Chengdu Courtyard, Sichuan
Renaissance of Old Western Sichuan and Chengdu by Neoclassicism
Given to its resources and climate, Sichuan is noted as the “Land of Abundance”, which is also called “Tianfu” in Chinese.
The New Tianfu Square is located in the heart of Chengdu and occupied the previous place of the imperial city. Chengdu Courtyard is suited within this square and surrounded by a grand music fountain with features from western Sichuan culture.
This courtyard was aimed to combine the functions of leisure, dinning, fashion and entertaining, thus to illustrate the culture and lifestyle of Chengdu. From the entire cultural creation, Hanloong’s team paid major attention to the unique system optimizing, low-carbon ecology, and definite functioning. In particular, the courtyard was divided into two zones, the north was open to public leisure activities, while the south was comparatively private, including cultural exposition, creative restaurant and experience areas.
Chengdu Courtyard absorbed the advantages and cultural genes from two ancient streets in Chengdu, which are called Jinli Street and Kuanzai Alley. Furthermore, the yard attempted to get rid of the limitation and closure of old street and replaced with the concept of open design. To help achieve the goal of Modern Garden City of the World, Chengdu Courtyard provided a creative space for new cultural experience and viewing.
A novel angel to appreciate the construction art of Chengdu
Tangible water and mountain, concreted music
Innovated exterior design and interior material, aside by the water
A perfect combination of Beijing style and Chengdu culture
The base for creative design and brand development, the application of solar low carbon material in construction
The uttermost experience of Chengdu life-style, including tea house, Sichuan cuisine, and snack
Go across the history
A series of sculptures about the deconstruction and combination of Chinese characters, mixed with steel framed ball structure
Art of ancient Sichuan ally
A wall with embossed ancient Sichuan allies’ images and irregular squares, the ancient and the present reflect each other through the wall
Stone Writing of Mengshu
The sculpture about the stone writing of Sichuan, which is famous for its preciseness and calligraphy, demonstrating the history of culture of this land
Figure language of Bashu
The magical sculpture about the figure language of Bashu, which was found initially in the civilization of Sanxingdui and considered as “thousand-year’s mystery”
Citizen of Jin’guan Town
Jin’guan Town, an alias of Chengdu, is a romantic and artistic name. To engrave the images of citizens into the form of Chinese seal is an effective way to highlight the role of human in the creation of culture
Face off opera
Stones with hatched-egg shapes and face-off opera images are the metaphor of the relationship between this type of opera and Sichuan. The differences of height, distance, and shape deliver the meaning of culture and the feeling of mystery.
The Golden Sunbird and Seal
The golden Sunbird, totem of Jinsha Site culture, is the origin and proof of the glorious Sichuan culture. Combining the Sunbird with Chinese ink is not only a combination of form with implied meaning, but also a match between square and circle.
Bird View of the Courtyard