WELL Dwelling Lab / Superimpose Structure
Textual content description supplied by the architects. One of many many issues the current epidemic scenario has taught us, is that our buildings and interiors ought to change into more healthy, extra adaptable to altering conditions and that they need to promote bodily and psychological well-being. Indoor wellbeing has been Superimpose’s focus already since 2016, when designing Asia’s first WELL Dwelling Lab and a 26,000 sq. meter adjoining workplace park in Shunyi, Beijing.
The Properly Dwelling Lab in Beijing is a Sino-American collaboration between Delos, Mayo Clinic, and Sino Ocean Group, bringing collectively constructing science, behavioral science, and well being science. The Laboratory will present managed and simulated indoor environments that mimic indoor workplace environments and residential residing areas to conduct revolutionary human-centered analysis. The objective is to enhance the impression that indoor environments have on human well being, wellness, consolation, and efficiency.
Superimpose’s accountability was making a WELL and LEED-certified constructing and to make use of low-tech options to create a versatile and optimised atmosphere to facilitate and conduct analysis.
With the intention to create an open reconfigurable plan structure that enables for various experimental circumstances and to optimize solar publicity, each escape stairs along with the constructing core are positioned on the northern aspect of the constructing. These constructing components along with a cover and rotatable rooftop lab are designed as particular person components and collectively specific a ‘plug-in’ massing idea.
The constructing core situates MEP areas, shafts, washrooms with entry to pure daylight. The elevate is discreetly hidden as Superimpose against the thought of getting it as the principle car for vertical circulation. As a substitute, the in any other case darkish and hidden escape staircases change into the pink iconic spotlight of the constructing selling bodily train and social interplay.
Superimpose designed the constructing’s façade as a cassette system to permit for adaptability while sustaining a robust and recognizable architectural characteristic that matches into Shunyi’s industrial context. Inner blinds, exterior blinds, and electrochromic glass for an on-demand number of shading and glass color are built-in inside these façade cassettes. The doorway cover provides shelter and gives an entrance gesture. It straight connects to the out of doors staircase while permitting for daylight to the bottom ground. On the rooftop, there’s a totally rotatable laboratory for complete sunlight-related analysis, along with a rooftop farm to advertise nourishment and a way of participation.
By designing the Properly Dwelling Lab in such a approach that it displays and adapts the WELL requirements within the easiest and handiest approach, Superimpose goals to contribute and facilitate bettering well being and wellbeing for future workplace and residential developments in China and past.