Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Yingkou Plaza in China by DSD
August 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DSD
Bayuquan Poly Theatre
Bayuquan Poly Theatre has 3 levels above the ground level. The main construction contains a large Dance Theatre which is specific for dancing and musical performaces with a capacity of 1600 people and a multi-functional theatre which can hold 800 people for drama play.
The dome of the main Dance Theatre was designed for both structural purpose and a special function. The steel-frame dome can be rotated, opened and closed to meet different performance requirements. The interior U-shape plan adopts the form of roman traditional theatre and the space is separated into 3 levels vertically. Sight analysis was carried out to allocate the seats in the theatre. To ensure best acoustic performance, the main source will be natural and each seat for audience takes up7.7 m³(the total volume is12300 m³). The reverberation time could be adjusted due to different performance requirements.
Bayuquan library is another project designed by DSD in Bayuquan near Bayuquan Theatre. The idea of this design was from two rotated books. And the rotated blocks provide a best view. The library is mainly made up of 3 parts including the basement block containing 2 levels, the cantilever (3rd floor) and the connection.
The roof of the lower block provide exterior space for outdoor activities. In order to have a better view inside, the cantilever employs a full curtain wall. Additionally, the triangular atrium ensures enough daylight of the reading room. The library use the similar material and construction strategy as the theatre.
FlagTowerofYingkouCulturePlazais on the north-east of Bayuquan Poly Theatre. The tower is 36 meters high, a little bit higher than the theatre. The fusiform section of the tower ensures least wind friction. The section is 5 meters long and 2 meters wide at its widest part. The flag tower is separated at golden ratio into three parts and the middle part is rotated 45 degrees facing the main street for LED screen installation.
The flag tower is mainly constructed by round-hollow steel columns and covered by aluminum perforated plates which are highly consistent with the theatre’s facade. It is considered that the laconic shape of the tower resembles a light tower or a sailboat in the sea abstracted from the weaving facade of the theatre.
Brief Introduction of DSD
SH-DSD was founded in 2004. DSD focuses on boutique design and controls the amount of annual projects trying to make every piece of work unique and at high level. Oriented by its culture ‘Customized Design’, DSD is capable of integrating the experience of large firm and the creativity of small offices.
DSD aims to become the best life design expert inChinaand to produce acclaimed pieces of work in the field of hotel, culture architecture, complex building and top rank residences. All the projects designed by DSD are original. DSD is good at hotel design and was awarded China Hotel Industry Golden Horse Awards in 2012.
DSD has been commissioned by clients of all backgrounds including Shanghai Ruihua Group, Beijing Golden Time Real Estate Development Co., Ltd, Beijing Palm Springs Holdings, Yingkou Economic and Technical Zone, Liaoning Panpan Group, Yangzhou Slender West Lake Tourism & Development Group, Longfor, Chongqing Sincere Group, Hubei United Investment Group, Nanjing Gulou District and other government and commercial companies. DSD provides all services during the whole design process.
All completed or ongoing projects by DSD since 2004:
Beijing Jintai Pioneer Residence, Beijing Jintai International Centre, Shanghai Ruihua Group Office Building, Palm Springs Hotel in Shenzhen, Palm Springs International Resort in Sanya, Bayuquan Poly Theatre, Yingkou Economic and Technical Zone Library, Liaoning Panpan Culture Zone, Chengdu Sincere Group Centre and Hilton Hotel, Hohhot Liwan Business Street and Hotel, Yangzhou Slender West Lake Hongqiaofang, Beijing C9 complex building, Chongqing Sincere Starlight Plaza and other projects.