Shuyang Art Gallery



Project Overview




This project is located in the hometown of traditional calligraphy, Shuyang, Jiangsu province, and is positioned as the calligraphy art gallery to display and inherit Shuyang calligraphic style. 


沿街透视 © 赵强


夜景鸟瞰 © 赵强


近景鸟瞰 © 赵强



Design Concept




The concept of architecture abstracts the most fundamental three colors, black, white and red of Chinese calligraphy from rice-paper, brush-pen, seal and creates a pure space experience with pure colors. The aesthetic interest of the calligraphy in the architectural layout referring to Zheng Banqiao's calligraphic style is to respond to the ideological and practical work, the light and heavy, and the opening and closing of the calligraphy through controlling the size of the building, the space, the contrast of the materials and so on.


铺地小花岗岩 © 赵强


图底分析 © UAD浙大设计



Design Strategy




The largest exhibition hall along the street has the red-bricked exterior wall, like a condensed seal printed on the elegant scroll of ink and wash. The way of cutting the corner through the arc surface strengthens the iconic character of the building along the street, forming a unique lasting appeal. Red brick is Yixing clay brick, adopting three kinds of lining according to the different locations. The lower brick head outstand the wall, and the upper part intrudes the wall, and cut part is flatly lined, forming different textures.


主入口透视 © 赵强


削切弧面与砖肌理 © 赵强


次入口 © 赵强




The ink volume and angle are cut and painted with dark grey fluorocarbon paint, and the wall presents a subtle color change in the blue sky, such as the giant stone, such as the ink block, with a simple and profound texture. At the bottom of the body, the rounded corners are processed to show the sense of gravity in calligraphy.




The white volume selects prefabricated concrete hanging board, and the surface is treated with vertical chisel, such as rice-paper, which formed delightful contrast to the smooth and fine ink surface. The bottom of the body is overhanging to show a floating state, reflecting the spirit of detachment in calligraphy.


黑色墙面 © 赵强


黑白体量及沿街水面 © 赵强


效果图 © UAD浙大设计




The tranquil water in the entrance is set up to keep off the noise of the outside world, and the visitors are introduced into the gallery by a bridge on the surface of the water. The continuous transition of space makes the visitors compose the mind quickly before entering the exhibition hall.


入口水景 © 赵强


入口空间 © 赵强


白色墙面 © 赵强




All the exhibition halls are open space without columns, which can be arranged freely according to the exhibition needs. Glass corridor connects the exhibition halls, in order to facilitate continuous exhibition. In the middle of the red bricked exhibition hall, there are light wells through 3 floors, which create bright and transparent indoor space.


无柱展厅 © 赵强


弧形光井 © 赵强


总平面图 © UAD浙大设计




The space relationship is controlled by the layout of "sparse enough to run horse, dense enough with no needle". It is close to keep a narrow lane of only 2 meters wide. Both sides are pure black and white volume, making people feel to walk among the books. The space will turn to open courtyard and create an open space effect。


黑白窄巷 © 赵强




There is a gray space in the way that the volume of the body is dug in introverted manner, and the outdoor space can be extended into the indoor rest area. The tourists can enjoy the interesting space experience during the visit.


由灰空间步入屋顶花园 © 赵强




The paved road and roofed courtyards are inspired by the abstract pattern of the ink spreading. Through the different grayscale changes of the granites in the paved fields, an ink painting is formed.


屋顶花园及室内灰空间 © 赵强


屋顶花园及水墨铺地 © 赵强


总平面图 © UAD浙大设计

一层平面图 © UAD浙大设计

二层平面图 © UAD浙大设计

三层平面图 © UAD浙大设计

剖面图 © UAD浙大设计

 © UAD浙大设计





项目面积:10475 m2











Project Name: Shuyang Art Gallery

Project Location: Intersection of South Nanhu Road and Xueyuan Road, Shuyang County, Suqian City, Jiangsu Province, China

Project Type: Art Gallery

Project Area: 10475 m2

Design Scope: Architecture, Structure, Water Supply and Drainage, Electric, Heating and Ventilation, Landscape

Architectural Design: The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD) (http://www.zuadr.com/)

Project Leader: DONG Danshen

Architecture Design: CHEN Jian, NI Jian, CAI Yi

Structure Design: WEI Kaizhong, WU Shuai

Water Supply and Drainage Design: Zhou Xin

Electrical Design: LI Ping, YE Jin

Heating and Ventilation Design: PAN Dahong, ZHANG Minmin

Landscape Design: CAI Xiao'ang, WANG Hui

Photographer: ZHAO Qiang