Terracotta for City Complex Facade
Chifeng City Complex facade project is located in Songbei New City, Songshan District, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, it is built in BOT mode, with a total investment of 195 million RMB. Following the national two-star green building standards, the project aims to optimize the functions of Chifeng city, improve its cultural services, satisfy the cultural and sports needs of the local residents, and enhance the residents’ happiness index.
The total construction area of the complex is 37,941 square meters. The main body adopts a frame structure and is divided into three parts: above-ground function room, underground function room and outdoor supporting facilities. The main part of the city complex facade has an urban planning exhibition hall, a museum, a youth activity center, a science and technology museum, a cultural center, a news center and the Songshan District Employment and Social Security Service Center.
Taking into account the limitations of the overall plan on the site area and covering dozens of independent functional areas, the building is designed as a box-shaped structure with a highly compact layout. The top floor of the building is an open area for events. There are 4 entrances on each side of the building, with an atrium in the center, and the functional areas are independent and interconnected. In terms of exterior design and the entrance of the building complex, their design methods are different, which adds a unique charm to this small building complex.
The architects chose similar color terracotta panels, such as light yellow and red-orange, and created a lively and bright architectural image through the color block distribution and facade segmentation. For this project, LOPO produced 27mm Terracotta Panel with the surface height of 70 cm, 55 cm and 50 cm (including window sills), and the total quantity supplied was 16,000 square meters.
In the northern areas of China, where the winter is long and cold and those areas prone to cold waves, the use of Terracotta Rainscreen facade features a unique advantage. Since the terracotta panel has good frost-resistance (excellent anti-freeze thaw performance), when designed and used together with the insulation materials of the exterior wall, it can achieve the ideal effect of thermal insulation and reduce energy consumption.