
West Elevation ©2021 CLOU architects
Section ©2021 CLOU architects
Section ©2021 CLOU architects

Program Datas

Project Name: Sanya Farm Lab
Type Exhibition, Retail
ClientJinmao Sanya Nanfan Rongmao Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Location Sanya, Hainan Island, China
Construction Area: 6,900 sqm
Status Completion in 2021
Architecture Design CLOU architects
Interior Design Concept CLOU architects
Design Team Leader: Jan Clostermann, Lin Li
Design Team Na Zhao, Sebastian Loaiza, Julien Douillet, Yaxi Wang, Tianshu Liu, Tiago Tavares,Principia Wardhani, Javier Peláez, Yiqiao Zhao
Construction Drawings/MEP/Structure Urban Architecture Design Co., Ltd
Façade Consultant: China Building Technique Group Co., Ltd.
Interior Design Construction Drawings G-Aart design
Lighting ConsultantFuzhou Bovs Lighting Design Co., Ltd.
Photography Shining Laboratory

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