Diary丨President Qiu took me to the construction site - Diary of the Building newcomer

We all thought that just getting out of the campus and entering the company's internship or in-service architecture, the daily work is to assist the architects to draw pictures and to mix the project, basically the state that others say you are doing. However, there are exceptions to the company.

We not only have the opportunity to participate in the project, independently design, but also has been more than 10 years experience in the design director personally guided, face to face to work with a partner, think about all that super lucky ah.

Our small team consists of 7 people, all of whom are interns and new recruits. Under the company's "New Star Talents Program", we join the "Single Dream Team" who works with the boss. Last weekend, the "Single Dream Team" followed the company's partner Qiu Director to pick up the work under the pants. Director Qiu gave us a brief introduction to planning ideas, design concepts, material selection, and façade modeling. Let us observe the project process and teach us how to analyze architectural design methods. I have to say that the field trips and on-site direct-click explanations are more and more shocking than the harvest of a hundred pictures.

Walk down the construction site~

Vertical forest
Nankai Building

Building area: 80,000 ㎡
Project Status: Under Construction
Service scope: architectural design, construction drawing design, landscape design, integrated design of public area interior decoration

Nankai Building is located on the port route of Nanshan District, Shenzhen. It is a 150-meter super high-rise building. The tower is composed of two body blocks, which are interspersed with green spaces for employees to communicate, meet and rest. The tower is designed with a semi-outdoor sky garden that runs through the ends of the building, introducing a vertical green landscape to create a vertical forest.

Before arriving at the construction site, we can see the dazzling and cool vertical external stairs of Nankai Building, connecting the podium and extending from the roof to the ground. The project is situated between the two hills, and the green through-the-building on both sides can be extended by the space reserved in the middle.

In the material display area of the construction, President Qiu explained to us the “breathing” glass used on the facade. This is the front-end design concept of the super high-rise glass curtain wall. The ventilation effect is achieved through the well-designed gap ventilation louvers between the side scales. The louvers are designed with perforated panels to prevent ventilation and fly into the building. The opening fan is hidden inside the louver, which makes it easy for the staff to open, and at the same time avoids the unsafe factors caused by the opening of the fan, and does not affect the image of the façade, forming a smooth surface effect. It can be seen that the choice of materials and accessories will largely determine the overall image of the building, and the architect must be meticulous in every step of the design.


Cloud Apartment
Excellent Qianhai Super High-rise Apartment

Building area: 100,000 ㎡
Project Status: Under Construction
Service Scope: Architectural Design

When I came to the field to see the Qianhai Apartment, which was a case study many times, I was a little excited. This is a textbook-style work. Staring at its elegant white lines, it stretches freely like a beautiful and moving goddess standing in the Qianhai area.

The project designs high-rise towers with a coordinated 2:1 height, and the 100-meter interchange proposes a “cloud club” design concept that allows both lower and upper occupants to easily reach and share public spaces. President Qiu advised everyone to be cautious about the use of curved glass in the future. The surface is easy to hang dust. After the rain, it will produce a "tears" effect. If you want to use it, you can choose a material with a small influence on falling ash.

Multidimensional space
Shenzhen Bay Science and Technology City

Building area: 467,000 ㎡
Project Status: Built
Service scope: architectural design, construction drawing design

The design concept of the science and technology eco-city is based on the unique urban space form of “village in the city”. The architect extracts and reorganizes the rich and lively mechanism of the city, thereby creating a high-density, multi-dimensional ecological three-dimensional structure closely integrated with the urban space. Research community.

We saw on the scene that some of the balcony of the building had been planted with green plants. President Qiu told us that the vertical green trough was designed to divide and reorganize the building blocks, and the green plants were used to pull the green plants to cover the entire green trough. 

▲Tower facade and planting trough detail

Underground sinking squares, ground network gardens and roof gardens form a multi-level public space, which shuttles through different heights of walking space, giving us a rich sense of space experience. The pedestrian bridge interspersed between the towers realizes the connection function, and also makes the sunken plaza have a storm corridor. President Qiu said that a good landscape design should make the project more perfect. For example, for the installation of fire hydrants, if you put them in the right place, it can be a good architectural sketch.

▲President Qiu tells us about multi-level garden space

High-tech Center
Kexing Science Park

Building area: 400,000 ㎡
Project Status: Built
Service scope: architectural design, construction drawing design

Kexing Science Park is located at the core of the Hi-Tech Park, one of the most intensive areas of science, technology, information and human resources in Shenzhen. When planning and designing, the designer strives to get rid of the traditional single boring industrial park model, starting from the new demand of industrial office, fully considering the user's demand for public space, green ecology and commercial service, and strive to create a new industrial complex model.

When we arrived at noon, we saw a lot of office workers coming in and out, eating in the underground commercial district, chatting in the public area, resting in the skyline garden on the floor... The combination of semi-underground space and overhead floors, large atrium and streamlined traffic system has brought about high efficiency in space utilization, but also maximized the expansion of staff activity space.

▲Facade and underground commercial

President Qiu gave us a demonstration of the area calculation of the park, because of the streamlined area accounting, so that in the case of high volume ratio to design a comfortable scale public green space and pedestrian streets.

More than style
China Resources City Runfu

Building area: 240,000 ㎡
Project Status: Under Construction
Service range: façade design

Upon arrival at Runfu, we can see that the quality of our reconstructed façade and the completed original façade at this stage has improved to a new height. The overall style of the building reflects the noble and modern temperament. The proportion of the bricks is rigorous and rhythmic. The materials look high-grade and exquisite, and the colors are elegant and noble. It is an elegant and beautiful house. 


▲Terrace greening

▲Brick rhythm


During the inspection, President Qiu told us that the architect should insist on the pursuit and design of the bottom line of the architect. It is very important to communicate with Party A and the construction party and express their own design ideas to each other. Many design concepts and details are irreplaceable, and they will affect the image and use of the entire building.

During this site visit, we learned about the construction of the company's projects under construction, the construction process, and some interesting stories behind the project design and construction. At the same time, the physical shape of the building, the color texture of the materials, our walking, give We are different from the real space experience of 2D drawings in design. In addition, along the way, President Qiu’s patience and explanations, as well as the need for architects to pursue, must adhere to the position, not to mention the emphasis of the cloud, let us have a deeper understanding of the profession of architects.