Exhibition Hall in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning,
HUST, Wuhan (Architectural Design)
Location South fourth Floor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Owner School of Architecture and Urban Planning, HUST
Design Date 2005
Completed Date 2006
Gross Built Area 400m2
In order to increase the exhibition space of the school, we raised funds from the public and built this "illegal" building in a do-it-yourself way.
As the building of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, we hoped that it would not only provide usable space, but also serve as an architectural education. In order to show the growing building materials, the design adopted the original bamboo ceiling. We soaked the original bamboo in lime water in advance to prevent the moth.
In order to show the climate adaptability of the building envelope, we adopt double-glazing windows with adjustable shading. In summer, the shading blocks the sunlight, hot air enters the double-glazing space from the lower part of the cavity and then is discharged through the upper louvres. In winter, the inlets, outlets louvres are closed so more sunlight can enter the room. Also, we invited Huangpi craftsmen to build walls with rubble stone to show students the famous "Mulan dry masonry" in Huangpi traditional dwellings. In order to increase the quality of lighting in the depth of the building, we raised the roof at a depth of 8 meters from the window, allowing the southern sunlight to be reflected to the interior through the curved metal ceiling. After the completion of the building, the high performance was validated through collected data of measurement.
Design Team LI Baofeng, LIU Xiaohu, CHEN Qiuyu，etc.
Technical Design ZHANG Chun, REN Zhou Yu，etc.
Photographer LI Baofeng