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Crossboundaries

Founded in 2005 and organized as an international partnership, Crossboundaries has offices in Beijing and Frankfurt. With staff originating from and trained in Asia, Europe and North America we provide unique spatial solutions deriving from local cultural knowledge and transnational expertise. Crossboundaries contributes to a vital built environment through architecture, environmental design and urban regeneration. We create enduring architecture that often deals with remarkable technical processes, yet always has a pleasant material touch and human atmosphere. The work of Crossboundaries originates from a strong belief that design as a process results in successful, operational buildings. This approach is based on two fundamental principles: research and collaboration. For our projects we create suitable multi-disciplinary teams where all participants can assess the opportunities within the given conditions. We identify the essential questions, jointly create pragmatic solutions by data collection and analyze significant precedents. We regularly discuss possible programmatic shifts with our clients to raise their benefits of the project. This approach has been proven successful for projects ranging from automotive production to childcare facilities and cultural complexes.

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Peking University Affiliated High School / Crossboundaries

19:00 - 23 February, 2017
Peking University Affiliated High School / Crossboundaries, © WANG Ziling
© WANG Ziling

© WANG Ziling © WANG Ziling © WANG Ziling © WANG Ziling +31

Look Inside a Collection of Beijing-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin

04:00 - 20 January, 2017
Look Inside a Collection of Beijing-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin, ZAO/standardarchitecture – one office interior photographed by Goodwin. Image © Marc Goodwin
ZAO/standardarchitecture – one office interior photographed by Goodwin. Image © Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin has recently completed the third collection of his "ultra-marathon of photoshoots" – this time in Beijing. Following his unique insight into the spaces occupied by Nordic architectural offices (based in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki) and his look at studios both large and small lived in by London-based practices, Goodwin has turned his lens to the burgeoning number of offices in the Chinese capital. From MAD Architects' magnificent old printing works to ZAO/standardarchitecture's purpose-built studio, here is a view into the places that architectural offices call home.

URBANUS Architecture & Design, Inc.. Image © Marc Goodwin Chiasmus Partners, Inc.. Image © Marc Goodwin ZAO/standardarchitecture. Image © Marc Goodwin C+ Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin +24

Zhengtong BMW Museum, Beijing / Crossboundaries

02:00 - 23 August, 2016
Zhengtong BMW Museum, Beijing  / Crossboundaries, © YANG Chao Ying
© YANG Chao Ying

© YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, DONG Hao
  • Design Team

    Maria Francesca Origa, Hayger Chan, LI Zhenyu
  • Area

    3600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Private Clubhouse / Crossboundaries

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

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

  • 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

Soyoo Joyful Growth Center / Crossboundaries

22:00 - 30 March, 2016
Soyoo Joyful Growth Center  / Crossboundaries, © Yang Chao Ying
© Yang Chao Ying

© Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying +20

Teabank / Crossboundaries

17:00 - 22 January, 2016
Teabank / Crossboundaries, © Dong Hao / Crossboundaries
© Dong Hao / Crossboundaries

© Dong Hao / Crossboundaries © Dong Hao / Crossboundaries © Dong Hao / Crossboundaries © Dong Hao / Crossboundaries +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen Software Industry Base (Xuefu Road), Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Partners in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Area

    1980.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Family Box Qingdao / Crossboundaries

22:00 - 17 September, 2015
Family Box Qingdao / Crossboundaries, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qing Dao Lu, Shinan Qu, Qingdao Shi, Shandong Sheng, China, 266003
  • Partners in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Project Team

    Tracey Loontjens, Gao Yang, Cynthia Cui
  • Client

    Children Enterprise (UK) Ltd.
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Crossboundaries' New Office / Crossboundaries

20:00 - 13 August, 2015
Crossboundaries' New Office / Crossboundaries, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Dong Hao © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Family Box / Crossboundaries

20:00 - 22 June, 2015
Family Box / Crossboundaries, © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries
© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries

© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Si Ping Lu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Project Designers

    Anne-Charlotte Wiklander, Irene Solà, Gao Yang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Aimer Fashion Factory / Crossboundaries

23:00 - 6 April, 2015

© Xia Zhi and Yang Chaoying © Xia Zhi and Yang Chaoying © Xia Zhi and Yang Chaoying © Xia Zhi and Yang Chaoying +44

Family Box / Crossboundaries

00:00 - 31 July, 2013
Family Box  / Crossboundaries, © Chaoying Yang
© Chaoying Yang

© Chaoying Yang © Chaoying Yang © Chaoying Yang © Chaoying Yang +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect

    Crossboundaries Architects
  • Collaborating Architects & Engineers

    BIAD International Studio & BIAD TSH International Studio
  • Client

    Children Enterprise (UK) Limited
  • Area

    2300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Elite Group Headquarters / Crossboundaries

01:00 - 8 June, 2013
© Lucas Zimmermann
© Lucas Zimmermann
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect

    Crossboundaries Architects
  • Client

    Elite Education and Communication Group, Beijing
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Lucas Zimmermann © Lucas Zimmermann © Lucas Zimmermann © Lucas Zimmermann +20