The Service Station in Front of Putuo Park is one of the three citizen service stations which were firstly constructed for demonstration in the Project on Public Space Connection of Both Banks of Suzhou Creek, Putuo Section. It is located on the southeast side of the main gate of Putuo Park. The Putuo Section of Suzhou Creek has many bends, and both bank areas are one of the origins of China’s modern national industries. The Yaoshuilong (Chemical Lane) Peninsula across the river from Putuo Park was once one of the famous shanty towns where industrial workers lived in early Shanghai.
Putuo Park, which was completed and opened in early 1954, is the first urban park built in Putuo District after the founding of the People's Republic of China. It is adjacent to the elevated light rail line transformed from the Shanghai-Hangzhou Railway to the north, and its southeast main gate opens to West Guangfu Road and is close to the north end of Yaoshuilong Bend of Suzhou Creek. The main gate retreats from the road, and forms a small park front open area with the walls of the residential quarters on both sides. The western half of the site is a small pass-through park entrance square with hard pavement, which is often occupied by various types of vehicles; the eastern half is an event space with a raised floor, surrounded by flower beds, grass and trees. It is mostly shaded with few people staying here.
The service station in front of Putuo Park is aimed to explore how to revitalize urban space resources in the context of urban renewal. With the site of the service station as a link, the riverside greenbelt of Suzhou Creek and Putuo Park are connected to improve the environmental quality and space vitality, as well as shape the daily public space friendly towards the community.
As the flood control wall along the river is high, view from the ground floor is obstructed, a roof garden is set on the lounge and showroom, which is reached by an outdoor steel ladder on the east side of the backyard close to fence, and two roofs are connected by a small sky bridge over Puyuan Garden. In the roof lawn, there are irregularly staggered long square wooden steps. The roof of the northern half of the lounge is raised step by step to become a timber-paved roof star theater facing the river. Under the shade of the nearby tree canopy, people will find panoramic river bend is all in sight on the riverbank.
We designed the building in a proper place in order to keep all eight large trees with a diameter of more than 30cm at breast height on the west and south sides of the site and the backyard in the northeast. Also, we maintained continuous flower beds on the west and south sides and optimized the planting. As a result, the original site character of basically covered by shade of trees continues.
The vertical structure of the lounge and showroom adopts an asymmetrical arrangement to induce internal force transfer. One side is all relatively thick square columns which are hidden in bookshelf or wall. They can resist most of the horizontal force. The other side is relatively slender round columns which maintain a similar structural scale to eaves columns. They are mainly subjected to vertical loads. The interior ceiling features exposed one-way ribbed beams combined with lighting. The north side of the lounge introduces a soft north-facing high-side skylight as roof rises. The solid exterior walls of the lounge and showroom are covered with anodized aluminum slabs, and the exterior walls of the park lodge and toilets are covered with deep carbonized anti-corrosion SYP timber panels.The roofs on cloisters and eaves galleries are made of aluminum-magnesium-manganese alloy sheeting with upright seams.
建筑师：周 蔚 + 张 斌 / 致正建筑工作室
结构顾问：和作结构建筑研究所 / 张 准
木结构设计：上海思卡福建筑科技有限公司 / 庄晓骏、俞孜立、杨 阳、杨慧红
钢结构设计：上海三垚建筑工程设计有限公司 / 缪建波
景观设计：上海市园林设计研究总院有限公司 / 刘晓嫣、钱成裕、徐元玮、赵 腾
机电顾问：上海峙盛建筑装饰设计有限公司 / 俞晓明、范 鑫、毛 悖
工程造价：约 947 万元人民币
Credits and Data
Project Name: Service Station in Front of Putuo Park, Suzhou Creek, Putuo, Shanghai
Architects: ZHOU Wei +ZHANG Bin / Atelier Z+
Partner in Charge: ZHANG Bin
Project Architect: XU Yue
Project Team: ZHU Xiaojun
Structure Consultant: AND Office for Architecture & Structure / ZHANG Zhun
Wooden Structure Design: Shanghai SKF Construction Technology Co., Ltd. / ZHUANG Xiaojun, YU Zili, YANG Yang, YANG Huihong
Steel Structure Design: Shanghai Sanyao Construction Engineering Design Co., Ltd. / LIAO Jianbo
Landscape Design: Shanghai General Institute of Garden Design and Research Co., Ltd. / LIU Xiaoyan, QIAN Chengyu, XU Yuanwei, ZHAO Teng
M&E Consultant: Shanghai Zhisheng Architectural Decoration Design Co., Ltd. / YU Xiaoming, FAN Xin, MAO Bei
Design General Contractor: Shanghai Xinwaijian Engineering Design & Consulting Co.
Location: No.255 West Guangfu Road, Putuo, Shanghai, In front of southeast gate of Putuo Park
Client: Shanghai Putuo District Municipal Administration Center
Construction General Contractor: Shanghai Putuo Municipal Engineering Co., Ltd.
Wood-steel Structure, M&E and Decoration Construction: Shanghai SKF Construction Technology Co., Ltd.
Weak Electricity Construction: Shanghai Zhiling Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Design Period: 2020.11-2021.04
Construction Period: 2021.05-2021.07
Site Area: 771 m²
Building Area: 330.2 m²
Gross Floor Area: 334.3 m²
Structure: Hybrid Wood-steel Structure, Steel Profile Freestanding Column + SPF (Spruce Pine Fir) Struts, Glued Laminated Timber Beam, NLT (Nail Laminated Timber) Roofing System
Building Story: 1 Story
Principal Use: Public Lounge, Showroom, Park Lodge, Public Toilet
Primary Materials: Glued Laminated Timber of Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir Siding, Deep Carbonized SYP (Southern Yellow Pine) Plate, Steel Profile, Pre-coated Aluminum Profile, Al-Mg-Mn Alloy Sheeting, Anodized Aluminum Sheeting, Slab Glass, Timber Multi-story Flooring, Precast Terrazzo Stone Plate, Timber Pavement and Decking
Cost: About 9,470,000 Yuan RMB
Photography: YANG Min