Beijing Capital Medical University Mi Yun Teaching Hospital was founded in 1955, and is the only secondary level comprehensive hospital in Mi Yun district that is experienced in clinical practice, medical education and research, rehabilitation, disease prevention and healthcare, etc.
Traditional terracotta curtain wall products have special features like their pure and simple ceramic textures. However, as architecture styles are becoming increasingly pluralistic, the need for an innovative variety of terracotta plate surfaces has risen along with the numberless ever-changing architect external wall designs. LOPO China is constantly trying to develop new terracotta facade surface treatment methods based on traditional craftsmanship.
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The architects have adopted clay facing bricks as the material for corridor non-bearing walls. With terracotta bricks paved in different manners, such as adjusting the angle of bricks and interval between bricks, a group of brick walls are created featuring gradual change and various textures.
Wisdom Space is based on “Axis with Two Belts” layout, combining architecture, landscaping and technology organically with its simplistic, ecological and practical business style. The complex adopts a German style architecture inspired by the Bauhaus aesthetics, its core of practicality and simplicity reflecting a merging of traditions and the modern spirit.
The main buildings of the Sales Center are designed in European style, with both the facade structure and lines radiating classic beauty. The facade is decorated with LOPO red-color handmade terracotta bricks.
Both at the front and the main door, the architect creatively uses LOPO red rectangular louver to create a unique entrance. The screen at the front is vertically stacked by more than using more than 3,000 pieces of 600 mm-long louver, and the door frame edges are completed with louver of the same specification.
In Tongda building roof renovation project that is to be finished soon, the architect uses the combination of terracotta baguette and terracotta panels to covert the roof originally occupied with various equipment to become Tongda’s own club for entertaining clients, company-wide activities and parties in the future.
This project is consisted of two connected buildings. The two rectangular buildings are lying perpendicularly to each other, so every facade receives adequate sunlight. One building is paralleled to Branicki road and Biała River, with its ground-floor external walls wrapped by dark-gray terracotta panels, and the rest of external walls adopting glass curtains.
The large school is nestled in the mountains and rivers. In order to create a delightful, elegant and peaceful Chinese school, the designers have chosen white color as the main tone of the entire buildings, and extensively applied architectural terracotta products to the external walls, and used Chinese glazed roof tiles. For example, the classroom buildings and administrative building are decorated with clay thin bricks (W54*L234*T11mm).
Terracotta panel and glass are used as the curtain walls for the facades. LOPO 18mm-thick and 450mm-long natural surface terracotta panels are used in this project.
Clay facing brick has deeper and more variable surface texture, while thin clay bricks’ texture is flat and invariable due to the limitation imposed by its thickness. LOPO’s clay facing bricks are designed with a stronger sense of unevenness in order to improve its artistic expression on external walls.
The clay facing bricks were specially customized by the designers for the project, which required LOPO to add two surface processing procedures during its production. After the molding of the terracotta bricks, the trace was pressed on the face by hand and after brick-firing, the face underwent sanding treatment so that the face of the terracotta bricks could have the natural and random grains.
The core pavilion of the plaza is a large pavilion with a floor area of 120,000 m2, which looks like a rectangular architectural box. To meet the positioning as a modern, stylistic and delicate shopping mall of home building materials, the conventional architecture is designed to be clothed with colorful and fashionable checkered terracotta architectural facade.
The overall facade combines creamy-white terracotta plates with glass curtain walls. The residential buildings are enveloped with vertically installed terracotta curtain walls, with the classic mixture of gray and white colors and the thick texture of terracotta plates radiating the temperament of elegance and calmness, therefore balancing the cold expression of the glass curtain walls of the commercial buildings.
All the buildings in the Base are multistory structures. Gray and scarlet colors are two tones for the buildings. The medium-scale pilot workshop and mass-production workshop are mainly in gray color, and the research and administration building is in scarlet color.