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LYCS Architecture Design School Inspired by A Child's Drawing

16:10 - 24 August, 2016
LYCS Architecture Design School Inspired by A Child's Drawing, Courtesy of LYCS Architecture
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LYCS Architecture has released designs for Yuhang NO.2 School, a kindergarten, primary and secondary school complex in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Encompassing 44,900 square meters, the design takes inspiration from a child’s drawing of his ideal school – a small town filled with child-scaled spaces and “happy” streets. The complex is broken up into 15 gabled volumes, which gradually increase in size and scale to accommodate the range of student ages.

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BMW Vintage Museum / Crossboundaries

02:00 - 23 August, 2016
BMW Vintage Museum / Crossboundaries, © YANG Chao Ying
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, DONG Hao
  • Design Team

    Maria Francesca Origa, Hayger Chan, LI Zhenyu
  • Area

    3600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Design Floating "Cloud Pavilion" on Shanghai's Waterfront

14:00 - 21 August, 2016

The success of a temporary pavilion has seen Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) commissioned to realise a more permanent version of their original design. Situated on the HuangPu riverside in the West Bund district of Shanghai, the new arts and events space - dubbed the "Cloud Pavilion" - has been designed to appear as if it is floating along the waterfront. Comprised of two white surfaces and 20, 000 pieces of white rope, the pavilion has a sense of weightlessness and ephemerality which contrasts to the heavy industrial machinery nearby.

Photography by Peter Dixie. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Visualisation of the Cloud Pavilion by SHL. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Photo of the completed Cloud Pavilion by Peter Dixie. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Photography by Peter Dixie. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects +18

The Modular Lilong / LUKSTUDIO

20:00 - 16 August, 2016
The Modular Lilong / LUKSTUDIO, © Dirk Weiblen
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai Village, 88 Shendi East Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Christina Luk, Marcello Chiado Rana, Alba Beroiz Blazquez
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

nArchitects Wins Shanghai Competition with Home-Inspired Library

08:00 - 16 August, 2016
nArchitects Wins Shanghai Competition with Home-Inspired Library, Courtesy of nArchitects
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nArchitects’ Library as Home has won first place in the 2016 International Young Architects Design Competition for the 110,000 square meter Shanghai Library East Hall in China. Hosted by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government, the competition sought out designs that enhance Shanghai’s distinct cultural influence and promote community life. 

Library as Home reflects these goals in its design as “a large house for all, with a rich variety of environments that Shanghai’s citizens could appropriate as their own.”

MLA+ and CAUPD Win Urban Design Competition to Regenerate Along the G107 Highway in Shenzhen

06:00 - 16 August, 2016
MLA+ and CAUPD Win Urban Design Competition to Regenerate Along the G107 Highway in Shenzhen, Courtesy of MLA+
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Foreign leading firm MLA+ and local leading firm the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, in collaboration with Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners and the Shenzhen Municipal Design & Research Institute, have won first prize in the urban design competition for the regeneration of an area along the G107 highway in the Bao’an district of Shenzhen, China.

Located on both aspects of the G107, the one- to two-kilometer piece of land forms a 53-square-kilometer area for the new plan, which will redevelop a fragmented industrial landscape created by the highway and Shenzhen’s identity as a former “Factory of the World” city.

Quietness / Wei Yi International Design

02:00 - 16 August, 2016
Quietness / Wei Yi International Design, © James
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Yangzhou Zhongshuge / X+Living

19:00 - 15 August, 2016
Yangzhou Zhongshuge / X+Living, © Shao Feng
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Xiang
  • Design Team

    Liu Huan, Fan Chen, Tong Ni-Na
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Ripple Hotel - Qiandao Lake / XL-MUSE

20:00 - 14 August, 2016
Ripple Hotel - Qiandao Lake / XL-MUSE, © Hu Yi-Jie
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou, China
  • Design Director

    Li Xiang
  • Design Team

    Fan Chen, Liu Huan, Tong Ni-Na, Zheng Min-Ping
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Qipao Town International Architecture Design Competition

08:30 - 14 August, 2016
Qipao Town International Architecture Design Competition, China Wujiang – Qipao Town International Architecture Design Competition Poster
China Wujiang – Qipao Town International Architecture Design Competition Poster

Wujiang, as part of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province, is a world-renowned “Silk Capital” of China, possessing immeasurable cultural power. The Central Government’s promulgation of “One Belt One Road” strategy has offered new opportunities for Wujiang. Added to that the development and construction of the city’s Taihu New City and the conditions are ripe for it to leverage on its cultural heritage such as to enhance its core competitiveness, in keeping with international trends. As such it is necessary to fully expound on Wujiang’s rich silk culture in order to achieve perfect integration of the latter with the New City which symbolizes modern civilization. As an important cultural highlight as well as project landmark in Wujiang’s Taihu New City, Qipao Town looks set to herald a new chapter in the venerable city’s modern development.

Reedom Bookstore / Cao Pu

20:00 - 13 August, 2016
Reedom Bookstore / Cao Pu, © Zhang Zheming
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  • Architects

  • Location

    1703 Firework Mansion, No.605 Furong Mid Road, Changsha,China
  • Project Planning

    Sun Shengqi, Xiong Yong, Zhao Xuru, Zou Rong
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Ma's Kitchen / Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

22:00 - 12 August, 2016
Ma's Kitchen / Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd., Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

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  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 1, Dongkangsi Street, Daci Temple, Chengdu City, China (Taikoo Li)
  • Main designers

    Tang Jiajun, Liu Ruiyan
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

Shenyang Taoxian International Airport Terminal 3 / CNADRI

19:00 - 11 August, 2016
Shenyang Taoxian International Airport Terminal 3 / CNADRI, Courtesy of CNADRI
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Golden Bubbles / People's Architecture Office

19:00 - 10 August, 2016
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Foster + Partners, Morphosis, UNStudio Lead List to Design Chinese Eco-Island

15:30 - 10 August, 2016
Foster + Partners, Morphosis, UNStudio Lead List to Design Chinese Eco-Island, The 250 hectare artificial island has already been formed in the Haikou Bay. Image © GAO Wenzhonglow
The 250 hectare artificial island has already been formed in the Haikou Bay. Image © GAO Wenzhonglow

Hainan Airlines Group has announced an international competition between 10 top architecture firms to design the master plan and central buildings of the South Sea Pearl Eco-Island, an island located in Haikou Bay, on the island of Hainan, China. Featuring teams from China, Europe and the United States, the competition calls for the creation of an 250 hectare eco-tourism hub, which will contain housing, hotels, tourist attractions and a port with capacity for two large cruise ships.

MAD Architects Design Veiled Xinhee Design Center in Xiamen

09:00 - 10 August, 2016
MAD Architects Design Veiled Xinhee Design Center in Xiamen, Courtesy of MAD Architects
Courtesy of MAD Architects

MAD Architects has conceived a new design center for international fashion group Xinhee in the coastal Chinese city of Xiamen. Designed as six petals growing from a central atrium, the 61,000 square meter building will sit on a 15,000 square meter site, and will serve as the home of Xinhee and its six subsidiary brands.  

“We envision it as a building with skin-and-bones,” reveals MAD founding principal Ma Yansong, “the correspondence of clothing and architecture is they both explore the relationship between the interior and the exterior.”

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Haishang Plaza Sales Center / Amphibian Arc

19:00 - 9 August, 2016
Haishang Plaza Sales Center  / Amphibian Arc, © Zhejia Dai
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

China Envisions a Futuristic Carbon Neutral City With a Technologically Innovative Highway

08:00 - 9 August, 2016
China Envisions a Futuristic Carbon Neutral City With a Technologically Innovative Highway, Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners
Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners

Highways have been operating in largely the same way since the early twentieth century. In the Bao'an District in Shenzhen, China, rapid urbanization and industrialization within the built environment is not mirrored in its infrastructural spine, the G107 highway. In order to investigate the possibilities for this strip and its adjacent areas, a visionary open competition was organized earlier this year. A team lead by Avoid Obvious Architects (AOA) and TETRA Architects and Planners presented a redefinition of the highway typology, with a system complex enough to properly service the rich productivity it is connecting. 

AOA and TETRA's new G107 is a multi-modal transport system, focused on allowing futuristic modes of transport as it is on implementing cutting edge levels of sustainability. Also referred to by the consortium as an "organic highway," the proposition aims to foster and connect a network of "green manufacturing," with the strategic vision of making Bao'an a carbon neutral city by 2045. 

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