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The Lotus Building and People's Park / studio505

  • Architects: studio505
  • Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

Phoenix Valley / studio505

  • Architects: studio505
  • Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

West Taihu International Business Plaza / LAB Architecture Studio + SIADR

© John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects: LAB Architecture Studio, SIADR
  • Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Project Leader: Donald Bates, Andy Wang
  • Area: 27295.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gollings, Ryuji Miya, Borong Chen

© Ryuji Miya © Borong Chen © John Gollings © John Gollings

8th Chinese Flower Expo Information Centre / LAB Architecture Studio

  • Architects: LAB Architecture Studio
  • Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge: LAB Architecture Studio in association with Chris Chan and Stephanie Tan
  • Area: 3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ryuji Miya

© Ryuji Miya © Ryuji Miya © Ryuji Miya © Ryuji Miya

8th China Flower Expo Information Center / Lab Architecture Studio

Designed for the 8th China Flower expo, which will be held in 2014, the design for the information center by Lab Architecture Studio aims to create a very subtle expression. By blending it into nature, the project is able to unite itself with the land and environment. Both the lively architectural form and the flexible spatial structures activate the whole expo park. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Changzhou Culture Center / gmp Architekten

© Crystal Digital Technology
© Crystal Digital Technology

gmp Architekten was recently awarded the first prize in the international competition to build the Culture Center in the newly created Changzhou city center. With a total floor area of 365,000 square meters, the building in this city of three million, between Wuxi and Nanjing, is six times the size of the Louvre in Paris. Reflecting elements of Changzhou’s southern Chinese culture and the city’s prominent water features, their design includes a number of museums such as an arts museum, a science and technology museum and a library, together with service facilities supporting the center for culture in the Xinbei district of the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.