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2016 London Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

 

Key Dates

15 September 2016 - Standard Deadline
16 November 2016 - Extended Deadline
17 November 2016 - Judging & Ratings
23 November 2016 - Rating Closes
24 November 2016 - Winners Announced
23 February - Awards Presentation

 
Photo Credit : KEVIN WU

Silver Winner 

Project Overview

Noah's Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative by which God saves Noah, his family, and a remnant of all the world's animals from the flood. So Noah's Ark represents the redemption from God. And this is where the whole design begins, the design team minimized the interior decoration and then used some symbolic items like birds and boat in here to go with the topic.

Nomination Commissioner

PanDing Church

Nomination Creator

SECURE STONE ARCHITECTURAL SPACE PLANNING FIRM

Team

Shi-Zhe Luo

Project Brief

This case is right in a basement, so it is crucial when it comes to the sound proof, air convection and wall inclination problem. For sound proof, the designer was targeting at reusable material, travertine to go with rectangular tile. Not only can is it under budget, but the eco-friendly and down-to-earth idea totally wins the client's heart.
The cross is the symbol of Christianity, needs to be placed at somewhere everyone can see easily. However, the wall here has some inclining problem, the team solved it with an arch-shape wall, and spotlights the cross, making this light more meaningful.

Project Innovation/Need

The story in the Bible describes Noah’s Ark as a shelter to save Noah’s whole family and animals on the earth., Noah’s Ark symbolizes the salvation from God. The internal space design of Panding Church started from this. On the one hand, the decoration of space was reduced to the bare minimum, important symbols such as Bird, Boat, etc. are used to echo the spatial attributes.

Design Challenge

Located in the basement, the basic engineering design mainly consisted in solving the problems of echoes and air convection. The second was to solve the tilt of main wall. In regard to soundproof, renewable building materials were set by the designer as main materials in the beginning. Left-material travertine were used, in combination with the form of lath bricks as wall materials. Travertine, fiberboard and chamfered cutting glass effectively reduced echoes. This approach can create economic benefits at cost on the one hand, and meet the owner’s expectation with its simple and green characteristic on the other hand. As a major symbol, the cross shall be placed in the most recognizable position. However, the wall has a problem of tilt in structure, the design of an arc wall resolved the situation. The light emphasizes the center of gravity position of the cross, making the symbolic meaning of “light” even clearer.

Sustainability

In regard to soundproof, renewable building materials were set by the designer as main materials in the beginning. Left-material travertine were used, in combination with the form of lath bricks as wall materials. Travertine, fiberboard and chamfered cutting glass effectively reduced echoes. This approach can create economic benefits at cost on the one hand, and meet the owner’s expectation with its simple and green characteristic on the other hand.




This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes and aesthetic presentation. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.
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