Outpost for the Goethe-Institute Beijing, China
In October 2015 the Goethe-Institute in China opened its new event location for cultural exchange, digital media and contemporary art in Beijing's `798´ Art District. AS+P won the tender and was commissioned by the Goethe Institute with the general planning and implementation of a fundamental conversion concept within a specific timeframe and budget. Factory `798´ had previously been a state-owned military electronics complex, which was built in the 1950s according to plans drawn up by "Entwurfsbüro für Industriebauten" in Dessau, East Germany. The conversion concept preserves the Bauhaus-inspired architecture, complementing it with the minimalism of contemporary German design. The layout of the 1,000-square meter venue follows the principle of openness and transparency: various functional areas enter into spatial dialog with one another. Not only was the conversion by a multi-cultural interdisciplinary team headed by AS+P completed on time and in budget, it also fulfills the Goethe Institute's long-standing wish for an inspiring venue for dialog with cosmopolitan, culture-loving people in China.
Culture / Education, Public Buildings
AS+P Architects Consulting (Shanghai) Co.Ltd.
Design- and Management Consultants, Intercultural Communications: Art&Architecture Studio ZHUO, Shanghai/Beijing; Design Associates, Shanghai
Local Design Company, MEP, Structural Engineering:
Lighting Study/Modeling and Design:
Stage-, Visual- & Sound- Design:
Stage- & Performance- Consultant:
Site Supervision and Quality Control:
Acoustic Study/Modeling and Consultancy:
Fire protection Consultant:
GFA: 981 m2