Benefited from a comprehensive transportation network of railways, road systems, and an international airport, Hongqiao CBD has become Shanghai’s up and coming landmark. As the first contemporary art gallery in Hongqiao, the Jinchen Yifeiming Art Gallery appears to be an outlier in the otherwise very cookie-cutter urban district. Shaped like “a pair of wings ready for takeoff”, the gallery expresses the feelings and powers of art in its unconventional design. Through careful spatial design and the use of special materials, the gallery becomes a piece of interactive sculpture that invokes a multitude of emotions from its visitors.
In terms of spatial design, the gallery opens up the skylight that also provides lighting for the lower levels and turns it into its main entrance. While the concept is crisp and clean, the gallery’s lighting design is extraordinarily complicated. Fortunately, OUI’s excellent light control is able to factor in the interaction between the indoor artificial light and the outdoor natural light and maintain a delicate balance among the different color temperatures. By doing so, OUI helps provide breathing room for the exhibit halls.
The experience of walking into the gallery is a fluid one. The brightening skylight, the tilted metal roof, and the narrowing glass curtain walls bring the exterior experience indoors, creating a never-ending dynamic loop of space that naturally guides the visitors toward the spiral stairs
When it comes to the art exhibit halls, lighting becomes an important factor in evaluating their effectiveness and professional competency. Illumination engineering in itself is an comprehensive and rigorous field where all aspects must be considered, including CCT, Ra value, dazzle, LE, and LS, to reduce heat radiation and UV rays in order to protect the artworks. OUI Light chose to walk in the shoes of a gallery visitor and adjusted all relevant parameters to better fit their needs. OUI even fine tuned the lighting on artworks on individual display for optimal outcome. OUI ran numerous software simulations on possible future exhibits and lighting arrangements to bring forth the most suitable lighting solution for the gallery. We only want to create a wide range of spatial experiences with the help of our versatile lighting solutions and guarantee the visitors a most pleasant viewing experience.
In a business district that is guided by urbanization and economies-of-scale, the design and construction of the Jinchen Yifeiming Art Gallery is a nirvana to a certain extent. Although it is not a sizable gallery, it represents a rebellion against the mass production we so often see in cities. It is a rebellion against the expression of art spaces in traditional business districts. Its unconventional design concept and shape makes an artist statement on behalf of the gallery.
Pay attention to the use of space, be proficient in lighting to create an indoor atmosphere, and integrate modern techniques and fitting elements into each design space.