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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
  • 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

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

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
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

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

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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

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
  • 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

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

Hotel in Xishuangbanna / OAD

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

  • Location

    Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
  • Area

    45800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Chimney Café / GOA

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

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

“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
  • 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

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

BUONABOCCA Italian Winebar / STUDIO RAMOPRIMO

17:00 - 5 May, 2016
BUONABOCCA Italian Winebar / STUDIO RAMOPRIMO , © Cristiano Bianchi
© Cristiano Bianchi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    arch.Marcella Campa, arch.Stefano Avesani
  • General Contractor

    Beijing Shengda Xin Building Deco Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Cristiano Bianchi, Courtesy of RAMOPRIMO, Mengyan Wang

Courtesy of RAMOPRIMO © Cristiano Bianchi © Cristiano Bianchi Courtesy of RAMOPRIMO +43

Baoism Restaurant / Linehouse

19:00 - 4 May, 2016
Baoism Restaurant / Linehouse, © Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

© Olivier Hero Dressen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen +9

Ennead Architects Reveal Proposal for Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Expansion

06:00 - 4 May, 2016
Ennead Architects Reveal Proposal for Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Expansion, © San Labs for Ennead Architects
© San Labs for Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects have unveiled their proposed design for the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts campus expansion, master planning and architectural design competition. “This campus expansion and re-envisioning positions Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts—one of China’s top schools of fine art—as an Academy in the Park,” inspired by nature and an oasis destination within the dense urban fabric of Tianjin, write the architects.

Temporary Permanence Installation / Arup Associates

20:00 - 3 May, 2016
Temporary Permanence Installation / Arup Associates, © Lingxiao Zhang
© Lingxiao Zhang

© Lingxiao Zhang © Lingxiao Zhang © Lingxiao Zhang © Lingxiao Zhang +24

Noodle Diner Sanlitun SOHO / Lukstudio

20:00 - 1 May, 2016
Noodle Diner Sanlitun SOHO / Lukstudio, © Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Design Director

    Christina Luk
  • Project Team

    Cai Jin Hong, Shanyun Huang, Leo Wang, Yiye Lim, Alba Beroiz Blazquez, Marcello Chiado Rana, Pao Yee Lim.
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen +14

Dali Munwood Lakeside Resort Hotel / Init Design Office

02:00 - 30 April, 2016
Dali Munwood Lakeside Resort Hotel / Init Design Office, © Cunzai Architectural Photography
© Cunzai Architectural Photography

© Cunzai Architectural Photography © Cunzai Architectural Photography Courtesy of Init Design Office Courtesy of Init Design Office +45

Private Clubhouse / Crossboundaries

22:00 - 28 April, 2016
Private Clubhouse / Crossboundaries, © YANG Chao Ying
© YANG Chao Ying
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hebei, China
  • Design Team

    Diego Caro Serrano, Hayger Chan
  • Partners in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, DONG Hao
  • Area

    4550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying +15

Shan Café / Robot3 Design

22:00 - 27 April, 2016
Shan Café / Robot3 Design, © Xi-Xun Deng
© Xi-Xun Deng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Designers

    Fei Pan, Zhi-Bang Shao, Xiao-Han Li
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Xi-Xun Deng © Xi-Xun Deng © Xi-Xun Deng © Xi-Xun Deng +31

Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd.

19:00 - 27 April, 2016
Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd.

Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd. Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd. Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd. Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd. +28