liaogou river area science and technology center
The Liaogou River Area Science and Technology Center covers four buildings consisting of a Science and Technology Museum, Cinema, Library and Business center. Each function is located in a system of four different buildings all visually connected in a round formation allowing each structure to blend together seamlessly creating a new landmark for the area. The project is located in a new master plan area for Jining and borders a manmade lake.
Key design goals were to create spaces that maximize the usability for users’ whist taking advantage of the scenic views of the surrounding river. This is achieved for example by each building having a shared underground first floor to allow easy access to each of the buildings along with the transparent facades that allows uninterrupted panoramic views of the lake from each building level.
Numerous energy saving measures were taken to ensure that the Science and Technology Center is a representation of today’s innovation and technology. Some measures include insulation on all exterior walls, the use double glazing and insulated profiles for exterior doors and windows, and providing natural ventilation of indoor spaces where possible.
site area: 37,000 sq.m