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  • Project Title

    TanArt Community: the renovation of a boiler station

  • Winning Firm

    Nomos Architects

  • Lead Designer

    Nomos Architects

  • Awarded

    PLATINUM AWARD, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, Redevelopment / Restoration
  • Project Link
  • Project Location
    Xi'an, China
  • Project Status
  • Completion Date
    April, 2022
  • Client
    Tanart Community
  • Photographer credit
    Studio Ten

  • Architectural Firm
  • Architect Firm / Studio Name
  • Lead Architect(s)
    Nomos Architects
  • About Firm
    Nomos Architects is an international design studio with a research-oriented approach, based in China. Nomos Architects prioritizes the relationship between people, architecture and cities, exploring a range of discourses driven by the reproduction of knowledge and culture.

  • Other Credits

The abandoned boiler station at Xi'an Shiyou University, which was constructed in 1997 and had been out of use since 2014 due to changes in the city's heating system, was transformed into a mixed-use art community in 2022. The former large boiler room was converted into an art exhibition gallery, and smaller rooms now serve as commercial spaces to fund the art events. This repurposing preserves the building's original structure, preventing it from being demolished or divided into low-cost co-working spaces, a fate that befalls many urban industrial heritage sites in China.

Credits: Studio Ten