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YZscape：This case is a “prefabricated” landscape renovation for the terrace space of the completed We Young 168 commercial block.
The finished building is designed with extremely streamlined and technological style, with an indisputable sense of oppression. The landscape space designed by the architect emphasizes a grand spatial narrative and coordination with the building. Although large outdoor terraces are created as circulation and activity areas, these areas are large and empty because the perspective is still architectural. These terrace spaces were originally designed to provide sufficient flexibility for business and activities. However, after completion, neither client nor the business owners know how to use them. Obviously, these outdoor terrace spaces lack definition, and there is a missing link between terrace space and operational use – the detailed design of commercial landscape.
▽场地现状-错落的现代露台空间 Site status – Scattered modern terrace space
We must deal with three main challenges: first, provide opportunities for people to stay; second, create attractive details for people to take photos and videos; third, the renovation had to be completed in a very short time. These challenges actually echo the problems faced by similar commercial renovation projects: to attract and retain people to consume, and to complete the construction as soon as possible to reduce the impact on operations.
▽场地现状-空旷的二层露台空间 Site status – Empty second floor terrace space
The strategies are simple and direct: use light and convenient prefabricated landscape elements to define the circulation and resting areas, and enclose the space for staying. Then incorporate creative elements into the designed space.
▽二层露台景观装配示意图 Schematic diagram of second floor terrace landscape assembly
Designing a space is actually to do its ceiling, floor and edge, and enclosing a space is to see how the edge is designed. If the canopy of the existing tree is regarded as the ceiling of the terrace space, then we only need to renovate the floor and the edge. We lay a wooden platform at the bottom to create a warmer and more comfortable feeling. The edge is enclosed by a combination of bar tables, flower beds, benches, and back chairs. We also set up two facile frames on the second and third floor terraces to further emphasize the sense of enclosure. It is also an infrastructure for lamps, display racks or other hanging objects.
▽二层露台设计图解 Second floor terrace design diagram
▽二三层露台景观 The second and third floor terrace landscape
▽旋转座椅和靠背椅 Swivel seats and reclining chairs
▽露台花池、靠背椅背面 Terrace flower pool, back of chair
▽靠背椅夜景 Back chair night view
▽露台花池（细叶针芒）和萤火虫灯 Patio flower pool (fine leaf needle awn) and firefly lamp
▽边界座椅和种植 Border seats and planters
In terms of color, we boldly chose bright yellow, which is completely different from the building. It makes the landscape facilities more prominent and further enhanced their “prefabricated” appearance. At the same time, the bright yellow also makes each small space more light, warm and pleasant, forming an escape in the cold architectural atmosphere.
▽五层露台设计图解 Design diagram of the fifth floor terrace
▽五层露台 Five layers of terrace
In addition, we also incorporated some Chinese characters into the bar tables. On the one hand, because people are highly sensitive to characters, they can be attracted in an instant; on the other hand, it adds interests to each terrace space. Also, it creates nodes for people to take photos and celebrate on their social media.
▽四层露台设计图解 Diagram of the fourth floor terrace design
▽四层露台文字吧台（项目Slogan“味来不一样”）Word bar on the fourth floor terrace (project Slogan “Taste different”)
▽文字吧台背面 Text back of bar
▽吧台 The bar
▽吧台与花池、阳伞结合 The bar counter is combined with flower pool and parasol
▽四层花池景观 Landscape of flower pools on four floors
The key to commercial landscape design is to better promote circulations and guide people into different commercial areas. The ground level usually has the biggest business opportunities. In order to attract people to the higher floors, we introduced a rotating slide between the 2nd and 3rd floor, making it a popular interactive spot.
▽三层露台图解 Illustration of third floor terrace
▽二层露台滑梯 Second floor patio slide
▽露台滑梯出口 Patio slide exit
Creating a commercial landscaping on a terrace that has already been paved is more like an outdoor version of interior design, we minimize on-site wet work and install the landscape facilities that has been prefabricated in factory. Almost all facilities (except the wooden platform) are made of stainless steel.
▽三层露台滑梯入口 Third floor terrace slide entrance
We hardly destroyed any existing pavement, which saved the client money while compressing the construction time to the greatest extent and reducing the difficulty of construction. This “prefabricated landscape” approach is an experiment on how to renovate a existing commercial block.
▽工厂预制过程照片 Photos of factory prefabrication process
▽现场等待安装的预制零部件照片 Photos of prefabricated parts waiting to be installed on site
▽竣工鸟瞰 Completion of a bird’s eye view
Through the detailed design of the terrace space and the implantation of landscape facilities, we change the perspective of the terrace space from “architectural grand narrative” to “landscape detail experience”. And this kind of detail experience is the key to the success of contemporary commercial space.
▽露台烟火气 Patio smoke
项目设计 & 完成年份：2022年4月
照明设计：Lumia Lab 庞磊、郑嘉豪
Project name: The Xi’an We Young 168 Balcony Renovation Project
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design year & Completion Year: 2022.04
Leader designer & Team
Leader designer: Zhou Xiao
Landscape team: Zhou Xiao,Yan Ming，Lei Yutian,Yu Jialuo ,Han Peng
Project location: Xi ‘an, Shaanxi Province
Gross Built Area (square meters): 3000㎡
Photo credits: YZscape
Photographer: Li Ye, Zhou Xiao
Lighting Design: Lumia Lab Pang Lei, Zheng Jiahao
Construction of metal products: Shanghai Qinyun stainless steel Products Factory
Wood pavement construction: Shaanxi Zhuang Sheng Ecological Garden Co., LTD
Slide, rotating seats deepen design and construction: Zhang Tang Hapitor
Clients: Xi ‘an Beiyuan Star City Commercial Operation Management Co., LTD
审稿编辑 王琪 – Maggie
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