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  Hiland• Mansion, Weihai, Shandong

3rd Weihai International Architecture Design Competition Award (recognition award)

Hiland• Mansion, Weihai, Shandong

Chief designer: Li Xinggang

Architectures: Tan Zeyang, Zhong Peng, Dong Xuan, Xiao Yuzhi, Dai Zejun

Structure: You Tianzhi

Plumbing: Liu Peng

HVAC: Ding Gao

Electrical& telecom: Wang Yuqing

General layout: Huang Yaru

Product site: Huancui District, Weihai City, Shandong Province,

Building area: 18500m2

Time of design: 2006.22005.11

Construction period: 2006.12-

Time:2006/9/6  Read for:3690 times 【close window】
[Continued]Hiland• Mansion, Weihai, Shandong Time:2008/1/7

  This building, with a floor area of 3618㎡, is located in Jinxianding Peninsula, south of Huancui District, Weihai City---north-eastern corner at intersection of Haibin Road and Yugang Road(Fig. 1). To meet the owners’ functional requirements, this building is designed into a “through-type single building” by taking SOHO as its major function (Fig. 2). In order to minimize the utilization of air conditioning facilities, natural ventilation measures are provided as far as possible to deliver a comfortable indoor/semi-indoor environment.

FIG. 1 Land use drawing

FIG.2 Functional drawing

[Continued]Hiland• Mansion, Weihai, Shandong Time:2008/1/8

  Mountains, sea and city---the mountains and sea are most influential factors to the urban environment, and also decisive to the urban style and development trend. This new building links the mountains and sea as an “artificial rock”, adding luster to the urban profile between mountains and sea (FIGS. 3, 4).

FIG.3 Simulated overlook view of Weihai Gulf

FIG. 4 Simulated aerial view of Jinxianding Peninsula

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  Stone—in a typical northern coastal city, stone is a most commonly used medium for the mountains and sea---representing strong, powerful, bold and unconstrained temper of Weihai people. It’s also a best symbol representing their fortitude and courage endowed by this military strategic town in the history(Fig. 5). For example, “Peninsula Red” and “White Of Wendeng” are two common building stone materials locally available.(Fig. 6).

5 Hailu Island and General Rock

6 “White Of Wendeng” and “Peninsula Red”

[Continued]Hiland• Mansion, Weihai, Shandong Time:2008/1/8

  Wind—one of the most influential factors to Weihai, provides a comfortable living environment in the summer (prevailing wind direction in summer: southern wind), but also creates an unfavorable environment in the winter (prevailing wind direction in winter: north-western wind). As a key element in the buildings, wind is fully considered in the design to meet the local weather conditions.

FIG. 7 Wind path view

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  Based on local wind rose diagram and prevailing wind direction in summer and winter as well as basic airflow principle (convection and air pressure difference) , several “southwest-northeast” wind paths are designed into this building with cost-effective and simple ventilation modes, thereby ensuring effectively airflow in the building during summer; to minimize adverse impact of northwestern wind on the building in the winter time, advanced CFD computer simulation system is employed to verify and check the wind, heat and humidity level. This is really a passive, ecological energy-saving building that the architectural concept, style, space and materials are related closely to “wind path”, demonstrating an endeavor to sustainable building concept in modern era.

FIG. 8 A view of wind guiding in summer and wind sheltering in winter

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  The wind not only passes by the building, but also penetrates through it, thus making it spirited. It represents the moderate temper of Weihai people, but also combines the visible (mountain and sea) and invisible features (wind).

FIG. 9 Concept view

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  The wind path--set by wind guiding and sheltering principle, can improve efficiently internal temperature and humidity to meet the special owner requirements on ecological-friendliness, providing an excellent sightseeing platform for coexistence of natural environment and citizens as well as interaction between SOHO users, or between the citizens and surroundings (mountains, sea, city and scenery)(Fig.10). To make the “wind path” more adaptable to various climatic conditions, a 360°revolving door is installed at the “wind gap” to create comfortable internal climate.

Fig. 10 Wind path-interaction space

Fig. 11 Control of “wind gap”

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  Thus, the unique natural elements of Weihai, such as mountains, sea, stone and wind, are well combined with historical, cultural and geographical factors (Fig. 12).

Fig. 12  Night scene perspective view