▼改造后的多功能厅，the multi-function hall
This multi-function hall is located at the center of the architectural complex of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and has always been one of the largest single-storey indoor spaces in the academy. Before the renovation, it was a school history museum, but the original interior space was too old to be used for modern teaching. On the occasion of the academy’s 100th anniversary in 2018, a series of adjustments were made inside the campus, then this architecture was transformed to a multi-function hall, which is now mainly used as an art exhibition hall for daily teaching, meanwhile, it can be a place to hold different activities, such as large meetings and performances for teachers and students. The transformation idea is like “space sketch”—on the basis of the existing building spatial relation, the designers used concise forms and simple materials to “paint” the indoor interface, so as to meet the requirement of making it become a ritual and flexible gathering place for teachers and students.
▼改造后的空间满足师生聚会场所的仪式性和灵活性使用需求，to meet the requirement of making it become a ritual and flexible gathering place for teachers and students
▼透过入口落地玻璃门，室内外材料自然连接，through the floor glass doors, the indoor and outdoor materials are naturally connected
The renovation included the front hall, inner hall, toilet, backstage, office, etc., and the black, white and grey materials gradually changed the spatial sequence in the spaces which have different scales. The front hall was treated as a gray box, and the wall, ceiling and floor were covered with gray granites. Through the floor glass doors, the indoor and outdoor materials are naturally connected. At the end of the front hall, the three revolving doors in the axis act like screens, which separate the front hall and the inner hall, and reduce the interference of external activities to the inner hall. The rotating doors in the middle are covered with black mirror steels, reflecting the changeable natural landscape on the outside. The designers redesigned the previous toilet area and adjusted its streamline relation to rationalize the function. Mirror walls were added in the front hall to create a variety of visual changes while transiting from the outside to inside.
▼中旋门表面覆盖黑色镜钢，映射着外部变化的自然景观，the rotating doors in the middle are covered with black mirror steels, reflecting the changeable natural landscape on the outside
▼前厅被处理成一个灰盒子，the front hall was treated as a gray box
▼前厅尽端的三扇中轴旋转门如屏风一般分隔了前厅与内厅，the three revolving doors in the axis act like screens that separate the front hall and the inner hall
Entering to the inner hall, the acoustic panels were integrated into a complete and pure white background. The original fixed stage was removed and replaced with an assembled mobile stage so that the entire hall could be used as a flexible display space. The designers used folding boards on some parts of the walls to make a coherent viewing space. The previous doors and windows were also hidden inside the walls. The aluminum grilled ceiling in the inner hall contains lighting, air conditioning, fire fighting and sound equipments, etc., under which some adjustable light poles with intelligent control were installed.
▼吸音板与墙面整合为一个完整纯净的白色背景，the acoustic panels were integrated into a complete and pure white background
▼原建筑门窗被隐藏于墙体界面之内，the previous doors and windows were hidden inside the walls
The brightness and height of the artificial equipments can be adjusted according to the change of functions. When the hall is functioning as an exhibition place, the track lighting poles can be lowered to a height of 3 meters to ensure that the lighting can be freely controlled and manually adjusted according to the position of display partitions. When the hall is used for meeting and performance, the light poles can present dynamic changes and create specific atmospheres.
▼可组装的移动舞台，an assembled mobile stage
▼人工照明的亮度和高度均可以根据功能转换的需要智能调节，the brightness and height of the artificial equipments can be adjusted according to the change of functions
The backstage area is mainly used to display partitions and store movable furniture, and one part of it has been transformed to a VIP lounge whose design continues to use folding wall surfaces. All the facilities and equipments in this renovation were hidden within the complete materials to show a pure and concise spatial view. When this multi-functional place becomes a silent background, the lively and colorful school activities will be further highlighted.
▼后台区设计延续了折板墙面的形式语言，the backstage area design continues with the use of folding wall surfaces
▼分析图解，structure and analysis
Design Institutions: Architecture School of CAFA
Designers: Han Wenqiang, Zhao Yang
Project Location: Central Academy of Fine Arts, China
Project Area: 1,400 m2
Main Materials: acoustic panel, granite, mirror steel
Photographer: Jin Weiqi