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FIU Gallery is located on Yuyuan Road in Shanghai, a century-old road full of legends. Let the original space be full of various possibilities, and seamlessly switch between static and dynamic exhibitions, retail, and office functions, thereby providing a new gathering place for young art lovers in Shanghai.
The collision between the public and art in the streets near the window
For the gallery’s façade, designer demolished the original cumbersome 12 glass curtain walls to maximize the glass display to match the original structure of the entire space, creating a clean and direct façade. The simple and direct display of doors and windows allows guests to see the contents of the gallery clearly and intuitively. The dialogue between modern galleries and historic buildings is realized in the complex and lively streets with a quiet and clear personality.
The designer designed this multi-functional art space with a focus on transforming space, so that it can easily switch from a quiet and high-end gallery to a fun interactive space and performance art venue. The overall space uses a natural white tone to restore the clean nature of the gallery itself. The floor along the window area uses an adjusted light yellow-gray wood floor to create a warm and quiet atmosphere.
Communication about art in space
The designer designed a detachable and movable up and down display board along with the window, which can meet the needs of blocking natural light and making the paintings more perfect under professional lighting. It can also meet the needs of paintings when there are more exhibitions. Both sides of the corridor can be used as display walls. By simply moving or changing various “display boards”, space can be divided into six parts: exhibition, office, reception, storage, retail, and exhibition of treasures. Customers can change the function and layout of each area and the tour route of gallery guests by moving the position and direction of the exhibition board according to their own needs.
In the internal area, the design language combined with the track ceiling and skylight is used to make the space present a transparent and clean texture, allowing visitors to pay more attention to the paintings on both sides. The exhibition panels on both sides can be freely rotated and moved as required, creating different spatial layouts and exhibition methods. It is convenient for all kinds of exhibitions and performance art, performances, etc. in the later period. The movable rail display panel can meet different angles of exhibitions: the innermost small space of 8 square meters uses a simple bright roof to create the warmth of the sky, making the space look wider and purer.