Jiutangcun Community Center
The community center of Jiutangcun village, Jiangsu province, is an attempt to regenerate disused and underutilized buildings and re-activate the area with needed programmatic elements, to become a proud element for the village and a destination for rural tourism.
The village had three existing dilapidated factory buildings which were disused but in a ideal location in the centre of the village.
The project aims to energize the village and embed itself in the community, becoming a point of identity for the area.
Bridging the three parallel existing buildings, we connect the existing site and create a weaving route and continuous circulation.
‘Adding needed program to the village community.
The village is famed for their work in silk cultivation and production and so we embed this craft in our program to preserve this identity.
Adding much need program to the village center in the form of a library, cafe, hotel and meeting areas, the community center re-activates the village.
Team: Martijn de Geus, Simon Henstra, Victor Tee, Han Zhang
Client: Lishui Municipal Government Planning Department
Project Year: 2016
Location: Jiutangcun, Jiangsu Province, China