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Baoshan WTE Exhibition Center

CompanyKokaistudios
Lead DesignersAndrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani
Design TeamAndrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani
Project LocationShanghai, China
ClientSIIC Bao Steel Environmental Resources Technology Co., Ltd.
CreditsPhoto by Terrence Zhang
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

A first milestone in a mixed-use project, Baoshan Exhibition Center preserves the industrial legacy of Baosteel’s site, while setting the stage for its future functions. Through imbedding new architecture volumn, as well as in-built flexibility, the structure sets a precedent for this landmark project. Specifically, we settled on a lightweight approach: a fully independent polycarbonate envelope positioned within the perimeter of the original structure. The resulting aesthetic creates a clear relationship and dialogue between historical and contemporary, opacity and transparency, hot and cool.

Bio

Kokaistudios is an award winning architecture and interior design firm founded in 2000 in Venice by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis. Headquartered in Shanghai since 2002 we have grown into multi-cultural firm of 60 people working on a global scale. Primarily focused on developing cultural, corporate, commercial, hospitality & retail projects we have also worked extensively on urban regeneration projects involving the requalification of heritage locations. Kokaistudios aims to develop projects that add positively to the built environment and social fabric of the cities.

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