Dialogue with MemorySummary of Granaries in North Zone of Wuzhen
The layers of time correspond to the layers of physical substance. The principle of our design, is to reveal the aesthetic values of the time layers in this physical space, to preserve different layers of sensations as part of the records of ordinary people, in their work, in their life. Three principles have been set up :
1. Regard the granaries as the "main body" of the complex, highlighting their qualities : the simple, high-quality functional design of the original granaries can be seen as a symbol of the good side of the planned economy.
2. Preserve as much as possible the “traces scars” brought by different enterprises in the post-granary era : these are local damages comparing to the "main body" of the granaries. Preserve these traces of time layers and let them be identifiable, also valuable in a sense.
3. The new buildings, structures or building components should respect with great subtlety the "main body" and the "traces-scars" of the granaries, so as to create a dialogue and echo with them.