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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.

Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects +19

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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Video: Garden School / OPEN Architecture

18:00 - 4 December, 2015

"A counteraction to what is happening today in China," OPEN Architecture's Garden School in Beijing seeks to reconnect its students with nature. Located in a new town that, as founding partner Li Hu says, was built "too fast," the school serves as one of the few spaces students can interact with nature. The school is designed like a garden, from its sloping "floor zero" to rooftop gardens, offering unconventional spaces for teaching and inviting public areas that encourage social interaction. 

“What is problematic is that these new towns are designed too fast, without much thinking about how the spaces are going to be used, and what kind of space they are going to create. I think it is a problem for human psychology. Living in a new town with not enough good green space, good social space, we’ll become very problematic urban animals,” Hu told Spirit of Space.

Read on for a conversation with the architects. 

Wanda Vista Xishuangbanna / OAD

17:00 - 4 December, 2015
Wanda Vista Xishuangbanna  / OAD, © Chen He
© Chen He
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xishuangbanna, China
  • Design Team

    Eric Lee, Helder Santos, Chen Jiang, Chen Yingnan
  • Area

    46149.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Chen He © Chen He © Chen He © Chen He +26

HeFei No.10 Secondary School / Di Ping Xian

19:00 - 3 December, 2015
HeFei No.10 Secondary School / Di Ping Xian, © Shi Shichao
© Shi Shichao

© Shi Shichao © Shi Shichao © Shi Shichao © Shi Shichao +32

The World’s Largest Current Construction Projects

08:00 - 2 December, 2015
The World’s Largest Current Construction Projects, via Foam Fabricators
via Foam Fabricators

All over the world, projects are being built. From pavilions to skyscrapers, the range of scales is tremendous, and even among the multitude, some projects stand head and shoulders above the rest in terms of sheer size, cost, and ambition. The following infographic collects eight of the largest projects that are currently in construction all over the world. With countries like Egypt, the United Kingdom, China, and The United Arab Emirates represented, they showcase a definite diversity while supporting the trend of extreme growth throughout Asia and the Middle-East that has been prevalent in the past decade - the UAE alone hosting three of the eight projects.

Some projects comprise multiple buildings – the Yas Island Complex in Abu Dhabi already features landmarks like the Yas Island Yacht Club and the Yas Hotel - while others are a single, massive piece of infrastructure like the Great Man-Made River Project in Libya. See them all after the break.

Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog

16:00 - 1 December, 2015
Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog, Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother
Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother

From the Bird’s Nest to the CCTV headquarters, for the past 100 days Chinese performance artist "Nut Brother" has been wandering the streets of Beijing collecting smog with an industrial vacuum so that he can eventually turn it into bricks. He has now began to form his bricks by mixing a combination of the collected "dust and smog" with clay. As he told Quartz, the project is meant to be a symbol. Read the whole story here

Reading Room / SLOW Architects

20:00 - 30 November, 2015
Reading Room / SLOW Architects, © Chuanchen Li(SLOW Architects)
© Chuanchen Li(SLOW Architects)

© Chuanchen Li(SLOW Architects) © Chuanchen Li(SLOW Architects) © Chuanchen Li(SLOW Architects) Diagram 1 +26

Xihe Cereals and Oils Museum and Village Activity Center / He Wei

02:00 - 29 November, 2015
Xihe Cereals and Oils Museum and Village Activity Center / He Wei, © He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long
© He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xinyang, Henan, China
  • Principal Architect

    He Wei (School of Architecture, CAFA)
  • Architecture Design

    Chen Long (School of Architecture, CAFA)
  • Lighting Design

    Qi Honghai (Z DESIGN&PLANNING), Han Xiaowei (Geston)
  • Grafic Design

    Xia Boyang (School of Design, CAFA)
  • Client

    Village cooperative of Xihe Village
  • Area

    1532.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long Restaurant . Image © He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long © He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long © He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long +27

gmp Designs New Headquarters for CNPEC in Shenzhen, China

14:00 - 27 November, 2015
gmp Designs New Headquarters for CNPEC in Shenzhen, China, Courtesy of gmp Architekten
Courtesy of gmp Architekten

Following a closed competition, which included practices like OMA, KPF and Henn Architects, gmp Architects was selected to design the new CNPEC Headquarters in Longgang, Shenzhen, Southeast China. The power corporation called for a new building that could house over 4000 employees. Read more about gmp’s design proposal after the break.

Tradition and Modernity Come Together in Mecanoo and HS Architects’ Proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library

06:00 - 27 November, 2015
Tradition and Modernity Come Together in Mecanoo and HS Architects’ Proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo has released their proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library, designed in collaboration with HS Architects. The proposal was a finalist for a competition to design a new cultural center in Baoan Qu, a district of Shenzhen, China. Their design recalls the necessity of returning to the Chinese cultural context after years of foreign designs, blending modernity with place and purpose. Read more about the proposal after the break.

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +15

KSP Jürgen Engel Wins Competition for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library

14:00 - 26 November, 2015
KSP Jürgen Engel Wins Competition for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library, © KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
© KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten has won an international competition for the new Shenzhen Art Museum and Library. Selected over schemes by Steven Holl, Mecanoo, OMA, and others, the winning project takes the shape as three "elements" - an art museum, library and archive, and new "Culture Plaza" - united by a "stone podium." 

"The main concept behind the design was to create a space that brings together art, culture, and an urban environment – a space where people and culture are encouraged to interact," says the architects.

HEX-SYS / OPEN Architecture

22:00 - 25 November, 2015
HEX-SYS / OPEN Architecture, © Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Design Team

    Zhao Yao, Andrea Antonucci, Laurence Chan, Hu Boji, Thomas Batzenschlager, Zhang Chang
  • Area

    680.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao +30

Fun. Noodle Bar / Fanbo Zeng

19:00 - 25 November, 2015
Fun. Noodle Bar / Fanbo Zeng, © Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin
© Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin
  • Architects

  • Location

    1979B, 1011 Qiaoxiang Road, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography

    Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin
  • General Contractor

    SZCCZS
  • Area

    273.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin © Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin © Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin © Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin +14

Porterhouse by Laris / Kokaistudios

22:00 - 24 November, 2015
Porterhouse by Laris / Kokaistudios, © Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    7/F, California Tower, Central
  • Architect in Charge

    Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis
  • Design Team

    QU Fengyu,Nolwenn Burban,GU Ruixue,HUANG Bingbing
  • Design Director

    SHAO Shuwen
  • Lighting

    Kokaistudios
  • Client

    Eclipse Hospitality Group
  • Area

    590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong +14

Ennead Architects Design Huawei Research Center in Wuhan, China

06:00 - 20 November, 2015
Ennead Architects Design Huawei Research Center in Wuhan, China, Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has unveiled its design for the new Huawei Research Center, a research and development campus under construction in Wuhan, China. The new Center will be 350,000 square meters, and seeks to foster “interdepartmental interaction amongst employees while maximizing access to the surrounding landscape.”

Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio

20:00 - 18 November, 2015
Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio, © Holger Kehne
© Holger Kehne

© Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne +28