Qingpu Youth Centre
by Atelier Deshaus

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Slideshow: a layer of perforated aluminium cloaks the bright yellow and green exterior of this Shanghai youth centre by Chinese firm Atelier Deshaus.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

Located in Qingpu in the west of the city, the centre comprises a grid of rectilinear buildings that are connected to one another by a series of bridges, terraces and enclosed walkways.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

The corrugated metal skin is cut away in places, revealing some but not all of the windows of each building and providing glimpses of the brightly coloured walls behind.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

The largest of the fourteen buildings has white-rendered walls and encloses an open-air courtyard, while the others house classrooms, dance studios, a library, a gallery, offices and a theatre auditorium.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

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Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

Photography is by Yao Li and Zhang Siye.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

The text below is from the architects:


Qingpu Youth Center, Shanghai

Whole theme is based on such idea: on the premise of adapting adjacent urban scale, a small inner public space of human scale will be created in order to reconstruct the memory of traditional townscape scale.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

As we understand the nature of Teenager’s Center, the whole program was divided into a serial of small individual functional spaces which was utilized by various types of open spaces such as courtyard, plaza and lane.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

The kids’ adventure was encouraged by the environment. We hope them experiencing what they might achieve in a small town, such as numerous possibilities of destination, wandering and meeting with unexpected.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

In the other word, we create a place of social interaction and human care for the teenagers.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

A building could also become a small city.

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

Architect: Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun / Chen Yifeng)
Design Team: Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng, Gao Lin, Liu Qian, Wang Longhai

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

Location: Huake Rd, Qingpu, Shanghai, China

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

Design: 2009/6-2010/3

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

Completion: 2012/3

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

Building Area: 14360 sq.m
Site Area: 10906 sq.m

Qingpu Youth Centre by Atelier Deshaus

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  • http://www.georgehollander.com George

    Looks like alot of extra work for nothing!

  • 42si

    How SANAA can you get? But still a very nice project.

  • http://www.bcstudio.com.au Lin

    I love it! I think this is a great idea of using transparent cladding to resolve solar access and privacy impact issues. it also visually reduced the mass and bulk of conventional concrete block buildings.
    This material should be more experimented on in-fill developments in higher density urban centre areas.

  • lovecat

    The renders look a little bit depressing for a youth centre! If it’s supposed to be about fun and interaction I definitely don’t get that feeling from the images.