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OPEN's Competition Entry for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library

12:00 - 4 January, 2016
OPEN's Competition Entry for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library, Courtesy of Open Architecture
Courtesy of Open Architecture

In May 2015, Shenzhen Art Museum and Shenzhen Library organized an international design competition for their new homes in Longhua District. 134 firms submitted concept proposals for the first stage, eight firms were selected to enter the second phase competition in July, among them OMA, Steven Holl, Mecanoo, OPEN, KSP, and others. Below is OPEN’s competition entry for the second phase.

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Büro Ziyu Zhuang and RSAA Reimagine the Basilica With Modernized Church in China

12:00 - 3 January, 2016
Büro Ziyu Zhuang and RSAA Reimagine the Basilica With Modernized Church in China, Courtesy of RSAA
Courtesy of RSAA

Büro Ziyu Zhuang and RSAA has unveiled the design for its Zhangjiagang Church project, a community center and church complex in Zhangjiagang, China. Based around the idea of addressing current challenges of religion, the main church is separated from other functions, which are clustered in supporting buildings.

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YKC II / PLOTCREATIVE Interior Design

19:00 - 1 January, 2016
YKC II / PLOTCREATIVE Interior Design, Courtesy of PLOTCREATIVE
Courtesy of PLOTCREATIVE

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Glowing Trees / spatial practice

17:00 - 31 December, 2015
Glowing Trees / spatial practice, Courtesy of spatial practice
Courtesy of spatial practice
  • Architects

  • Location

    IFC Oval Atrium
  • Design Team

    Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Jason Loo, Ryo Otsuka
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of spatial practice

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MVRDV Reimagines the Chinese Hutong

12:00 - 31 December, 2015
MVRDV Reimagines the Chinese Hutong, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has taken it upon themselves to reimagine the Chinese Hutong. Focusing in on Beijing's prominent and currently vacant Xianyukou Hutong, the practice has set out to define its future and envision "the next hutong" - one that is "monumental, dense, green, mixed and individual" and can be built in phases. 

Anchoret Beijing / SPEYS

20:00 - 30 December, 2015
Anchoret Beijing / SPEYS, © Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+
© Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Team

    Filip Gałuszka, Hayger Chan, Onkit Wong, Kayuet Nicky
  • Client

    Anchoret Beijing
  • Furniture

    JANG + Master Xiu + Brass Master
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+ © Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+ © Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+ © Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+ +11

Original Life Market / LATITUDE

19:00 - 29 December, 2015
Original Life Market / LATITUDE, © Shannon Fagan
© Shannon Fagan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Principal Architect

    Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Team

    Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Bo Liu, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lisa Bai, Lucia Bravo Guinea
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Shannon Fagan © Shannon Fagan © Shannon Fagan © Shannon Fagan +12

Aedas-Designed Project in Shanghai Deemed World's Best Mixed-Use Project

14:00 - 29 December, 2015
Aedas-Designed Project in Shanghai Deemed World's Best Mixed-Use Project, © Aedas
© Aedas

Aedas' Mapletree Business City Shanghai and VivoCity Shanghai has been named the "ultimate world's Best International Mixed-Use Architecture" of 2015, according to the International Property Awards that were announced in London. The mixed-use development merged retail, dining and entertainment with Grade A offices to "create a dynamic environment for both business and leisure." All facilities are seamlessly connected and share a number of amenities, thus providing a "new benchmark" of 'live, work and play' in Shanghai

WHY Hotel / ELEVATION WORKSHOP / WEI architects

20:00 - 28 December, 2015
WHY Hotel / ELEVATION WORKSHOP / WEI architects, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Ying XING Team © Xia Zhi +23

Yuanyang Express We+ Co-working Space / MAT Office

02:00 - 27 December, 2015
Yuanyang Express We+ Co-working Space / MAT Office, © Kangshuo Tang
© Kangshuo Tang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sanyuanqiao, Sanyuan Bridge, Chaoyang, China, 100028
  • Design Team

    Kangshuo Tang, Miao Zhang, Guat Hong Chua, Yunzhu Ji
  • Client

    We+
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kangshuo Tang © Kangshuo Tang © Kangshuo Tang © Kangshuo Tang +17

Heatherwick-Designed Shanghai Development Conceived as Two "Tree-Covered Mountains"

11:30 - 22 December, 2015
Heatherwick-Designed Shanghai Development Conceived as Two "Tree-Covered Mountains", © Heatherwick Studio
© Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio has designed a mountainous mixed use plan for Shanghai's main arts district. Named M50, the 300,000-square-meter project was conceived as "a piece of topography" that takes the shape of "two tree-covered mountains" populated by "400 terraces" and "1000 structural columns." 

“Normally, the large-scale projects that we are quite used to seeing have big boxes, and the role of the designer is figuring out what pattern of architectural wrapping paper to put on these boxes,” said Thomas Heatherwick, according to Architectural Digest. “We wondered if there was a way to make better working spaces by also making access to outdoors.” 

Steven Holl Architects Unveil Proposal for Shenzhen Art Museum and Library

06:00 - 21 December, 2015
Steven Holl Architects Unveil Proposal for Shenzhen Art Museum and Library, © Steven Holl Architects
© Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has unveiled their design for a new public library and museum in a developing area of Shenzhen, China. With the goal of creating a public space with two buildings connected below the plaza level, the massing concept is based on a three-part removal. While the design did win the most votes from the jury in the overall competition, city officials chose a different scheme to continue with.

© Steven Holl Architects © Steven Holl Architects © Steven Holl Architects © Steven Holl Architects +22

Harbin Opera House / MAD Architects

10:45 - 16 December, 2015
Harbin Opera House / MAD Architects, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow
  • Architects

  • Location

    Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Directors

    Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
  • Area

    850000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Hufton+Crow © Adam Mørk +34

Cloud Odeum / Aether Architects + Futurelab

02:00 - 14 December, 2015
Cloud Odeum / Aether Architects  + Futurelab, Courtesy of Futurelab
Courtesy of Futurelab

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Santiago Calatrava Designs 3 New Bridges for Huashan

12:00 - 9 December, 2015
Santiago Calatrava Designs 3 New Bridges for Huashan , View of the canal. Image © Santiago Calatrava LLC
View of the canal. Image © Santiago Calatrava LLC

Santiago Calatrava has been commissioned to design a trio of bridges in the Chinese city of Huashan, east of Wuhan. The three steel bridges - Xihu, Xianbi and Lincong - will span 1.5 kilometers of the city's new Yangtze River canal, providing access to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. 

“Architecture is one of the art forms best able to improve and revitalize cities both artistically and functionally,” said Calatrava. “The Huashan project is a clear example of how an urban element, key to the successful growth of the city, can at the same time improve the quality of life for its citizens, thanks to an integration of all three bridges and the creation of boulevards on the banks of the canal.”

Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China

08:00 - 8 December, 2015
Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China, Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has unveiled the plans for its new project, the Qilin Technology Innovation Park, located in Nanjing, China. The 468,000 square meter project seeks to give a new direction to Chinese urbanism, as it moves away from the trend of “individual architectural trophies,” and towards “creating a holistic district identity and memorable urban space on a human scale.”

Inspired by Silicon Valley, the new science and technology district will create a “24-7 mixed-use urban research hub,” with commercial and government office space, conference facilities, residential buildings, hotels, retail environments, and public open space.

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PIFO New Art Gallery / archstudio

20:00 - 7 December, 2015
PIFO New Art Gallery / archstudio, © Lv Yuntao
© Lv Yuntao
  • Architects

  • Location

    798 Art Bridge Gallery, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100015
  • Architect in Charge

    Han Wenqiang
  • Area

    864.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Lv Yuntao © Wang Ning © Wang Ning © Wang Ning +18

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23:00 - 6 December, 2015
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