这个项目有一个显著的设计特色，就是在店面的前半部分创造了一个半户外的广场，将户外绿化步道延伸进来，迎接顾客和友邻。广场中部紧缩，呈不规则形状，仿佛经过城市化发展和再规划的矛盾进程后残留下的空地。有趣的是，这些残留的城市空地意外地具备了天然的公共属性。Aldo Van Eyck的设计作品，尤其是在阿姆斯特丹城市空地上的儿童游乐场项目，就很好地体现了这一点，而这些案例也为本项目指明了设计的方向。
This is an interior design project of a retail shop that deals in health-related goods. Its site is located at the ground floor of an industrial building, taking up two adjacent slots defined by six structural columns, with the main elevation facing to a public pedestrian path. Besides the retail function, the client had an idea of opening this shop for the community’s lounge where neighbors could gather around, and it also planned to serve 150 free sets of healthy breakfast everyday using their products.
The noticeable design input for the project was the semi-outdoor plaza at the front half of the shop, creating a sense of continuity from the pedestrian path and welcoming customers and neighbors. The plaza was given an irregular shape, squeezed at the middle, imitating the leftover open spaces in a city resulted from the contradictions in the process of urban development and redevelopment. Interestingly, the residual aspect of those spaces in a city brings about the characteristic of innate publicness. The works of Aldo Van Eyck, especially, the children’s playgrounds at leftover spaces in the city of Amsterdam well presented the state of innate publicness; and they were the reference cases that set the direction of our project.
A 10m long one-piece table was designed as a landscape element composing spatial configuration of the plaza. Its mode of being was different from a table as furniture, and it was expected that users would freely think of various ways of using its large surface. The plaza with this long one-piece table was designed with a bold and primitive characteristic, which we thought was an important feature for public space assuring the free and creative behavior of people. This same relationship was also observed between the playgrounds in Amsterdam and children who use the spaces. It was our challenge to cross the boundary of simple retail shop design and open the space as a real community’s lounge with the characteristic of publicness.