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Wuyi Culture and Sports Center creates an urban living room

The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD)

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The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD)

Based on the imagery of the tea field from the organic tea culture of Wuyi, the project extracts abstract design elements of mountains and waters from the famous Dayuantang Tea Garden in Wuyi County, intending to create an architectural form and spatial experience of being embraced by mountains and waters. The design intends to integrate environmental resources with the site, and to inject vitality into the architecture through adapting to the terrain, thus to generate a building form full of tension, and meanwhile to create an elevated vigorous ring to offer spaces for citizens' leisure activities.

Wuyi Culture and Sports Center (public fitness center) is located at the foot of Hushan Mountain and the Transition Belt of Hushan-Baiyangshan Ecological Corridor. It is an important area connecting mountains and greenery clusters and an essential node linking the vigorous green circle formed by the Wuyijiang River, Hushan Mountain and Wuhushan Mountain in the master plan of the new town. In a relatively low elevation, the site is adjacent to Jinghu Park on the west which has beautiful scenery but is blocked by the relatively high bank with greenery, and is surrounded by mountains on the south and north sides, all of which provide pivotal landscape resources to the project.

With the reasonable use of environmental resources, the design aims to vitalize the architecture in line with the terrain, to present a building form full of tension. To maximize the value of the surrounding landscape resources, the design conceives an elevated vigorous ring for the public, which offers a pleasant spatial and visual experience by raising the viewpoint. It offers a good view, and hence helps increase the utilization efficiency of surrounding landscape resources.

The project is located at the Transition Belt of Hushan-Baiyangshan Ecological Corridor, and it is an essential node linking the vigorous green circle formed by Wuyijiang River, Hushan Mountain and Wuhushan Mountain in the master plan of the new town. “Mountains” and “waters” are key environmental elements in the site. The project extracts abstract design elements of mountains and waters from the famous Dayuantang Tea Garden in Wuyi County and attempts to create an architectural image and spatial experience of being embraced by mountains and waters. The site is adjacent to Jinghu Park on the west which has beautiful scenery but is blocked by the relatively high bank with greenery, and is surrounded by mountains on the south and north sides, all of which provide pivotal landscape resources to the project. The design intends to integrate environmental resources with the site, and to injects vitality into the architecture through adapting to the terrain, thus to generate a building form full of tension. An elevated vigorous ring is built to offer spaces for citizens' leisure activities. It offers a good view, and hence helps increase the utilization efficiency of surrounding landscape resources. The Central Square on the lower level and the Ring for Citizens on the upper level form a vertical "urban living room". Gymnasium, public fitness center, public culture center and group activity center in an enclosed layout highlight the "one-stop service" mode of the building complex.

Wuyi Culture and Sports Center tackles the shortage of culture and sports facilities in Wuyi County while meeting the citizens' growing demands for cultural and sports activities. The project is targeted at the public and to fully meet their increasing needs for fitness, sports,leisure and cultural activities. While accentuating the theme of culture and sports, the design of this building complex incorporates a mode that offers one-stop services and diversified functions.

Credits

 Wuyi County, Jinhua City
 China
 Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Wuyi County
 Culture and sports center (gymnasium, public fitness center, public cultural center)
 09/2025
 75756 mq
  92,487,011.9.00 $
 Shen Xiaoming
 Shen Xiaoming, Zhang Kai, Hong Tao, Chen Jie, Ge Yabo
 The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD)

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The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD) was established in 1953. Formerly known as Zhejiang University Architectural Design Studio, it is one of the earliest First Class Design Institutes among major national universities.
The mission of UAD is to seek “harmonious environment, global vision, design-teaching-research integration and innovation, and the highest professionalism”. UAD adopts the development strategy of “high-grade culture, broad vision, high-efficiency management, high-caliber talents, high professional technologies and high-quality works”, with the academic theory of “Balanced Architecture” as the design guideline. During the past decades, UAD has always persisted in creating fine and innovative works, contributing a large number of outstanding works in various fields. Over the years, it has won more than 1700 awards for outstanding designs, excellent projects or research outcomes at national and provincial levels.

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