禄口空港新城综合文化中心紧邻禄口国际机场，用地面积 26257.93 平方米，总建筑面积 64045 平方米。用地北侧为如意湖，西侧为城市绿轴。如意湖是一座巨大人工湖，是空港新城的城市核心景观。文化中心位于如意湖南岸的正中间，拥有极佳的景观资源。
Lukou Airport New Town Comprehensive Cultural Center is close to Lukou International Airport with a site area of 26,257.93 sqm and a gross built area of 64,045 sqm. The north side of the site is Ruyi Lake, and the west side is the urban green axis. Ruyi Lake is a huge artificial lake which is the core landscape of Airport New Town. The cultural center is situated right on the middle of the south bank of Ruyi Lake, with excellent landscape resources.
▼如意湖望向文化中心，view of the Cultural Center from Ruyi Lake ©侯博文
The function of the building consists of two parts: convention & exhibition center and hotel. The convention & exhibition center contains an exhibition hall, two multi-functional halls and several conference rooms. The hotel is the Wyndham Garden Hotel with 250 rooms. The convention & exhibition center gives the hotel powerful conference function, meanwhile, the hotel can also provide accommodation and catering services for the conference. The combination of these two functions will promote the operation of both.
▼酒店东北角，northeast corner of the hotel ©侯博文
▼立面自上而下的渐变，top-down gradient on the elevation ©侯博文
▼北立面表皮和形态，facade and form of north elevation ©侯博文
In view of the urban location and functional characteristics of the project, we have identified three key design points:
(1) The building should be able to respond effectively to the two important public landscapes of Ruyi Lake and the urban green axis. The building block adopts a pattern of “high in the east and low in the west”, which can reduce the pressure of the building volume on the western urban green axis. The long axis of the room building of the hotel is perpendicular to the orientation of the lake landscape, ensuring that as many rooms as possible can take in the wonderful scenery of the lake. Several indoor viewing spaces and outdoor viewing platforms are set in the north side of the building, forming a series of active viewing spaces of the lake landscape.
▼波浪形的立体曲线，forming a wavy three-dimensional curve ©侯博文
▼飘带形铝板，ribbon-shaped aluminum panel ©侯博文
combination of aluminum panels of triangular section and glass curtain walls ©侯博文
(2) The convention & exhibition center and the hotel can be organically combined to realize the integration of architectural space, function and form. On the first floor of the convention & exhibition center is the primary exhibition hall of 7,000 sqm, which can be divided into three separate halls to operate independently. There are a temporary exhibition hall and two multi-functional halls served by a dedicated kitchen on the second floor, one of which is 1500 sqm and the other is 960 sqm. In order to facilitate hotel guests to travel between conference area and room area during convention, the two areas are directly connected by an outdoor platform and a covered bridge. The drop-shaped inner courtyard is the highlight of the building, providing outdoor views for the lobby bar, all-day restaurant and swimming pool.
▼连接客房楼和会展中心的廊桥，bridge connecting the room building and the convention center ©侯博文
▼连接客房楼和会展中心的观景平台，viewing platform connecting the room building and the convention center ©侯博文
▼内院和廊桥，inner courtyard and covered bridge ©侯博文
(3) The architectural form should be able to show the unique sense of high-tech of modern aviation industry in the region to which the Airport New Town belongs. Due to proximity to Lukou Airport of the site, the architectural form references the shape of modern aircraft. The entire facade is mainly covered by white aluminum panels, with aerodynamic streamlines as the modelling motif. The continuous outer cornice of the convention & exhibition center adopts a section like wings. The tower building uses a combination of aluminum panels of triangular section and glass curtain walls, forming a wavy three-dimensional curve. Surrounding the drop-shaped inner courtyard, the viewing platform and the bridge wrapped in white aluminum panels are “flowing” in a vortex, by which convention & exhibition center and the hotel building are connected. The section design is enhanced, which make it appear as complex as the skeletal cavity, in order to create the “sense of flow” emphasized in the architectural form inside the building.
▼夜景，night view ©侯博文
▼夜景，内院视角，night view from the inner courtyard ©侯博文
▼夜景，透明立面，night view, the transparent glass curtain wall ©侯博文
Looking south from the lake, the entire building is graceful, like a white swan perching on the lake, which is perfect for the city symbol by Ruyi Lake.
sightseeing elevator in atrium ©王海华
spiral staircase in the atrium ©侯博文
a corner in the atrium of the hotel ©侯博文
look up the atrium ©侯博文
look down at the atrium ©侯博文
corridor in Chinese restaurant ©侯博文
multi-functional hall of 1500 sqm ©王海华
corridor in room area of the hotel ©侯博文
generation of the volume ©东南大学建筑学院 & 南京邦建都市建筑设计事务所
perspective view of the skylight structure ©东南大学建筑学院 & 南京邦建都市建筑设计事务所
general plan ©东南大学建筑学院 & 南京邦建都市建筑设计事务所
north facade ©东南大学建筑学院 & 南京邦建都市建筑设计事务所
设计方：东南大学建筑学院 & 南京邦建都市建筑设计事务所
项目设计 & 完成年份：2019 & 2021
Project name: Lukou Airport New Town Comprehensive Cultural Center
Design: SEU-ARCH/UA GROUP
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Design year & Completion Year: 2019 & 2021
Leader designer & Team: Ma Jin, Zhang Ke, Pan Yifeng, Han Lifan
Project location: No. 88, Yuexiu Road, Airport Economic Development Zone, Jiangning District, Nanjing
Gross Built Area: 64045 sqm
Photo credits: Hou Bowen, Wang Haihua
Partners Structural & equipment: Beijing Yanhuang United International Engineering Design Co., LTD. Nanjing Branch
Interior: GAMZ DESIGN (Canada) Interior DESIGN Consulting Co., LTD
Construction: Zhejiang Zhongcheng Construction Co.,LTD.
Clients Construction Headquarters of Nanjing Lukou Airport New Town