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Hongcheng Office Building – Interior Design in Zheijang Province, China by Peter Ruge Architekten
February 28th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten
The Hongcheng skyscraper is located on the banks of the Qiantang River in the new administrative and business district of Hangzhou city and home to the offices of various companies.
Commissioned by the buildings owner, the brief called for a unified interior design throughout the common areas that included an upgrading of the main lobby, foyers, corridors and amenities. The 3 story high entrance hall spans approximately 450 square meters to form the central reception, waiting and information area of the overall complex.
Views of the beautiful parklands opposite the main entrance are optimized through the use of extensive facade glazing. The configuration of the entrance hall has been inspired by the natural landscape, reflected through the use of organic elements. A bamboo grove, natural stone blocks, and cascading water feature define the spaces functional zones to create a series of themes landscapes. By limiting the use of the various surface materials, the subtle combination of jurassic limestone, granite and bamboo amplified the experience of the spatial landscape. The result is a harmonious interaction between inside and outside, the elements and materials.
The bespoke translucent glass ceiling and overlying grid of bamboo rod down lights allow for varying levels of illumination that can be adjusted to the time of day of desired atmosphere.
Peter Ruge Architekten is an international architectural and urban design firm with offices in Berlin, Germany and Hangzhou, China.
Prof. Peter Ruge runs the company and has over 20 years experience realizing buildings and urban developments across Europe and Asia.
He has lectured at various locations. Currently he teaches Sustainable Design at Hochschule Anhalt / Dessau Institute of Architecture (Bauhaus).
For Peter Ruge Architekten a wide range of prospects has opened up concerning sustainable optimization of existing portfolios, residential developments and city planning.
In addition to various awards, two projects by Peter Ruge have been awarded with a national certification for sustainable architecture.
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