colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect’s banan stadium in chongqing, china

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colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china

urbantect has reconstructed banan stadium in chongqing, china, wrapping its exterior in a perforated aluminum mesh that becomes the visual focus of the project. colored metal-clad boxes protrude from the lower part of its façade, which enclose retail stores and offer a platform for billboard placements. the boxes are placed facing the pedestrian street on the southeast side, while their corners have been sliced, formin tilted reflective stainless steel surfaces that act as interactive devices between the architecture and passersby.colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
all images courtesy of urbantect

 

 

urbantect has brought life back to banan stadium, which used to be one of the important landmarks in banan district of chongqing, but was soon abandoned and deteriorated. the reconstruction of the stadium has the intention of bringing life back to the stadium and its surroundings as the highlight within the community in banan district. the reconstruction has effectively reactivated the functionality of the stadium, while the adjacent pedestrian street became livelier.

 

‘the main design challenge was to determine how to achieve the concept of combining monumental landmarks with street life without affecting the primary structure of the stadium, as required by the project,’ explains the beijing-based studio. ‘another design challenge was to realize how to reflect the contradictory and progressive demands of the present, while preserving the historical characteristics of this distinctive architecture in banan, chongqing.’

colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
birds eye’s view of the perforated aluminum façade and the commercial storefront

colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
the colored metal cladding boxes were designed to distinguish types of commercial spaces on the second floor and a platform for billboard placements

colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
tilted reflective stainless steel that acts as an interactive device between the architecture and pedestrians

colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
façade and commercial storefront analysis

colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
masterplan of banan stadium located on pingjiang east road, banan district, chongqing

colored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
ground floor plancolored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
second floor plancolored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
third floor plancolored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, china
roof plancolored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, chinaelevation view of banan stadiumcolored metal boxes protrude from urbantect's banan stadium in chongqing, chinasectional view where service ducts and pipes travel internally towards the facade

 

 

project info:

 

 

name: banan stadium

architect: urbantect

team: yuji ji, gang zheng, xi wei, shixin gao, bing feng

location: banan district, chongqing, china

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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