It is a futuristic space experience that shows the integration and symbiosis between human and technology.
If human is abstracted into digital form to explore the information center walking through the ring-shaped arrays of lights makes you feel like traveling through the time tunnel and reaching the future of human-technology symbiosis. The sculptures of two hands, inspired by the frescoes “Genesis” in the Sistine Chapel, are going to touch each other and bring people to the new era.
Located in Ganjiang, the new national-level district of Nanchang City, Vanke Winno Hub is an exemplary project of city-industry integration, with a total investment of approximately 18 billion yuan. Designed with the idea of “internationalization, intelligence and innovation”, and focusing on cloud computing, AIoT, and IT, the sci-tech campus integrates industry and innovation with culture and life. With the aim to increase the competitiveness and economic potential of the area through scientific and technological innovation, it will upgrade the city’s industrial structure and function level.
When talking about human-technology symbiosis, what do people think about? Inspired by this topic, YuQiang & Partners, from the perspective of space design, tells a story of “time travel”, “secret land exploration” and “return of technology” in Vanke Winno Hub based on the integration of digital technology and art skills. It is also the first time that YuQiang & Partners has presented its digital design work to the public. By the penetration of technology into art space, YuQiang & Partners has realized the symbiosis between humans and technology as well as its commercial value and city-industry value.
What makes the space impressive is the integration of new media, interactive art installations and sci-tech art installations. The combination of technology, technique and aesthetics allows people to experience the future and encourages them to explore for more. Based on the idea, the space is a metaphor of the Information Era: “suppose that the sales center is an information center, and visitors are the source of information who explore the information center in digital form; it is an interesting way to realize the interaction between human and space.”
In terms of specific design, YuQiang & Partners uses sci-tech installations, artistic symbols and scene narratives to describe a futuristic digital world, which encourages visitors to experience the real and virtual worlds, to dialogue with the future, and to establish a spiritual connection and emotional resonance with the space.
Reception lobby on the first floor
In the long and narrow space, the designer outlines a mysterious “time tunnel” using arrays of lights, making the space futuristic and appealing. Passing through the tunnel, people will feel like wandering between the real world and the future. Geometrical and dynamic route allows people to experience the multiple dimensions of the space.
Luminous circles above the escalator
In our imagination, a holy figure is usually the one with a halo around his head. Halo, or luminous circle, has its symbolic meaning. The designer interprets his new understanding about time from a futuristic perspective, explores the relationship between human and technology, and starts a new time travel.
The huge 3D geometric installation is a symbol of connection and interaction, which becomes the focus of the whole space. Inspired by the frescoes “Genesis” in the Sistine Chapel, the two hands are the metaphor of two worlds, two spaces or two thoughts, which are going to touch and integrate with each other. Therefore, from the choice of material and the change of color, the designer has carefully considered and finally created a pixelated and sculptural installation, which symbolizes the communication between people and the connection between human and technology.
The concept of “human-technology” is interpreted by two impressive hands, which establish the link between people and the space upon their entering.
The installation is composed of 2,665 independent 10cm square pixels, which are arranged in the pattern of 65×41. Visitors who come here will leave their own information in the ever-changing dialogues of the city.
The space itself can be regarded as an interactive installation, which is complemented by other interactive designs. A mosaic wall in white and blue is different from common walls, for it is made of 2,665 rotatable blocks. You can create the patterns you want by free combination. In this way, people are interacting with the space and leaving their own tracks here.
“Within the boundary of the space, what we need to do is restore the order and rule using rational design, and make a breakthrough and innovation.” Elegant white and black blocks simplify the space; metal rings over the model area feature distinctive materials and exquisite lines, which highlight the texture of the space.
Yuqiang & Partners pays special attention to the value of the space and the demands of the users, trying to provide more possibilities. In the open negotiation area, instead of the traditional single chairs, sectional sofas of different styles, materials and sizes are well arranged to meet different requirements.
The office space and the experience center are well designed for multiple functions. Under the futuristic linear lights, silver, black and grey as well as the elegant lines contribute to a high-efficient and professional working space.
As a space for small meetings, sharing session and learning exchange, the terraced book bar is a perfect combination of functions and aesthetics. Blue chairs distinguish themselves against the wooden steps, creating a modern and fashionable atmosphere.
The designer’s imagination about future is interpreted in an artistic way. The model area is circled by a unique ring, and the LED screen behind it presents a breathtaking panorama of the whole development.
YuQiang & Partners’ design focuses the full utilization of today’s technology, the infinite imagination about the digital world, and the deep thinking about human-technology symbiosis. Based on this idea, YuQiang & Partners constantly expands the dimensions of the space and explores the possibilities of art and design. In the design for Vanke Winno Hub, YuQiang & Partners uses innovative decorations, interactive designs and futuristic perspectives to connect art with technology. It actively explores the integration of new office, new industry, new business and new culture, and makes the Winno Hub a workhorse to drive the development of the area.
|Name||NANCHANG VANKE · WINNO HUB|
|Time of Completion||December, 2020|
|Developer Team||Zhu Shu, Song Ge, Chang Yumeng, Xiong Shuiping, Lai Xiaosheng, Liu Zhiting, Fan Fanfan|
|Interior Design||YuQiang & Partners|
|Soft Furnishing Design||WOW DECO|
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YuQiang & Partners was founded by Mr. Yu Qiang in 1999, exclusively working as an interior design platform for outstanding interior designers to develop themselves under the leadership of versatile designers. The studio drives the improvement of design perception through interacting with information technology, in the long run, leading to making the team have an advanced, globalized and active view of design. Has gone through 20 years, the studio has become a professional team with more than 150 members. The team consists of excellent designers and architects with a bunch of experience from mainland China and abroad. YuQiang & Partners has developed a completely organized project execution and management system, effectively taking control of the whole process of construction and ideally ensuring the achievement of design. Meanwhile, it helps customers reduce the consumption of time and cost positively in term of project management.