Construction Begins on gmp Architekten's SIP Sports Centre in China

06:00 - 15 October, 2015
Construction Begins on gmp Architekten's SIP Sports Centre in China, Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of gmp Architekten
Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of gmp Architekten

Slated for completion in 2017, construction on the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Sports Centre has begun. The complex, designed by gmp Architekten, will combine sports, leisure and cultural facilities along with generous retail and hotel areas all embedded in a generous public landscape. Read more about this addition to China’s Suzhou Industrial Park after the break.

Aerial View of Construction. Image Courtesy of gmp Architekten Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of gmp Architekten Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of gmp Architekten Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of gmp Architekten +7

Cha’er 3 / reMIX Studio

19:00 - 14 October, 2015
Cha’er 3 / reMIX Studio, Courtesy of reMIX Studio
Courtesy of reMIX Studio

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2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

04:30 - 14 October, 2015
 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Main entrance and Silo, Dacheng Flour Factory, Shekou, Shenzhen; Image Courtesy of 2015 UABB
Main entrance and Silo, Dacheng Flour Factory, Shekou, Shenzhen; Image Courtesy of 2015 UABB

The 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (2015 UABB), the world’s only biennale dedicated to the themes of urbanism and architecture, announced its highlight exhibits. Based in Shenzhen, one of China’s first Special Economic Zones, 2015 UABB will feature presentations from over 72 exhibitors from six continents who will all explore the theme “Re-Living The City”. Opening to the public on 4 December this year, 2015 UABB will take over the former Dacheng Flour Factory in Shekou, a declining factory complex built in 1980s that will be transformed into a multifaceted exhibition venue especially for the biennale.

Micro-Yuan’er / ZAO/standardarchitecture

22:00 - 13 October, 2015
Micro-Yuan’er / ZAO/standardarchitecture, © Zhang Mingming
© Zhang Mingming
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cha’er Hutong #8, Dashilar
  • Project Architects

    Zhang Ke, Zhang Mingming, Fang Shujun
  • Design Team

    Ao Ikegami, Huang Tanyu, Dai Haifei, Zhao Sheng, Liu Xinghua
  • Sponsor

    Camerich
  • Area

    17.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Zhang Mingming, Su Shengliang, Courtesy of ZAO/standardarchitecture

© Zhang Mingming © Zhang Mingming © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +37

Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen

19:00 - 13 October, 2015
Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen, © LI Minfei
© LI Minfei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shunyi, Beijing, China
  • Architects

    HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen
  • Sustainable Design Team

    LIU Xin, HU Yechang, CHEN Weiran, SU Yurong, XU Zhetong, YANG Xu, YOU Wanrong
  • Client

    Niu Jian
  • Area

    88.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© LI Minfei © LI Minfei © LI Minfei © LI Minfei +20

'Importance of Walking' Store / PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE

19:00 - 12 October, 2015
'Importance of Walking' Store / PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE, © Jin Fengzhe
© Jin Fengzhe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Di Shaohua
  • Design Team

    Feng Jiancheng, Guo Yiming, Liu Xing, Feng Shuxian
  • Area

    13.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Jin Fengzhe, Courtesy of PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE

© Jin Fengzhe © Jin Fengzhe © Jin Fengzhe © Jin Fengzhe +13

The Noodle Rack / Lukstudio

02:00 - 12 October, 2015
The Noodle Rack / Lukstudio, © Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography
© Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

© Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography © Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography © Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography © Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography +19

Micro-Hutong / standardarchitecture

19:00 - 11 October, 2015
Micro-Hutong / standardarchitecture, © Chen Su
© Chen Su

© Su Shengliang © Zhang Yanping © Zhang Mingming © Su Shengliang +49

Max Show Center / PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE

05:00 - 10 October, 2015
Max Show Center / PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE, © Jin Fengzhe
© Jin Fengzhe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Design Team

    Di Shaohua, Huo Junlong, Liu Xing, Feng Shuxian
  • Client

    Gold Concord Investment
  • Collaborator

    CSCEC
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Jin Fengzhe, Courtesy of Praxis d'Studio

Courtesy of Praxis d'Studio © Jin Fengzhe Courtesy of Praxis d'Studio © Jin Fengzhe +18

Bespoke Theatre / Stufish Entertainment Architects

03:00 - 9 October, 2015
Bespoke Theatre  / Stufish Entertainment Architects, © Tim Franco
© Tim Franco

© Tim Franco © Tim Franco © Tim Franco © Tim Franco +19

Liyuan Middle School / Minax Architects

20:00 - 8 October, 2015
Liyuan Middle School / Minax Architects, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuxi, China
  • Project Team

    Lu Zhigang, Huang Yanbing, Cai Shumin, Fu Fei, Tang Zheren
  • Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers

    Shanghai construction design and research institute co., Ltd
  • Landscape & Interior Architects

    Minax Architects
  • Client/Owner

    Wuxi Binhu District Bureau of Education
  • Area

    40800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang model001 +36

Jingyuan No.22 Transformation / C+ Architects

19:00 - 7 October, 2015
Jingyuan No.22 Transformation / C+ Architects, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Cheng Yanchun
  • Design Team

    Wang Yakun, Sun Sijin, Wang Jingxuan, Xie Bingyou, Zheng Yichun, Li Linjie
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +28

Yinzhou City Investment Office Building Renovation / DC ALLIANCE

19:00 - 6 October, 2015
Yinzhou City Investment Office Building Renovation / DC ALLIANCE, © LV Hengzhong
© LV Hengzhong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    Cui Zhe, Zhu Jiasheng ,Xu Jialiang ,Zhang Ye
  • Client

    Yinzhou City Investment
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DC ALLIANCE

© LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong +22

Xinkaihe Kindergarten / DC ALLIANCE

17:00 - 5 October, 2015
Xinkaihe Kindergarten / DC ALLIANCE, © LV Hengzhong
© LV Hengzhong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang Province ,China
  • Design Team

    Cui Zhe , Dong Yi , Zhu Jiasheng, Li Jia, Jin Yuan, Cheng Jiujun, Liu qiong, Xie Huibo
  • Client

    Construction Bureau of Beilun District
  • Area

    16400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong +15

Penda Continues to Push Bamboo with Rising Canes at Beijing Design Week

12:05 - 2 October, 2015
Penda Continues to Push Bamboo with Rising Canes at Beijing Design Week, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

From the architect. Following up a year of development, Penda has unveiled their installation for Beijing Design Week (BJDW) 2015 – Rising Canes, a structural system made entirely of bamboo and ropes. Meant to be a speculation system for larger developments, the installation is fully modular, ecological and easy to expand in every direction. Bamboo was chosen as the main construction material for its long traditional roots in China and fantastic structural capability, as well as part of a desire to fight its current obscurity as a construction material. 

Speculation of Future Developments. Image Courtesy of Penda Speculation of Future Developments. Image Courtesy of Penda © Hua Su © Xia Zhi +34

Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Design the Tianjin Juilliard School in China

14:10 - 1 October, 2015
Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Design the Tianjin Juilliard School in China, The Juilliard School; New York / FXFowle + Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
The Juilliard School; New York / FXFowle + Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has been selected to design the new Tianjin Juilliard School. The same practice that expanded Juilliard's New York home in 2009, DS+R plans to build the new facility in Tianjin by 2018. The project has already received preliminary approval of a graduate degree program from China’s Ministry of Education.

Once complete, the new school will offer a Master of Music degree from Juilliard in the areas of orchestral performance, chamber music performance, and collaborative piano; a pre-college program; an instrumental training program; adult education; and public performances and exhibits.

Rural Urban Framework Wins 2015 Curry Stone Design Prize

09:47 - 1 October, 2015
Rural Urban Framework Wins 2015 Curry Stone Design Prize, The courtyard community space in the interior of Andong Village’s charitable hospital.. Image © Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
The courtyard community space in the interior of Andong Village’s charitable hospital.. Image © Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

Rural Urban Framework (RUF) has been named winner of the 2015 Curry Stone Design Prize at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Addressing China's unprecedented rural-to-urban migration, RUF has (so far) helped 18 depopulating villages throughout the country prepare for their inevitable transformation by building schools, community centers, hospitals, houses and infrastructure in a collaborative process that empowers locals. 

“The work of RUF is addressing one of the most urgent current geopolitical issues, how to deal with the imbalances created by large mass migrations,” said Emiliano Gandolfi, the Prize Director. “Their work is exemplifying how architecture should establish a dialogue with the community and the environment in order to built structures that respond to their changing needs.”

Zaha Hadid's Wangjing SOHO Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

04:00 - 30 September, 2015
Wangjing SOHO; Beijing, China / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Feng Chang
Wangjing SOHO; Beijing, China / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Feng Chang

Zaha Hadid ArchitectsWangjing SOHO in Beijing has won the 2014 Emporis Skyscraper Award. Chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers, the three-tower 200-meter-tall development is the first skyscraper in China to ever win the award. The judges were impressed by its "excellent energy efficiency and its distinctive design, which gives the complex a harmonious and organic momentum."

Each year, the Emporis Award honors the world's best new building over 100-meters-tall. Read on to see the top 10 buildings honored this year.