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Crown Land
by Matrix Design

Photo by Shi Xiang Wan He

Matrix Design has designed Crown Land in Chengdu, China.

This project was based on the particularity of the site, where the design team started from the perspective of a cultural library.

Combined with the different functions of the library, art exhibition hall, and community life experience hall, Crown Land is realised through the integration and multi-purpose of the building. The space takes the Greco-Roman architectural form as the frame of reference.

Through the cutting and combination of symmetry, axis, proportion and other methods in the space, it forms a sense of order rich in classical style, creates a sense of ritual of college style, and maintains the unity from the inside to the outside.

The extensive use of arched structures reveals a fully-open gallery on one side. When visitors walk into it and pass through the arched spaces of different spans, their spatial perception is rich and quietly changing to create a highly-recognisable space.

This project has been longlisted in the civic and cultural interiors category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Matrix Design

Project: Crown Land


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