A Mixed-Use Complex That Reflects Modern Hangzhou

By Dominic Ngai, May 22, 2019

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Behind the Concrete is a monthly snippet where we introduce a piece of architecture that has a unique design and/or interesting story.

Project name: BO Space
Location: Xihu district, Hangzhou
Area: 3,000 square meters
Design company: WJ Design
The brief: Located near Xixi Wetland Park, BO Space is a mixed-use complex converted from an old industrial space. Complete with a spacious courtyard, full-scale F&B outlet, fashion boutique and art exhibition space, WJ Design envisioned the space as a reflection of today’s Hangzhou – a rapidly developing city in search of ways in which smart design can help preserve and reinvent its cultural identity. 

Image by Xue Juetao/MJ Design

Part of the facade of the original industrial building was retained as the entrance of BO Space.

201904/bo3.jpegImage by Xue Juetao/MJ Design

After entering through the main entrance, a long corridor leads visitors into a courtyard.

Image by Xue Juetao/MJ Design

The restaurant on the ground floor of BO Space flows naturally into the courtyard, which is perfect for alfresco dining. 

Image by Xue Juetao/MJ Design

Fashion boutiques and exhibition spaces are located on the second floor of the complex. 

Image by Xue Juetao/MJ Design

Designers added plenty of greenery to soften the industrial undertones of the space. 

Click here for more Behind the Concrete. All photos by Xue Juetao, courtesy of WJ Design.

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