Dianjun AI Valley is located on the first floor of Building A13, Bailian Huigu Creative Science and Technology Park, Dianjun District, Yichang City. BANDe Architects and SENSORO collaborated on this project to display and operate the data for the Yichang Dianjun District. It’s a multi-functional space for exhibition and operation, including a computational power center, a command center, an information center for good governance, a display for big data, block chain finance, industrial IOT, office and conference room.
It is an L shape plan with several existing columns in center. The general scheme is to build three floating blocks following the column locations as main language of the space. The existing columns and the floating blocks are composed together to reduce visual damage of the columns in the space and merge the exhibition to blocks. In this way, form and function are well unified. By making full use of the site’s length and width, the three blocks are arranged horizontally and vertically in plan to create multiple functional zones.
These space’s floating blocks are 35 cm off the ground, and the existing columns serve as the structural base for the suspension modeling, which is supported by steel cantilever beam structure. After many test, this structure design ensures that the floating blocks’ overall strength and stiffness can withstand the weight of the structure and its equipment as well as the variable loads placed by various exhibits. This completes the structural system in the most efficient manner. The floating blocks incorporate a display system that includes an LED panel, a touch screen, and other components. “Technology should break past the limitations of technology, and architecture should be free from the constraint of the ground,” the designers intend to utilize their design as a metaphor for a technological breakthrough. Using the “horizontal stroke” design style, the existing columns are transformed from visual obstacles to show space components that are fully integrated into the exhibition space, rather than merely being an eyesore. The floating blocks use white as its primary color tone, creating the effect of an eraser wiped across a white surface against the gray wall in the background. Designing in this way eliminates the artificial traces left by creative techniques and presents the most advanced scientific and technology in an elegant and efficient manner. It is a subtractive design. By hollowing out each group of floating blocks, the entire space is made to appear “separate and continuous.” Exhibits are then placed in the hollowed-out areas to create a visual corridor that allows visitors to read the space subjectively and interactively. The entire room is designed by minimalism techniques while using a high-tech aesthetic sensibility in order to create an eye-catching visual effect.
The floating blocks and each space sequence are highly merged with the display modes in this area, resulting in a well-integrated display mode. It is like a picture on the wall that matches the content displayed in the room, creating a harmony atmosphere of art and high technology in the entire space.
Project name：Dianjun AI Valley
Collaborator：Beijing Sensoro Technology Co.,Ltd
Year of Design: 2021
Year of Completion: 2021
Principal Partners: Zhou Kun and Xu Lin
Design Team: Zhou Kun, Xu Lin, Sun Di, Yang Huan, Qin Haifeng
Structural Consultant：Li Zhengping
Project address：Floor 1, Building A13, Bailian Huigu Creative Science and Technology Park, Dianjun District, Yichang City
Building area：700 ㎡
Photographic copyright：Jin Weiqi
Client：Yichang Dianjun District Government
Construction：Yichang Focus Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd