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Zhang Ke Awarded 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal

08:00 - 12 September, 2017
Zhang Ke Awarded 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal, Beijing Micro Yuan’er (2014). Image © ZAO/standardarchitecture
Beijing Micro Yuan’er (2014). Image © ZAO/standardarchitecture

Chinese architect Zhang Ke, the founder of the firm standardarchitecture, has been awarded the 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal. Presented by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, the Architectural Society, the Alvar Aalto Foundation and the City of Helsinki, the medal recognizes an architect who, in the words of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, is "exceptionally accomplished in the field of creative architecture and has carried on Aalto’s legacy of sustainable, humane design."

Sneak Peek: MAD's Chaoyang Park Plaza Project is Almost Complete

06:00 - 5 September, 2017
Sneak Peek: MAD's Chaoyang Park Plaza Project is Almost Complete, © Khoo Guo Jie/Studio Periphery
© Khoo Guo Jie/Studio Periphery

If you follow MAD Architects on social media, the chances are good that in recent months you've seen a number of updates regarding their Chaoyang Park Plaza project in Beijing. Located at the southern edge of the largest park in Beijing, the project comprises a complex of 5 buildings, including a pair of asymmetric towers that reach 120 meters tall. Now, with the building almost complete, photographer Khoo Guo Jie of Studio Periphery has provided us with this sneak peek of the project.

#donotsettle Visits MAD’s "Out-of-this-World" Harbin Opera House

09:30 - 25 August, 2017
#donotsettle Visits MAD’s "Out-of-this-World" Harbin Opera House, © Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost
© Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost

Welcome to the latest installment of #donotsettle extra, the series in which Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost accompany some of their #donotsettle videos with in-depth textual analysis of the buildings they visit.

In Ningbo, Two Vast Construction Sites Highlight the Spectacular Scale of High-End Construction in China

04:00 - 22 August, 2017
In Ningbo, Two Vast Construction Sites Highlight the Spectacular Scale of High-End Construction in China, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

Photographer Marc Goodwin—perhaps best known to our readers for his series shooting architectural offices in London, Seoul, BeijingParis, and the Nordic countries—recently travelled to Ningbo, China, on behalf of RSH+P (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (SHL).

Atelier Global Wins Competition to Design 'Book City' in Shenzhen

16:20 - 14 August, 2017
Atelier Global Wins Competition to Design 'Book City' in Shenzhen, Main entrance from the park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global
Main entrance from the park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global

Atelier Global has been announced as the winners of a competition for the architectural and interior design of 'Shenzhen Book City,' a library and public gathering space located at the heart of the Long Hua arts district, becoming a part of the greater contemporary and historic fabric of art centers, public parks and urban typologies.

Heatherwick Studio Released New Construction Images and Video of the 1000 Trees Project in Shanghai

14:00 - 10 August, 2017
Heatherwick Studio Released New Construction Images and Video of the 1000 Trees Project in Shanghai, © Noah Sheldon
© Noah Sheldon

After last week’s check in on Heatherwick Studio’s 1000 Trees project in Shanghai by #donotsettle, the firm itself has released additional images and a video of its construction progress.

Zaha Hadid Architects Unveil Photographs of "World's Tallest Atrium" Under Construction in Beijing

07:00 - 10 August, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects Unveil Photographs of "World's Tallest Atrium" Under Construction in Beijing, © Satoshi Ohashi (Zaha Hadid Architects)
© Satoshi Ohashi (Zaha Hadid Architects)

Zaha Hadid Architects have released new photos showcasing the ongoing construction progress of Leeza SOHO, a mixed-use office tower in Beijing's Lize Financial Business District. This twisting, contorted structural skeleton, which weaves together two separate sections of the tower and visually fuses them, will house the world's tallest atrium, rising the full height of the building.

10 DESIGN Wins Competition to Build Start-Up Incubator in Chinese Aviation Hub

16:00 - 5 August, 2017
10 DESIGN Wins Competition to Build Start-Up Incubator in Chinese Aviation Hub, Courtesy of 10 Design
Courtesy of 10 Design

10 Design were announced as the winners of a competition to build an incubation center for start-up companies in the Jinwan Aviation District in Zhuhai, China. The Research & Development Center will accompany 10 Design’s other winning schemes for an International Commerce Center (twin tower with 127,000 square meters of office and hotel space) and Cultural Center (performance and exhibition space house in a 27,500 square meters building). The projects will be a part of Jinwan Aviation City, an ambitious development initiative to create a hub for major industry in Zhuhai, a city that is currently experiencing unprecedented growth.  

Drone Footage Shows Construction Progress on Heatherwick Studio’s "Tree-Covered Mountains" in Shanghai

09:30 - 5 August, 2017
Drone Footage Shows Construction Progress on Heatherwick Studio’s "Tree-Covered Mountains" in Shanghai, via #donotsettle
via #donotsettle

In #donotsettle’s latest video, architects and vlogging provocateurs Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost provide breathtaking footage of one of Shanghai’s most curious projects, M50. The 300,000-square-meter Heatherwick Studio building is an undulating mass of mixed use urban topography.

Pompidou Center to Open Gallery in Shanghai, Designed by David Chipperfield Architects

12:15 - 4 August, 2017
Pompidou Center to Open Gallery in Shanghai, Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Courtesy of DCA
Courtesy of DCA

David Chipperfield Architects has revealed the design of the newest home of the Centre Pompidou, the West Bund Art Museum in Shanghai. The Parisian institution revealed the details with the announcement of a 5-year deal with the West Bund Group to stage exhibitions in the museum beginning in 2019. Approximately 20 exhibitions – including a focus on contemporary Chinese art – will be included in the deal, described by the Centre Pompidou as "the most important long-term cultural exchange project” between France and China.

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