Qingnianlu Boonself Qingnianlu Youth Apartment Beijing
This renovation project aims to convert a vacant office-club building to a complex of youth apartment and shared working space. The representation of original hot spring swimming pool became the key idea of the design, and created a skylight atrium full with public activities.
Qingnianlu Boonself project is located in Chaoyang District, Beijing. It is a complex of youth apartment and shared working space, with a total floor area of 12,000 square meters. The Original building function is leisure club provided for the office park, but never been used since built. There is a underground hot spring swimming pool in the centre of the building, and an attractive 16 meters-high atrium brings skylight inside. The project aims to transform the ground part into a youth apartment, and also a shared working space for the underground part.
The transformation of the hot spring swimming pool becomes the key design idea naturally for creating the public space. After redefining the boundary, we use artistic pattern mosaic for main material of the hot spring swimming pool, so as to remind its original function. Wooden material is also used for the pool’s boundary to create a series public facilities such as benches, stairs, tree pool, bookshelf etc..The artistic and functional manipulation of the hot spring swimming pool and its surrounding area, not only brings the sharing public space’s ability of cafe, book reading, social activities and mini lecture, but also be able to create a interactive and energetic youth community public space.
The external facade design is applied to the atrium interface upon the “hot spring swimming pool”, the translucent white punching panel and the superposition of the floor window create continuous rhythm and dynamic change without losing the integrity of the atrium space. The facade design also conforms to the original overhangs characteristic structure, to create outdoor balconies in-between the inner apartments and outer atrium, white hexagonal punching panel takes the advantage of preventing sight and noise from the in and out. We hope to improve the quality of living and leisure space by creating an outdoor, natural, sunny and green atrium.
For the upper apartment, due to the constraints of the existing column structure, there are different length and depth in each area, it also brings the complexity to the standard apartment floor plan distribution. We introduce the modular idea on the elements within the apartment, such as bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room and extended living space. The are 5 categories with 233 rooms in total. The smallest room only has the basic module of bathroom and bedroom, while the room goes larger, the inside module grows, and gradually enriching the indoor space.
The project of Yuanyang Boonself Youth Apartment pays more attention on the improvement of living experience and the creation of community culture, and trying to bring a new life style full of social activity and comfort living environment in the east 5th ring in Beijing.
Project: Qingnianlu Boonself Youth Apartment
Client: Sino-Ocean Boonself Youth Apartment
Location: West Pingfangqiao, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Architecture Design: MAT Office
Architecture Design Team: Kangshuo Tang,Miao Zhang, Kemi Peng, Jian Zhu, Youpeng Liu, Feiyu Wang
Construction Design：Sino-Ocean Décor Engineering Co.,Ltd.
Built Area：12000 m2
Material：punching steel panel, mosaic, eco wooden board, precast terrazzo, epoxy resien
Photographer: Kangshuo Tang
Copyright for images, drawings and text: MAT Office