JIJIADUN VILLAGE CONFERENCE CENTER 2021
The project is a countryside conference center where architecture and nature, indoors and outdoors, light and space are interwoven.
Located in Jijiadun Village, Jinxi Town, Kunshan, the site used to be the office building of the village committee, and was later transformed into a public activity space for local villagers. The first floor used to be catering and reception space and the second floor served as a restaurant. For functional adjustment, the building again needed to be transformed and upgraded. The client hoped to limit demolition and maximize the reuse of materials and walls while achieving functional and aesthetic upgrade. During site investigation, the architects were impressed by the harmonious fusion between indoor and outdoor spaces, architecture and nature. Consequently, the team decided to retain the original form as much as possible for facade renovation through an approach of micro intervention and partial renewal, while focusing on the existing atrium space that blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors.