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BMW Chongqing / Crossboundaries

19:00 - 11 November, 2015
BMW Chongqing / Crossboundaries, Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries
Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries

Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongqing, Chongqing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Design Team

    Irene Solà, Sidonie Kade
  • Area

    4800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Great Wall Yunmo Winery / a+a Anderloni Associates

20:00 - 10 November, 2015
Great Wall Yunmo Winery / a+a Anderloni Associates, © Nathaniel McMahon
© Nathaniel McMahon

© Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon +15

Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture

15:00 - 10 November, 2015
Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture, © Abdul Yeung
© Abdul Yeung

© Cheng Xiao Thomas © Guo Jia Jeff © Cheng Xiao Thomas © Cheng Xiao Thomas +27

Lanshi Xidi Clubhouse / WANG, CAI & ASSOCIATES

20:00 - 9 November, 2015
Lanshi Xidi Clubhouse / WANG, CAI & ASSOCIATES, © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan
© Xia Zhi, Wang Quan

© Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan +69

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huaiyin, Jinan, Shandong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Wang Quan, Cai Shanyi
  • Design Team

    Li Mianli, Xu Hailong, Wang Yimeng, Zhang Changqing, Xu Kun
  • Area

    1530.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co

17:00 - 9 November, 2015
Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co, Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.
Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. +20

  • Architects

    C&C Design Co
  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Director

    Peng Zheng
  • Design Team

    Peng Zheng, Xie Zekun, Wu Jia
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Hangzhou East Railway Station / CSADI

03:00 - 9 November, 2015
Hangzhou East Railway Station / CSADI, © Zheng Shi
© Zheng Shi

© Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Peihuang Yuan, Chunfang Li, Li Wang, Guangping Qi, Nan Wang, Xin Fang
  • Architects Team

    CSADI Third Design Department
  • Client

    China/Hangzhou Jianggan area east new town Centre
  • Engineering

    Ting Li,Deliang Zhou, Dengwu Cao, Wei zhang,Yi Qian
  • Area

    321020.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Using Big Data to Determine the Extent of China's Ghost Cities

16:00 - 8 November, 2015
Using Big Data to Determine the Extent of China's Ghost Cities, Chenggong. Image © Barnaby Chambers via Shutterstock.com
Chenggong. Image © Barnaby Chambers via Shutterstock.com

In recent decades, China has undergone the most dramatic urban migration in the history of the world, so you might be forgiven for thinking all that is required from urban planners is to "build it and they will come," so to speak. However, as the Western media often reports with much schadenfreude, China's unprecedented urban explosion has not come without a few missteps, and many new cities are widely claimed to be "ghost cities," empty of residents even as more gigantic apartment blocks are being built. Such stories are usually accompanied by anecdotes of empty public spaces and a rough count of the number of homes left in the dark at night, but little further empirical data. So exactly how underpopulated does a city have to be to be a "ghost city," and just how rife are such places in China?

As reported by MIT Technology Review, one Chinese web company has started looking for answers to just such questions. Baidu, effectively a Chinese version of Google, has used their "Big Data Lab" to investigate the commuting patterns of their 700 million users, establishing exactly which cities are dramatically underpopulated.

Shenzhen Dotwell Office Design / Elsedesign

20:00 - 7 November, 2015
Shenzhen Dotwell Office Design /  Elsedesign, © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi
© Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi

© Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi +15

  • Architects

    Elsedesign
  • Location

    No. 3676, Nanhai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
  • Design Team

    Philip Fung, Wang Weiguo, Xu Jipeng, Li Minzhong
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

OMA and Ole Scheeren's Interlace Named World Building of the Year 2015

13:01 - 6 November, 2015
OMA and Ole Scheeren's Interlace Named World Building of the Year 2015, World Building of the Year Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan
World Building of the Year Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan

OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren's vertical village in Singapore, The Interlace has been named the World Building of the Year 2015 at culmination of the World Architecture Festival (WAF). Celebrated for being "an example of bold, contemporary architectural thinking," as WAF Director Paul Finch described, the project is eighth building to ever win the illustrious award. It is considered to be a "radical new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment."

Winners of the year's Future Project, Landscape, Small Project and Color Prize awards were also announced. Read on to see the who won with comments from the jury. 

Dayuan International Center / gmp Architekten

22:00 - 5 November, 2015
Dayuan International Center / gmp Architekten, © Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl +9

Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok, MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009

Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren is expanding with the opening of two new offices in Berlin and Bangkok. As its founder, German architect Ole Scheeren says, the expansion will extend the practice's range of work with projects in Europe and North America. "Büro Ole Scheeren’s Berlin studio will act as a European base for work across the western hemisphere, while Büro Ole Scheeren in Bangkok, together with its subsidiary HLS, is charged with the further design development and construction supervision of the MahaNakhon tower, soon to be completed as Thailand’s tallest skyscraper," says the practice. 

Housing L / in:Flux architecture

09:00 - 4 November, 2015
Housing L / in:Flux architecture, © Su shengliang
© Su shengliang

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yantai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Xing Liang
  • Design Team

    Xinyue Chen, Huijiao Lu
  • Design Director

    Chien-Ho Hsu
  • Area

    15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center / Vector Architects

22:00 - 3 November, 2015
Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center  / Vector Architects, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +41

Penda Designs River-Inspired Landscape Pavilion for China’s Garden Expo

14:00 - 3 November, 2015
Penda Designs River-Inspired Landscape Pavilion for China’s Garden Expo, © penda architecture & design
© penda architecture & design

Selected as the winner of an international competition, Penda’s landscape pavilion for the 10th international Garden Expo in Wuhan, China seeks to highlight the importance of clean water and protecting the environment. Dubbed “Where the River Runs,” the pavilion takes visitors through a landscape of hills and valleys on a pathway resembling a river. Each visitor is given seeds to plant, taking over “the function of a river as they bring life to the pavilion.”

The 1,500-square-meter-pavilion is currently under construction and is set to be completed this year. Learn more about the design after the break. 

© penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design +19

6 Compete to Design World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in Shenzhen

14:00 - 2 November, 2015
6 Compete to Design World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in Shenzhen, Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Six teams have been shortlisted to design the world's largest waste-to-energy plant in Shenzhen, China: Arup, Atkins, AECOM, Gerber Architekten, Schmidt Hammer Lassen with Gottlieb Paludan Architects, and local firm Tanghua Architects. Aiming to manage Shenzhen's growing population (and waste accumulation), the "Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant" plans to incinerate 5000 tonnes of waste daily and generate an estimated 550 million kWh per year. 

Vanke Residential Culture Center / IROJE Architects & Planners

20:00 - 31 October, 2015
Vanke Residential Culture Center / IROJE Architects & Planners, ©  Jong Oh Kim
© Jong Oh Kim

©  Jong Oh Kim ©  Jong Oh Kim ©  Jong Oh Kim ©  Jong Oh Kim +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pingdu, Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Seung H-Sang
  • Gross Floor Area

    3000 m2
  • Area

    2340.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Zhoushan Sports Stadium Transformation / John Curran Architects

22:00 - 30 October, 2015
Zhoushan Sports Stadium Transformation / John Curran Architects, © Yu Jinsong
© Yu Jinsong

© Yu Jinsong © Yu Jinsong © Yu Jinsong © Yu Jinsong +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    John Curran, Calvin Lim, Zhu Dan, AdelinaPopescu, Simone Casati
  • Project & Design Director

    John Curran
  • Project Architect

    Calvin Lim
  • Interior Designer

    Simone Casati
  • Collaborators

    Zhu Dan, Adelina Popescu
  • Client

    ZhoushanPutuo District Government
  • Structure & MEP Consultants

    Baosteel Group
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Courtyard House Plugin en Masse – Second Phase / People's Architecture Office

20:00 - 29 October, 2015
Courtyard House Plugin en Masse – Second Phase / People's Architecture Office, Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO)
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO)

Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO) Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO) Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO) Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO) +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Design Team

    Cui Gangjian, Chen Yihuai, Gao Tianxia, Jiang Hao, Lin Tianquan, Liu Qianqian, Sun Liming, Wang Wei, Zhang Minghui, Zhou Ying
  • Client

    Dashilar Platform
  • Project Year

    2015