Shenzhen Bay Super City International Competition

01:00 - 19 January, 2014

Shenzhen is located in the south of Guangdong, China, facing Hong Kong across the river. In 2012, it had a permanent population of 10.54 million and its GDP, standing at RMB 1,295 billion, ranked the fourth amongst cities in Mainland China for years. After more than thirty years of reform and opening up, it has developed from a small town in the southern coast of China to a modern metropolis, becoming a miniature of China’s reform, opening-up and modern construction.

KSP Designs Floating 'Urban Helix' for Changsha

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International has been awarded first prize for their proposal of a new "urban helix" in Changsha, China, that extends public space from the city center into Lake Meixi. The concept serves as a catalyst, marking a termination point on a new street axis that culminates into a pedestrian ramp symbolically spiraling 30 meters above a 20,000 square meter artificial island.

The Cellar / Chiasmus Partners

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
© Aaron Qiao
© Aaron Qiao
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    James Wei Ke, Hyunho Lee, AIA
  • Design Team

    Laura Pumar, Yin Fengkun, WuShuang, Jiang Miaowei,Zhang Wei, Liu Dewei, Xie Siyu, Qiao Ya , Wang Lihui, Zeng Shihua, Aude Pelamourgue, Huang Ying, Gong Nan, Zhou Wanru
  • Project Manager

    Zhao Xinghua
  • Team Leader

    Li Xiaoqing
  • Technical advisor

    Yu Minggui
  • Lighting Design

    United Artist Lighting
  • Area

    725.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Aaron Qiao

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World's Tallest Buildings of 2013 Dominated by Asia

00:00 - 16 January, 2014
Courtesy of Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats
Courtesy of Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats

According to the latest Tall Trends Report, 73 buildings in excess of 200 meters were completed in 2013 worldwide, the second highest total only behind 2011 with 81 completions. The increase of completions from 2012 to 2013 continues a significant upward trend that, since 2000, has seen an astounding 318 percent increase in tall buildings. 

The Suit / AnLstudio

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Courtesy of AnLstudio
Courtesy of AnLstudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Yongseok Kwon, Hyoyoun Kwon
  • Area

    561.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AnLstudio

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Vanke Tsing Tao Pearl Hill Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux
  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Design Team

    Robert Miller, FAIA - Principal, Jeremy Evard, AIA - Project Manager, Alan Dodson, 
Adam Pazan
  • Contractor

    StructureCraft, SKF
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Nic Lehoux, Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

01:00 - 15 January, 2014

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: glass. Check out the projects after the break...

Yongjiang Tennis Club / Zhang Jingang

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
© Zhang Jingang
© Zhang Jingang
  • Architects

    Zhang Jingang
  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    WangCun, ,FangWei,Wang Yunhai, WangJun, Hu Yingjian
  • Area

    15843.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Zhang Jingang

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1/2 Stadium / Interval Architects

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
© GU Yunduan
© GU Yunduan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing Huangzhuang Vocational Senior High School Branch School, Shijingshan, Beijing, China, 100040
  • Project Architect

    Oscar KO, GU Yunduan
  • Area

    17000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    GU Yunduan

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OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion / OPEN Architecture

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
© Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

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Hanjie Wanda Square / UNStudio

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
© Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shahu Avenue, Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430073
  • Design Team

    Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen and Mo Lai, Konstantinos Chrysos, Ariane Stracke, Veronica Baraldi and Thomas van Bekhoven, Elisabeth Brauner, Rodrigo Cañizares, Luis Etchegorry, Albert Gnodde, Ka Shin Liu, Chiara Marchionni, Cynthia Markhoff, Tomas Mokry, Iris Pastor, Machiel Wafelbakker, Shuang Zhang, Jinming Feng, Xinyue Guo, Cheng Gong
  • Model Makers

    Patrick Noome, Todd Ebeltoft, Ali Ashgar
  • Area

    22630.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Edmon Leong

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Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect
Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Alessandro Tonassi, Nazareno Cerquaglia, Ma Jun, Zhang Hong Ge, Ma Chong, Wang Ying, Yi Ji Xuan, Peng Hui Fang, Cui Hong
  • Structural

    SIGGMA engineering, Politecnico di Milano
  • Enginering

    SCUT, South China University of Technology
  • Building site Engineer

    Wang Zhan Shan, Chen Jing Qian
  • Area

    85000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect

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Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

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Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Landscape Architects

    Studio on Site
  • Collaborators

    Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop, Inc. (KMDW)
  • Area

    23320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Masao Nishikawa

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MAD Envisions More 'Natural' Chinese Cities in the Future

00:00 - 28 December, 2013
© MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

Ma Yansong of MAD recently presented a 600,000 square meter urban design proposal for the city of Nanjing titled, "Shanshui Experiment Complex," at the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture in Shenzhen, China. The concept takes into account the culture, nature and history of Nanjing while reconsidering the methodology in which Chinese cities are built.

Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub / gmp Architekten

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
© gmp Architekten
© gmp Architekten

Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The competition-winning proposal comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.

Yangzhou River Walk Commercial Complex / BDCL Design International Co

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co
Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co

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Nanjing Drum tower Hospital / Lemanarc SA

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of Lemanarc SA
Courtesy of Lemanarc SA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhongshan North Road & Drum Tower Square, Gulou, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210008
  • Architect in Charge

    Vincent Zhengmao Zhang
  • Area

    230000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lemanarc SA

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