Monday, February 23, 2009

ICCA - Approach Architecture Studio

Iberia Center for Contemporary Art is a re-development project by Approach Architecture Srudio, located in the 798 art district, Beijing. The original site was composed by a group of industrial buildings. The biggest one is around 1000 square meters area with 8 to 11 meters ceiling height. The concept of the re-development was to convert these separated buildings into an integrated art exhibition space while keeping the industrial appearance as much as possible.▪

A 50-meter-long brick wall was introduced to the street interface in order to join the 3 old individual buildings into one single continuing facade. The new facade, however, is not completely replacing the old facades, rather, interacting with the old one by its shape and tectonic concept. The interior wall was preserved while a few new function boxes were inserted into the lofty space. Besides the exhibition space, it has offices, library, auditorium, cafe, art shop, etc.

Approach Architecture Studio

No comments: