Nanshan Marriage Registration Center | urbanus | Last Architecture

'Nanshan Marriage Registration  Center' by chinese architecture practice Urbanus ,
a multi-storey facility in the northeastern corner of lijing park in nanshan district, shenzhen, china.
Seeking to provide a new identity for government buildings and institutes within the realm of
built architecture, the design incorporates a reflecting pool and pavilion in the approach to secure
a sense of public space to the registration facility.
Surrounded by a dense collection of tall deciduous trees, the cylindrical building comfortably inserts itself into the park in a way that respects and maintains the lushness of the site. The reflecting pool to the south creates a calm and fragile surface to the grounds, serving as an inviting meeting point for the public. A series of ramps and floating pathways dissect the water, allowing visitors to move through and experience the pool. A simple pavilion structure oriented towards the center frame the approach like a small gateway.
Outfitted with a shimmering floral mesh aluminum skin, the center exhibits a level of transparency from the exterior. The interior gains from natural daylighting through floor-to-ceiling glass and is further maximized by the curved nature of the walls. Focusing on the movement and circulation of the building, the layout revolves around a spiral pathway that connects facets of the registry in a sequential manner.
Areas give way to smaller rooms and private space in a fluid gesture, forming curvilinear partitions that organically define the layout

project info:

construction bureau of nanshan district
site area: 3002.5 m2
floor area: 977.5 m2
structure: steel

design director: meng yan
project director: zhu jialin, wu wenyi, zhang zhen, fu zhuoheng, wei zhijiao
architecture designers: wang jun, yin yujun, hu zhigao, li qiang, zhang xinfeng
landscape designers: liao zhixiong, lin ting, yu xiaolan, liu jie

interior design: guoqun studio
curtain wall design: henzhen keyuan construction group co., ltd
structure / MEP: guangzhou RBS architecture engineer design associates
general contractor: shenzhen decoration and construction industrial co., ltd,
guangdong 8th construction group co., ltd