▼视频，video ©XING DESIGN
Wall Maze 迷宫墙，是 XING DESIGN 行之建筑设计事务所为Vi PARK 华谊万创·新所改造的沿街立面。
The WALL MAZE is a street facade renovated by XING DESIGN for Vi PARK.
▼树林上的迷宫墙，wall maze above the grove ©XING DESIGN
▼迷宫墙近景，closer view to the wall maze ©XING DESIGN
Vi PARK 华谊万创·新所的前身是上海大中华正泰橡胶厂，位于上海闵行区沪闵路1391号，近地铁5号线剑川路站。2019年，由华谊化工实业、上海万科、闵行弄升三方合作将其打造成一个综合的办公园区。为探索沿沪闵路立面改造更多更有趣的可能性，上海万科邀请我们进行了一系列头脑风暴。
Vi PARK, formerly known as Shanghai Greater China Zhengtai Rubber Factory, is located at 1391 Humin Road, Minhang District, Shanghai. In 2019, a tripartite cooperation among Huayi Chemical Industry, Shanghai Vanke, and Minhang Longsheng decided to transform it into a comprehensive office park. In order to explore more and more interesting possibilities for façade renovation along Humin Road, Vanke Shanghai invited us for a series of brainstorming sessions.
add a new layer to the existing building, minimizing changes on the original structure ©UK Studio
We created a “labyrinth” on the façade, connecting several office terraces unexpectedly to each other, breaking the order of office floor compartments and creating a new social scene.
renovation process of the wall maze ©XING DESIGN
Imagine a place like this: between work, you walk out onto the office terrace, where you can smoke a cigarette and get some air, and you can also string up a conversation with the company next door. The ups and downs of the labyrinth’s path are accompanied by the greenery close at hand, looking across to the woods, to the next terrace, and to the far side of the city.
facade composed of red perforated panels ©UK Studio
large staircase as the start point of the wall maze ©UK Studio
platforms and paths interweaved in the wall ©XING DESIGN
the height of the wall corresponded with the trees, always having green on the one side ©XING DESIGN
▼迷宫墙对面近在咫尺的树冠，crown close to the wall maze ©XING DESIGN
▼在迷宫中穿梭，欣赏绿色风景，walk in the maze and enjoy the green landscape ©XING DESIGN
closer view, shadow of trees casted on the stairs ©XING DESIGN
Socializing on the wall is nothing new. New York’s outside fire escape stair parties are a sight to behold. Anyone who has seen the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” will remember the song “moon river” by Audrey Hepburn. In this scene, two strangers meet on the external staircase.
intersections and combinations of the platforms ©UK Studio
encounter among people in and outside the wall ©UK Studio
迷宫社区不仅兼顾了疏散，在墙中穿梭，也有丰富的趣味。近一半的路径藏在墙后，从外面看，平台路径似乎莫名其妙的中断，形成了一个迷宫 “Wall Maze”。为了尽量减少对原始结构的改动，墙是加出来的一层穿孔铝板。也是想给未来爬藤植物或者单元种植器留一些可能性。
In our case, it is not only for egress, but also has an abundance of fun to navigate. Nearly half of the paths are hidden, and from the outside, the platform paths seem to inexplicably break off, creating a maze “Wall Maze”. To minimize changes to the original structure, the wall is a layer of perforated aluminum panels added out. It is also intended to leave some possibilities for future climbing plants or unit planters.
▼部分路径隐藏在墙后，part of the paths hidden behind the wall ©UK Studio
▼利用原有的露台变成迷宫的一部分，make the original platforms part of the maze ©XING DESIGN
▼迷宫的十字路口，intersection in the maze ©XING DESIGN
view to the wall maze from the raw interior ©XING DESIGN
paths between the new and existing walls ©XING DESIGN
light and shadows on the wall ©XING DESIGN
renovation process of the factory building facade ©XINGDESIGN
The factory building next to the labyrinth wall is directly in front of a square, which is an excellent venue for street-level display surfaces as well as for holding events. We designed several balconies in conjunction with the open window locations, whose baffles serve as logo signs for the brands of the incoming companies.
aerial view of the factory building and the square ©XING DESIGN
▼广场上的景观配合立面做原生态处理，landscape on the square corresponded with the facade ©XING DESIGN
The façade looks like it has been lifted off, picking out a huge canopy that serves as a gray space for square activities. This shape is a tribute to the original shape of the factory façade.
▼立面夜景，巨大的雨棚，night view of the facade with a huge canopy ©UK Studio
gray space under the canopy ©XING DESIGN
We hope that the façade renovation will not only innovatively shape the new appearance of the building, but also bring new scenes of use to the space.
▼立面细部，details drawing ©XINGDESIGN
项目名称: 华谊万创.新所 迷宫墙
摄影：UK Studio, XING DESIGN
Project Name: Vi Park
Type: Façade renovation
Location: No. 1391 Humin Road, Minhang District, Shanghai
Area: 5000 m²
Project Team: XINGDESIGN
Lead Architect: XIONG Xing
Architects: XIONG Xing, CHEN Mo, DU Jiaxi, LEI Sheng, GUO Lei
Design and construction Period: Aug 2019 – Nov 2022
The Client: Shanghai Vanke
Park Planning and Design/Facade Renovation LDI: Shanghai Shuishi Architectural Design & Planning Corp., Ltd
Landscape Design: Atelier Scale
Photography: UK Studio, XING DESIGN