Xiaopu Culture Center

DnA Design and Architecture

Located on an irregular former industrial lot in the wellknown art village Songzhuang with local courtyards around, Xiaopu Cultural Center is a multi functional complex including exhibition galleries, 5 residency artist studios, exhibition workshop, art shop, and administration.


The programs are first carried out on this compact site as Tangram layout, which allows the individual programmatic spaces connecting and adapting to the site; vertically they are also distributed into dual-levels: the ground level are public programs including galleries, workshop, administration, which second level is occupied by 5 artist studios and an art shop as supporting program for artists’ residency. The public program on ground level, especially galleries, occupying the site with a continues indoor circulation around a series of courtyards, while the private program of artist residencies become more individual volumes on second level allowing views from roof terrace traveling along the red-tiled roof-scape of this typical northern Chinese village.


The Tangram layout allows an intersection of studios and double-height galleries: each artist studio has a view window to the exhibition room, visitors can have a peep into the studios, art production and presentation are both presented in this space; artist can be either a viewer, or even become part of the art exhibition.


Building Area: 2000sm

Architect: DnA _Design and Architecture

Client: XiaoPu Village

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