荷兰建筑事务所MVRDV最新设计，是位于北京崇文门的KWG M Cube购物中心。团队设计了一个微妙而引人注目的彩虹建筑外立面，采用手工上光的彩虹色瓷砖覆盖，可在不同的灯光下改变颜色。 开发商KWG集团希望建造一座能够脱颖而出的，但又完全将环境因素考虑到其中的建筑。
The KWG M Cube shopping centre in Beijing, designed by MVRDV, is covered in hand-glazed iridescent ceramic tiles that change colour in different lights.Dutch architecture firm MVRDV devised the subtle yet eye-catching rainbow facade for the multi-faceted mall to be a happy middle ground between the developer KWG Group Holdings’s wish for a building that would stand out, and the city government’s caveat that it suit its surrounding.
Rather than cover the shopping centre in bright LED lights, the architects covered each side of the 36-metre high building in opalescent tiles. Some sides are completely covered in the tiles, with other planes tiled in an interlocking checkerboard pattern that forms a perforated screen.Each ceramic tile was hand-glazed in China, with three layers applied and fired at different temperatures to create the pearlescent effect.
“我们设计了KWG M立方体，使建筑物不断显示变幻的图案和颜色。根据天气和光线条件以及所处的位置，立面有时看起来略带灰色，或是会闪耀着如彩虹般的色彩，” MVRDV的首席建筑师兼联合创始人Jacob van Rijs说。“在北京的这一地区，建筑受到限制，许多附近的建筑都以灰色和米色的色调呈现。我们的解决方案使我们能够完全满足客户和城市的需求：创造一个有吸引力的视觉陈述方式，而其中的活力和谦逊齐头并进。
“We designed the KWG M Cube so that the building continuously displays new patterns and colours. Depending on the weather and light conditions and where you stand, the facade might look subtly grey, or it might shine with all the colours of the rainbow,” said Jacob van Rijs, principal architect and co-founder of MVRDV.”In this part of Beijing, there are restrictions on architecture and many nearby buildings are completed in shades of grey and beige. Our solution allowed us to do exactly what the client and the city wanted: to create an attractive visual statement in which exuberance and modesty go hand in hand.”
The 40,000-square-metre, seven-storey shopping centre is split into two sections. Downstairs, the lower three floors contain mostly shops and is only open during the day. The upper levels contain bars, restaurants and cafes, and can be accessed at night via an express lift to the fourth floor lobby.Open air roof terraces in each level provide an outdoor space for visitors during good weather, with views towards local landmarks including the Forbidden City.
总部位于鹿特丹的MVRDV在闪闪发光的建筑物方面已形成风格。最近完成的一家位于韩国的娱乐综合体项目展示了金色外墙的建筑物，德国团队将办公大楼被水晶般的镜子覆盖。 在北京，建筑师Ole Scheeren最近完成了一个艺术博物馆，其中有一个灰色的玄武岩石立面，周围环绕着圆形光窗，MAD建造了一座摩天大楼，外面是光滑的黑色波状外观。
Rotterdam-based MVRDV has form when it comes to glistening buildings. A recently completed entertainment complex project from the Dutch firm in South Korea featured buildings with golden facades, and a planned office block in Germany will be covered in crystal-like mirrors.In Beijing, Architect Ole Scheeren recently completed an art museum with a grey basalt stone facade punctuated by circular light windows, and MAD built a skyscraper complex with an undulating facade of glossy black.