Transformation of a neighbourhood bicycle shed

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Transformation of a neighbourhood bicycle shed

June 11, 2024

This dynamic public area in Yulin No. 2 Alley is the result of a spatial practice by CACP (Community Art Creative Project) called ‘Designing?’, which reimagined urban informal spaces.

The project transformed a bicycle shed into a multifunctional community space together with residents and various stakeholders, such as professional disciplinary organisations, government officials, university student volunteers and civic volunteers.

The aim was to present a lightweight, flexible and inclusive design, using prefabricated light-gauge galvanised steel as the structural material with standardised steel for all primary structures. This allows for spatial functionality in its basic form whilst accommodating subsequent spatial changes.


Project Name
CACP ‘Designing?’

Project Location
Yulin 2nd Alley, Chengdu, China

Completion Date
March 2024

Project Area
150 square metres

Architecture Firm
YIIIE Architects

Lead Architect
Zhang Tang

Design Team
Xia Fan; Chen Shenbin; Zhou Yuhan

YIIIE Architects

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