Xiang River Tower / RRC STUDIO

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
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© RRC STUDIO

Milan-based RRC Studio's latest undertaking, the Xiang River Tower, will be an office and residential project in Changsha, a city under heavy development in China. Located near the Xiang river in a prime area of the city’s downtown, the tower will dominate the city's horizon and bear a strong presence on the skyline. 

Read on for the architects' description...

ADEPT Selected to Construct “Green Loops City” in China

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
Courtesy of ADEPT
Courtesy of ADEPT

Danish practice ADEPT has won an international, invited competition to master plan the 17KM2 site of Laiyan New Town and Binjian District in Hengyang, China. Their winning proposal, “Green Loops City” was lauded for developing an innovative and sustainable way to accommodate rapid urban growth while preserving Hengyang’s cultural heritage and lush surrounding landscape. 

Aidi Su from ADEPT stated: “Much of Hengyang’s cultural and natural resources are still very much intact when compared to other Chinese cities facing rapid urban development. This is an incredible opportunity for us to make a difference in Chinese cities.”

The Commune Social / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
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© Pedro Pegenaute

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Design Republic Design Commune / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

01:00 - 20 August, 2013
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© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Partners in Charge

    Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu
  • Associate in Charge

    Cai Chun Yan
  • Design Team

    Wang Yan, Fu Ying, Guo Peng, Peter Eland, Jonas Hultman, Markus Stoecklein, Christina Cho, Jeongyon Mimi Kim, Ella Ye Lu, Federico Saralvo, Zhao Lei, Xiao Lei, Darcy Tang
  • Product Team

    Brian Lo, Zhao Yun, Nicolas Fardet, Chen Xiaowen
  • Graphic Team

    Christine Neri, Hao Zhou, Evelyn Chiu, Siwei Ren
  • Area

    2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Public Folly - Water Tower Renovation / META - Project

00:00 - 20 August, 2013
© Chen Su
© Chen Su
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenyang, Liaoning, China
  • Design Team

    Wang Shuo, Zhang Jing, Chang Qianqian, Huang Limiao, Lin Changyan, Tang Heng
  • Client

    China VANKE Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    30.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Chen Su

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Daxinganling Culture and Sports Center / Had Architects

00:00 - 19 August, 2013
© Tang Jiajun
© Tang Jiajun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jagdaqi, Da Hinggan Ling, Heilongjiang, China
  • Design Team

    Tang Jiajun, Luo Peng, Ji Qiang ,Wang Conglong
  • Area

    26360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Tang Jiajun

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Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 18 August, 2013
© Yao Li
© Yao Li
  • Architects

    Lacime Architectural Design
  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Li Jing, Zhao Jinxin, Chen Cheng and Zhang Tengfei
  • Collaborators

    Chen Cheng, Zhang Tengfei
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Yao Li

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Southwest International Ethnic Culture and Art Center Winning Proposal / Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute

01:00 - 16 August, 2013
Courtesy of Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute
Courtesy of Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute

Located in the core area of Kunming Chenggong New C.B.D, the main challenge for the design of the Southwest International Ethnic Culture and Art Center was to integrate the local cultures plus various functional programs into one contemporary yet harmonious form. Designed by team members Wang Wensheng, Damian Donze and Sidney Gong of the Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute, their winning proposal takes on an abstract path to integrate the local cultures. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

01:00 - 16 August, 2013
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© Pedro Pegenaute

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Hefei 1912 Commercial Street / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 16 August, 2013
© Shi Jinzhong
© Shi Jinzhong
  • Architects

    Lacime Architectural Design
  • Location

    Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Wang Ya, Cai Jingkai, Chen Bin, Jin Guangxian, Liu Yang
  • Client

    Golden Land Real Estate
  • Collaborators

    Chen Bing, Jin Guangxian, Liu Yang
  • Area

    83452.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Shi Jinzhong

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Mixed Use Tower Winning Proposal / DOS Architects

01:00 - 15 August, 2013
Courtesy of DOS Architects
Courtesy of DOS Architects

Invited to take part in the competition setup by the site’s promoter, GWA (Grow Wealth Assets) in March this year, DOS Architects’ proposal for the Mixed Use development in Beijing was just announced as the winner. With the challenge of producing a unique and iconic building, their ‘Cantilevering courtyard tower’ consists of 219,000 sqm of mixed-use space including a hotel, office space, retail and residential units. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Designing in Dialogue: The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Exhibition

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
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© gmp Architekten

gmp Architekten's touring exhibition, 'Designing in Dialogue: The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners' is currently being hosted by the Chinese National Museum in Beijing until August 25. In this exhibition, gmp will provide an overview of their work: sketches and drawings provide an idea of the conceptual thoughts, models present designs in three dimensions and photos document the completed buildings. The exhibited gmp projects are grouped regionally by continent and in six categories which cover important fundamental, practical and theoretical aspects of gmp’s work. More information after the break. 

Xi’an Greenhouse / Plasma Studio

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Courtesy of Plasma Studio
Courtesy of Plasma Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Plasma Studio

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WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

A major competition for a 40ha waterfront park in Hong Kong has been scrapped by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). Thus, Foster + Partners' competition-winning City Park will be abandoned, despite its potential to transform the Victoria Harbour's reclaimed edge into an important Asian hub for artistic exchange.

Read on to find out why the WKCDA has called it quits.

Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
© Yao Li
© Yao Li
  • Architects

    Lacime Architectural Design
  • Location

    Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Zhao Jingxin
  • Collaborators

    Chen Yan, Liu Xiaoli
  • Client

    Lingtong Committee
  • Area

    45107.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Yao Li

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SOHO Hailun Plaza / UNStudio

00:00 - 11 August, 2013
Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio

This 33-story SOHO Hailun Plaza is currently being constructed in the dense city of Shanghai. Located at the intersection of two metro lines, the plaza will include a 130-meter office tower and five mixed-use podiums. The design, by UNStudio, treats each structure as a set of objects shaped by the flow of commuters. Each facade will be cloaked in a similar, faceted texture that will “change in appearance when approached from different directions.” 

Video: Inside a Chinese, Parisian Ghost Town

00:00 - 11 August, 2013

This Parisian ghost town in Tianducheng, China has become the archetype of China's architectural copycat culture. Brought to light by the folks at The Atlantic Cities, this short video by German filmmaker Caspar Stracke accounts for an average day in this faux-Parisian development where less than 10,000 residents call home. 

Bayuquan Library / DSD

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Courtesy of DSD
Courtesy of DSD
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bayuquan, Yingkou, Liaoning, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kege Ling
  • Assisted by

    Yin Qin, Ding Wu and Long Chen from Shanghai Zhongsen Architecture Design
  • Interior Design

    DSD, China Architecture Design & Research Group, Tsinghua Gongmei
  • Interior Designer

    Jianguo Wang, Ye Zhang
  • Acoustic Design

    China IPPR International Engineering Corporation
  • Stage Facility

    China PLA General Armament Department
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DSD

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