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Ennead Architects Designs Sweeping New Music Center for Xiamen

12:00 - 7 July, 2016
Ennead Architects Designs Sweeping New Music Center for Xiamen, © San Labs for Ennead Architects
© San Labs for Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has released plans for a new 40,000 square meter (430,550 square foot) Music Center in the Chinese city of Xiamen. The design, produced for a six-week design competition held by Xiamen City Municipal Planning, draws inspiration from the island city’s dramatic topography and history to create a new public institution along the harbor. To provide the beachfront with a new public gathering place, the project’s feature element will be a grand stair likened by Ennead to Rome’s timeless Spanish Steps.

© San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects +13

Winning Design Revealed for New College of Architecture and Design in China

14:00 - 3 July, 2016
Winning Design Revealed for New College of Architecture and Design in China, Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute
Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute

A team comprised of Moore Ruble Yudell (MRY), Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute and SWA Landscape have proposed the winning design for the new College of Architecture and Design at Wenzhou-Kean University in Wenzhou, China.  Their design is made up of a series of rectangular volumes, at the core of which lies a large forum, central to both the building and the university as a whole. Prominently sited at the entrance to the campus, the new College presents a grand portico to welcome visitors into the university through the formal entry quad.

Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute +7

Fumi / Alberto Caiola

20:00 - 2 July, 2016
Fumi / Alberto Caiola, © Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen +11

Ceramic House / Archi-union

19:00 - 28 June, 2016
Ceramic House / Archi-union, Courtesy of Archi-union
Courtesy of Archi-union

Courtesy of Archi-union Courtesy of Archi-union Courtesy of Archi-union Courtesy of Archi-union +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jungong Road, Wuwei Creative industry Park, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Philip F. Yuan
  • Design Team

    Chao Yan,Liu Zhuoqi, Kong Xiangping, Chen Xiaoming
  • Area

    272.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Archi-union

7 “Napavilions” to Provide Perfect Snoozing Spots in China's Jade Valley Vineyard

08:00 - 17 June, 2016
7 “Napavilions” to Provide Perfect Snoozing Spots in China's Jade Valley Vineyard, "Woodokan" by Hajima Yoshida, Japan. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China
"Woodokan" by Hajima Yoshida, Japan. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China

The University of Southern California's American Academy in China (AAC) has announced the seven winning designs for the international Napavilion Competition. Entrants had to design prefabricated wood structures with the sole function of providing space for guests to nap in. The winning designs will be built at Jade Valley Winery outside of Xi’an in western China, with three to be completed in time for the Napavilion Festival in July.

“Mooring Pavilion” by Doing Arch, China. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China "Unlimited Expandable Pavilion" ARBAB & Associates Architects, Iran. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China “Pillow” by Ida&Billy Architects, Hong Kong. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China "Pinocchio's Whale" by Andrea Falco, Italy . Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China +15

The R&D and innovative port of Anting International Automobile City, Site D / Atelier Deshaus

22:00 - 6 June, 2016
The R&D and innovative port of Anting International Automobile City, Site D / Atelier Deshaus, © SU Shengliang
© SU Shengliang

© SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    CHEN Yifeng, LIU Yichun, SONG Chongfang, WANG Longhai, FAN Beilei
  • M & E Engineering

    SIADR
  • Client

    Anting International Automobile City
  • Area

    36600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Hangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore / Li Xiang

02:00 - 29 May, 2016
Hangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore / Li Xiang, © Shao Feng
© Shao Feng

© Shao Feng © Shao Feng © Shao Feng © Shao Feng +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Director

    Li Xiang
  • Design Team

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

    1000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Launch Event: International Design Competition BAITASI 2016 - Venice

19:30 - 24 May, 2016
Launch Event: International Design Competition BAITASI 2016 - Venice

As a part of BAITASI Remade, Beijing Huarong Jinying Investment & Development Co., Ltd. and World Architecture Magazine will hold an international design competition to improve the BAITASI neighbourhood in Beijing.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition for New Student Center and Library in China

08:00 - 18 May, 2016
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition for New Student Center and Library in China, © Beauty & The Bit
© Beauty & The Bit

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has been awarded first prize in the competition to design the Student Center and Library for the Wenzhou-Kean University in Wenzhou, China. Set on 500 acres of land in a rural mountainous region, the 25,000 square meter project will provide learning and living space for 8,500 students.

Wenzhou-Kean University is cooperatively run by Wenzhou University, in China, and Kean University, in New Jersey, USA, and aims to merge Chinese and American teaching methodologies. Thus, the new Student Center and Library is focused on embracing diversity, interaction, and the sharing of knowledge.

Renovation of Wuzhen Beizha Silk Factory / DCA

22:00 - 16 May, 2016
Renovation of Wuzhen Beizha Silk Factory / DCA, © Ai Qing & Wu Qingshan -  CreatAR Images
© Ai Qing & Wu Qingshan - CreatAR Images

© Ai Qing & Wu Qingshan -  CreatAR Images © Ai Qing & Wu Qingshan -  CreatAR Images Before © Ai Qing & Wu Qingshan -  CreatAR Images +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuzhen, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Chen Qiang, Fu Na, Chen Jianru, Jade Zheng
  • Design Team

    Zhou Mingxu, Dai Xinggang, Feng Xuepeng, Tang Qing, Wu Haiyue, Shan Bingliang
  • Area

    8502.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Back to the Ignored Front: Chinese Pavilion Reveals Theme for 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 15 May, 2016
Back to the Ignored Front: Chinese Pavilion Reveals Theme for 2016 Venice Biennale, Something About Food Courtesy of SONG Qun
Something About Food Courtesy of SONG Qun

The organising committee behind the Pavilion of China at the 2016 Venice Biennale (the China International Exhibition Agency) have revealed that the exhibition will be entitled Back to the Ignored Front, themed around "things and designs that embody traditions of the past and have a lasting presence." Based on the premise that Chinese architecture has been pioneering in the nation’s modernization for the last three decades the show, which will be on display in the Arsenale, intends to tackle how these "developments generally focus only on the new ‘futuristic’ frontier." 'Spectacular’ buildings and cities are, in their words, "erected one after another, seldom taking a glance at the things passed by – ancient traditions and daily lives."

Poly ShowRoom / waa (we architech anonymous)

20:00 - 14 May, 2016
Poly ShowRoom / waa (we architech anonymous), © Hu Wenjie
© Hu Wenjie

© Hu Wenjie © Hu Wenjie © Hu Wenjie © Hu Wenjie +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Di Zhang, Jack Young, Ruben Bergambagt, Huang Yisu
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Design a Sky Garden System for the Chong Qing Skyline

07:30 - 13 May, 2016
Call for Entries: Design a Sky Garden System for the Chong Qing Skyline, Courtesy of E-Lab Internet Technology Ltd.
Courtesy of E-Lab Internet Technology Ltd.

Competition Theme: Green – Eco - Future Building Systems and Lifestyle

The design intent is to create a system/network of eco-green elevated sky gardens within a soon to be realised super high-rise residential complex, with the aim of drastically improving the living environment and lifestyle of urban dwellers. This competition seeks young architects worldwide to provide innovative ideas to break the existing typology of the super high-rise and isolated lifestyles associated with high density urban living. 

Fengxian Civic Centre Canopy / Atelier GOM

19:00 - 11 May, 2016
Fengxian Civic Centre Canopy / Atelier GOM, © Zhang Jiajing
© Zhang Jiajing

© Zhang Jiajing  © Zhang Jiajing  © Zhang Jiajing  © Zhang Jiajing  +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fengxian, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Zhang Jiajing, Huang Wei, Yu Junfeng (Structure Consultant)
  • Client

    Shanghai Fengxian Nanqiao New Town Development Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    4213.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Hotel in Xishuangbanna / OAD

19:00 - 10 May, 2016
Hotel in Xishuangbanna / OAD, © Chen He
© Chen He

© Chen He © Chen He © Chen He © Chen He +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
  • Area

    45800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Chimney Café / GOA

22:00 - 9 May, 2016
Chimney Café / GOA, © Lu Hengzhong
© Lu Hengzhong

© Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    WANG Yan, WANG Yibo
  • Developer

    Chimney (Shanghai) Culture Development Co., Ltd
  • Construction

    Shanghai Puhong Construction Engineering Co., Ltd
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

“Reporting from the Front” in China: A Talk with Zhang Ke of ZAO/standardarchitecture

09:30 - 9 May, 2016
“Reporting from the Front” in China: A Talk with Zhang Ke of ZAO/standardarchitecture, © SU Shengliang. ImageMicro Yuan’er
© SU Shengliang. ImageMicro Yuan’er

As an architect, no matter how much support you have got, you always feel you are fighting by yourself. – Zhang Ke

The recent turning point experienced by the Chinese economy will probably be treated in future studies as the sign of a new coming era in China. The slowest growth rate in 25 years has already caused profound echoes in the architectural field. As one of the three Chinese participants in the central exhibition, “Reporting from the Front,” at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, in this interview architect Zhang Ke discusses his insight into the architectural front line in China, reflecting on architects’ social responsibilities and his vision of tomorrow’s Chinese architecture.

Tibet Namchabawa Visitor Centre. Image Courtesy of ZAO/standardarchitecture Niyang River Visitor Center by standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects. Image © Chen Su Micro-Hutong. Image © Zhang Mingming Micro-Hutong. Image © Su Shengliang +14

Nine House / STUDIO QI

22:00 - 6 May, 2016
Nine House / STUDIO QI, © SHEN-PHOTO
© SHEN-PHOTO

© SHEN-PHOTO © SHEN-PHOTO © SHEN-PHOTO © SHEN-PHOTO +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xitang, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Shanshan Qi
  • Design Team

    Jian Huang, Hongfei Yan, Kitty Lee
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs