2017 London Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

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Project Overview

HappyLand Sales Office was conceived by YuQiang & Partners recently. based on the realm of contemporary essence, the architect attempted to create a ‘Dream Pavilion’ integrating the inside and outside of this sales office, while releasing the long-slept charming of this thousand-of-year historical downtown: Chang’ an.

Project Commissioner

Ding Feng Plaza Construction

Project Creator

YuQiang & Partners


Mao Hua, Liao Bingjun, Luo Yang, Xiang Tiezhi, Jiang Deqiang

Project Brief

HappyLand Sales Office is located in Chang‘ an Downtown and strews at random in high buildings nearby. Because of its intervention, this grew old town marches forward under its sparkling presence. Perforated silver aluminum panels, adhering to the façade, covers this square-like site and work as an effective medium to keep the air circulating while decreasing a part of noise outside. But concise Origami-shaped vertical skin increases the area of contacting air while making the gigantic dull ‘box’ dynamic instantly, as if rippling on the water and causing an ambience of co-existence between movement and still while contrasting with raucous street beside; the square placed in front of the building strengthen the atmosphere of dignity and grace, auxiliary to the sales office as a steady fortress to defend external invasion.

Project Need

The single volume was divided into various functional sections through the simple and orderly arrangement. The barrier-free sight experience in all directions brings a balanced transition between inside and outside, apparently natural and harmonious. For the reason to partition distinct functional areas, the architect created several small-scale oak installations parallel to a pavilion and managed to utilize them in the planned layout. Indeed, it breaks a new ground of itself, and well-proportioned arrangement adds great vitality to the entire space.

Design Challenge

Circular artistic lighting is set at the bottom of each pavilion, light up the darkness inside. You will find yourself as if exposed at a serene night with a universe of stars, to capture those fascinating scenes of dreamland. Incorporating imported furniture and accessories, the space appears delicately unsophisticated and distinctive.

The interior wall parallel to the glass wall has been applied the same Origami shape, coming up with an unaffected ambiance of co-existence. Other supplementary spaces hide behind the wall and are connected by a passageway. Anteroom, women/men’s room and rooms on the higher level are accessible through the passageway individually.


The three-quarter height of the structure’s wall was replaced by the ultraviolet-proof glass to introduce the live street scene into the whole space without visual obstruction, space exists based on the architecture and nature accommodates the arch progressively.The spectacular collision between shadow, glass, wood, window gauze and the void space becomes a dream-like and contemporary programming language and raises it in the space, a kind of profound expression for the quality. The extreme tranquility of space and detailed concision of the architecture blends perfectly, in the term of configuration and structure, creating exquisite and illusion when building the unique ‘Dream Pavilion’.

Open to all international projects this award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.  

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