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Navigator, the Large Ship of Modern Times closely related to water

Kris Lin

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Kris Lin
The project is located in Tianjin near the sea. The original building is Tianjin Shipyard. The designer undertakes the overall design work including architectural, landscape, interior and FF&E design. Functions of the interior space are negotiation area and show area.

Historical Significance
The original building is Tianjin Shipyard with history of one hundred years. It is the milestone in Chinese shipbuilding history and made great contribution to the navigation industry as industry leader of that time. For deep memory of history and respects to the original shipyard, we consider designing this project with the concept of navigator which means a large ship is sailing on the sea.

Large Ship of Modern Times
In the original architecture, mock-up and sales office are in two separate buildings. The designer connects the two separate buildings together through a corridor and make them a complete one. We outline the profile of the ship with flow lines and attach the LED light strip based on the profile to present a large ship of modern times with future sense of science and technology. The designer also want to present a pure artistic work with artistic flowlines and a large ship intent with both modern art and historical rudiment. The design rebuilds the sole of the shipyard with flexible and elegant lines.

Aesthetic Waterscape
Navigator is a large ship sailing on the sea which is closely related to water. With the exterior waterscape, the artistic building looks like a large ship sailing on the sea from afar. LED light strips on the ship refract by the water and form perfect mirror image which adds dreamlike beauty to the space. Combination of architecture and landscape forms the waterscape of modern large ship of future science and technology.

Clear Sky
In the interior space, there appears a simplified and modern profile. Profile with lines of strength create an atmosphere of tough cabin industry. The cloud profile on the ceiling makes people feel that they are under clear sky. Transparent glass brings the sunshine in which echoes with the large ship sailing in the sea, offering special experience and visual impact in both interior and exterior space.

Great Implication
By modern approach and with reference to the original building of the shipyard, the designer integrates architectural, landscape, interior and FF&E design together and forges a Noah's Ark of modern times. This implies that in the future the project will lead development of the whole city as a navigator and become the leader of the current industry like the formal Tianjin Shipyard. Driven by the modern science and technology and keeping pace with the times, the project will be a navigator of the industry.


 China Overseas Property
 800 mq
 Kris Lin
 Anda Yang


Kris Lin profile
CNAM obtained a master's degree in architectural management from France. In 2001, (KLID) Kris Lin International Design office was founded in Shanghai, dedicated to the field of architectural interior space design. In 2006, he published a collection of his personal works, "KLID vision".

Engaged in professional design for 20 years, has been committed to architectural design, interior design and landscape design of continuous research and innovation. Always adhere to the original, KLID all projects are personally design by Kris Lin. In the international major professional design competition has repeatedly achieved good results. By December 2020, KLID has won 1010global awards.

In the list of A'design award winning designers, I won the third place in the world and the first place in China among more than 4255 domestic and overseas designers and design agencies with A score of 259

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