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The South Yard / Advanced Architecture Lab + Atelier UPA

20:00 - 12 October, 2016
The South Yard  / Advanced Architecture Lab + Atelier UPA, © Arch-exist photography
© Arch-exist photography

© Arch-exist photography © Arch-exist photography © Arch-exist photography © Arch-exist photography +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sanjia, Xingbin, Laibin, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Mu Wei / Advanced Architecture Lab, Zhou Chao / Atelier UPA
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Chetian Cultural Center / West-line studio

22:00 - 10 October, 2016
Chetian Cultural Center / West-line studio, © Jingsong Xie
© Jingsong Xie

© Jingsong Xie © Jingsong Xie © Jingsong Xie © Jingsong Xie +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chetian Village, Guizhou, China
  • Architecture and Interior Design

    Haobo Wei, Jingsong Xie
  • Exhibition Design and Curator

    Martina Muratori
  • Area

    715.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MVRDV + Zhubo Studio Win Competition for New Sports and Cultural Center in Shenzhen

09:55 - 10 October, 2016
MVRDV + Zhubo Studio Win Competition for New Sports and Cultural Center in Shenzhen, Located in a residential area which stretches from the Nanshan mountain park to the Yangtai mountain park, the experience centre connects nature, sports and culture to serving wide-ranging age groups and interests.. Image © MVRDV
Located in a residential area which stretches from the Nanshan mountain park to the Yangtai mountain park, the experience centre connects nature, sports and culture to serving wide-ranging age groups and interests.. Image © MVRDV

MVRDV and Zhubo Architecture Design have won a competition to design the Xili Sports and Cultural Centre in Shenzhen, China. The new experience center will consist of four distinct volumes housing a theater, a basketball and badminton arena, a multi-function arena and a swimming pool, as it seeks to “transform the lives of the different generations of people living nearby, through offering a more humanistic model for sports and culture.”

The Xili Sports and Cultural centre is set to become the social and well-being focal point of Shenzhen’s Dasha Green corridor.. Image © MVRDV The special elevated running track is the signature element as it connects, weaving in and out of all volumes.. Image © MVRDV The large-scale sports stadium has a social aspect; connecting it with the community through its offering of a wide range of sports and cultural activities in all four volumes.. Image © MVRDV © MVRDV +5

This Agricultural Expo Center in China is Not Only Inspired by Sesame Seeds But It is Shaped Like One

13:00 - 9 October, 2016
This Agricultural Expo Center in China is Not Only Inspired by Sesame Seeds But It is Shaped Like One, Courtesy of tvsdesign
Courtesy of tvsdesign

The team of tvsdesign and Shanghai Hecheng (上海合城) Architectural Design Ltd.(Cospace) has won the competition for the design of the Zhumadian International EXPO Center, located in Zhumadian, a city known for its agricultural industry, in the Henan Province of China. The competition sought out convention center designs that could not only serve as a location to hold agricultural conventions and trade fairs but could also connect back to the city’s historic roots in order to expand the area as a rendezvous of agriculture. 

Drawing from the fact that Zhumadian is specifically known for supplying China with sesame seeds, the proposal utilizes the imagery of the seed in its shape—with rounded triangular forms—as well as in its overarching concept: “as an epicenter of activity in the agricultural industry, the convention center represents origins, life, growth, and health for the region and the people who visit the building" described the architects. 

Courtesy of tvsdesign Courtesy of tvsdesign Courtesy of tvsdesign Courtesy of tvsdesign +11

AD Classics: Forbidden City / Kuai Xiang

05:30 - 3 October, 2016
AD Classics: Forbidden City / Kuai Xiang, The Forbidden City, Beijing. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user pixelflake (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
The Forbidden City, Beijing. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user pixelflake (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)

As the heart of Imperial China from 1421 until 1912, the Forbidden City—a palatial complex in the center of Beijing—represented the divine authority of the Emperors of China for over five hundred years. Built by the Ming Emperor Zhu Di as the centerpiece of his ideal capital city, the palace would host twenty-four different emperors and two dynasties over the course of its history. Even after the subsequent democratic and communist revolutions that transformed China in the early 20th Century, it remains as the most prominent built relic of a cosmopolitan empire.[1]

A scale model of the Forbidden City, viewed facing south. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user Can Pac Swire (licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0) The golden tiles of the roof, the ends of which were adorned with auspicious icons and characters, were a key symbol of the Forbidden City’s imperial status. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user See-ming Lee (licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0) The Meridian Gate, through which visitors would pass on their way to an audience with the emperor. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Jorge Lascar (licensed under CC BY 2.0) The Hall of Supreme Harmony viewed from the south. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Daniel Case (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) +10

Benoy Unveils Design for Gala Avenue Westside in Shanghai's Harbour City

06:00 - 29 September, 2016
Benoy Unveils Design for Gala Avenue Westside in Shanghai's Harbour City, Courtesy of Benoy
Courtesy of Benoy

Design firm Benoy has just revealed its design for “Gala Avenue Westside,” a future mixed-use structure set within the iconic Lujiazui HARBOUR City development of Shanghai. Benoy (who recently created a green architectural design for Taiwan’s High-Speed Rail’s Hsin Chu Station Mall) have been appointed as the Masterplanner, Architect and Interior Designer of the Gala Avenue, set for completion in 2018.

Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy +9

Central Canteen of Tsinghua University / SUP Atelier + School of Architecture Tsinghua University

22:00 - 27 September, 2016
 Central Canteen of Tsinghua University / SUP Atelier + School of Architecture Tsinghua University , © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +58

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qing Hua Da Xue, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100084
  • Architect in Charge

    Yehao Song
  • Project Architects

    Yehao Song, Jingfen Sun, Dan Xie , Xiaojuan Chen, Lina Wang, Xiaolong Zhang
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Sneak Peek: Zaha Hadid Architects' Nanjing International Youth Culture Center

12:10 - 26 September, 2016
© Khoo Guo Jie
© Khoo Guo Jie

Photographer Khoo Guo Jie of Béton Brut has provided us with some new images of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre, now nearing completion along the Yangtze river in Hexi New Town, Nanjing’s new central business district.

Occupying a 5.2 hectare site, the complex contains 465,000 square meters of floor space, which includes a hotel, conference center, offices and underground parking, and is part of a larger masterplan by ZHA that will feature a pedestrian bridge linking the plaza with the other side of the river.

© Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie +10

Sasaki Wins Competition to Reshape Shanghai's Suzhou Creek

14:00 - 25 September, 2016
Sasaki Wins Competition to Reshape Shanghai's Suzhou Creek, Courtesy of Sasaki Associates
Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

U.S.-based firm Sasaki has won the international competition to redesign Suzhou Creek—also known as the Wusong River—in Shanghai, China, which was historically one of the city’s most vital water routes, but which, in recent decades, suffered severe pollution and neglect. After receiving a grant from the Asian Development Bank, the waterway has been cleaned and is now in the process of becoming a new centerpiece for Shanghai. 

Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Courtesy of Sasaki Associates +19

The Stepped Roof / Had Architects

20:00 - 24 September, 2016
The Stepped Roof / Had Architects, © Arch-exist Photography & Wuyu Visual
© Arch-exist Photography & Wuyu Visual

© Arch-exist Photography & Wuyu Visual © Arch-exist Photography & Wuyu Visual © Arch-exist Photography & Wuyu Visual © Arch-exist Photography & Wuyu Visual +14

Paras Cafe / The Swimming Pool Studio

22:00 - 22 September, 2016
Paras Cafe / The Swimming Pool Studio , © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie

© Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +9

A Garden by the Side of a Wetland—Xixi International / GAD work

19:00 - 22 September, 2016
A Garden by the Side of a Wetland—Xixi International / GAD work, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    GAD (Zhejiang Greentown Architectural Design Co., Ltd.)
  • Area

    80345.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

WeWork Yangping Lu / Linehouse

19:00 - 21 September, 2016
WeWork Yangping Lu / Linehouse, © Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    135 Yanping Road, Jing’An, Shanghai, China
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Collaborating Designer

    Evelyn Chiu

Studio Pei-Zhu's Vaulted Museum Design Takes Inspiration from Historic Chinese Ceramic Kilns

16:20 - 19 September, 2016
Studio Pei-Zhu's Vaulted Museum Design Takes Inspiration from Historic Chinese Ceramic Kilns, View to Historical Relics. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu
View to Historical Relics. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu

Studio Pei-Zhu has unveiled their design for the Jingdezhen Historical Museum of Imperial Kiln, a museum dedicated to the unique history of ceramics in Jingdezhen, China. Located in the heart of the historic china-making district of the city, nestled between ceramic workshops that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, the museum draws inspiration from the special forms of the kilns, creating gallery spaces out of a series of hand-crafted vaulted structures.

Courtyard. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu Space and Material Study. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu Shared Space between above and below ground levels. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu View from pedestrian across the street. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu +22

10 DESIGN Wins Competition for Massive Urban Development in Zhuhai

12:20 - 19 September, 2016
10 DESIGN Wins Competition for Massive Urban Development in Zhuhai, Courtesy of 10 Design
Courtesy of 10 Design

10 DESIGN has won a competition to design China Resources Land’s (CR Land) "Hengqin Wanxiang World," a 2.3 million square meter (25 million square foot) mixed used development to be located in Zhuhai, China. The complex will include destination retail locales centered around an “Experience Central Square,” which will serve as a venue for a variety of cultural and performance programs. Construction on the massive development is set to begin this month.

In Progress: Zhang Daqian Museum / Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

22:00 - 14 September, 2016
In Progress: Zhang Daqian Museum / Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Courtesy of EMBT
Courtesy of EMBT

Courtesy of EMBT Courtesy of EMBT Courtesy of EMBT Courtesy of EMBT +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Neijiang, Sichuan, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT
  • Project Year

    2016

Kunshan Electronic and Bicycle Pavilion / SIADR

20:00 - 13 September, 2016
Kunshan Electronic and Bicycle Pavilion  / SIADR, © Xianliang Zeng
© Xianliang Zeng

© Xianliang Zeng © Xianliang Zeng © Xianliang Zeng © Xianliang Zeng +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kunshan Development District, Jiangsu Province,China
  • Architect in Charge

    Doctor Ban Wang
  • Design Team

    Min Zhang, Changyue Sun, Haojiang Liu, Liang Zhang
  • Area

    24908.87 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Aedas Reveal Dynamic New Design For The Shenzhen Luoho Friendship Trading Centre

08:00 - 13 September, 2016
Aedas Reveal Dynamic New Design For The Shenzhen Luoho Friendship Trading Centre, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

A department store in Shenzhen, China, is currently undergoing a major transformation into what the architect describes as an "a new sustainable and iconic design for the city." Designed by Aedas, the Shenzhen Luoho Friendship Trading Centre will include a new skyscraper and a "vibrant and porous" 7-story retail podium. Integrated landscaping and green balconies turn the development into an "urban oasis" in the heart of the city.