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Wujin Department of Forestry and Agriculture
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WINNING COMPETITION ENTRY
studio505's concept for the Wujin Agriculture and Forestry Bureau utilises key design metaphors such as farmland, forestry, wells and gardens. Our first response to the brief led us to the notion of harvest and that the people who work the land, grow and cut the timber, gather and stack the produce bring order and harmony to the community. Inspired by the notion of harvest and the stacking of timber and produce, the floor plan has been configured and developed into a form and series of stacked blocks.
Our concept aimed to provide a sustainable design proposal for the Wujin Agriculture and Forestry Bureau with a strong Chinese cultural sense. The individual tower blocks were treated as carved seal stones, or chops, symbolic of the scope and charge of the Bureau. studio505 studied ancient Chinese characters linked to crops and land remediation, using them in the facade design and shading system ensuring that the product and project were in complete harmony. The pattern detail of the facade was partially sourced from an abstraction of timber grains and from the depth found in a crystallised jade or stone carved seal.
studio505's concept utilises key design metaphors such as farmland, forestry, wells and gardens which are closely related to agriculture and forestry