The deserted Shang Ping village in China has been transformed into a modern public space, with an old pigsty barn-turned-bistro as the feature attraction.
Beijing-based 3andwich studio renovated the landmark Shang Ping Village in the Fujian Province, China. Using and preserving the pre-existing development, the architects created several multifunctional public spaces suitable for the great flow of tourists that frequent the location daily.
The site comprises of unique cultural and landscape elements, such as ancient wells, stage ruins, bamboo shoots, and a pond. Integrating these treasures in the new design, the 3andwich team directed their attention to the unused pigsty and barn, which were the principal objects on the site. The new Pigsty Bistro is now a major building in the area. The iconic rabbles façade and wooden roof were saved and maintained by the architects.
The pigsty was initially divided into four rooms, which now each contain a bar, sitting area, Kang Table and a heatable brick bed. The architects aimed to create a cozy and dramatic atmosphere inside by adding “homely” interior elements.
Beside the bistro a small meeting room called the Orchard Conference is located. This pavilion is covered with a tiled roof and has a full-height glass window. It provides public services available for all visitors as well as the Pigsty.
The old utility room was transformed into the Lotus Chamber; a teahouse set on the pond. Visitors can go through the pavilion to the platform and observe the site’s stunning landscape.
Project Name: Shangping Village Regeneration – Tai Fu Tai Mansion
Location: Xiyuan Town, Jianning County, Sanming City, Fujian Province, China
Client: People’s Government of Xiyuan Township
Architectural Design Company: 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio
Principal Architect: He Wei
Architectural Design Team: Zhao Zhuoran, Li Qiang, Chen Long, Chen Huangjie, Wang Lingzhe, Zhao Tong, Ye Yuxin, Song Ke
Building Area: 2700 Sqm
Design: Aug 2016 – Nov 2016
Construction: Nov 2016 – Dec 2017
Lighting Design: Zhang Xin Studio, Tsinghua University School of Architecture
Lighting Design Team: Zhang Xin, Han Xiaowei, Zhou Xuanyu, Niu Bentian
Interior Construction Drawing: Hongshang Design
Photographer: Zhou Meng