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The Bamboo Garden / Atelier REP

17:00 - 2 June, 2016
The Bamboo Garden  / Atelier REP, © zs-studio
© zs-studio

© zs-studio © zs-studio © Baoxin Yang © Baoxin Yang +22

Abbaye Belgium Resturant / MRDA Architects

19:00 - 2 March, 2016
Abbaye Belgium Resturant / MRDA Architects, Courtesy of MRDA
Courtesy of MRDA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, SIchuan, China
  • Design Team

    Ma Jun, He Zhi, Lu Yun, Zhang Ying, Zhao Zhiyang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of MRDA

Courtesy of MRDA Courtesy of MRDA Courtesy of MRDA Courtesy of MRDA +17

Dayuan International Center / gmp Architekten

22:00 - 5 November, 2015
Dayuan International Center / gmp Architekten, © Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl +9

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza / Aedas

16:00 - 15 October, 2015
Evergrande Huazhi Plaza / Aedas, © Aedas
© Aedas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Director

    Ed Lam
  • Area

    430000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Aedas © Aedas © Aedas © Aedas +25

The Temple House / Make Architects

17:00 - 10 September, 2015
The Temple House / Make Architects, © John Madden
© John Madden
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinjiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610021
  • Area

    35500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    John Madden, Courtesy of Make Architects

Courtesy of Make Architects © John Madden Courtesy of Make Architects Courtesy of Make Architects +16

Fangsuo Book Store in Chengdu / Chu Chih-Kang

22:00 - 19 March, 2015
Fangsuo Book Store in Chengdu / Chu Chih-Kang, Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design
Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Collaborators

    Fangsuo Culture Development Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    5280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design

Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design +26

Yue Restaurant / PANORAMA

21:00 - 10 March, 2015
Yue Restaurant / PANORAMA, © Ng Siu Fung
© Ng Siu Fung
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Design Team

    Horace Pan, Nick Wong, Kenny Hung
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung +25

Skytel / PANORAMA

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Skytel  / PANORAMA, © Ng Siu Fung
© Ng Siu Fung
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung +24

Broadway Malyan Designs New Urban District in Chengdu

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Broadway Malyan Designs New Urban District in Chengdu, Courtesy of Broadway Malyan
Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan has been awarded a commission to design the initial phase of a new, iconic urban district in Chengdu in Western China. The Chengdu Creative Centre will be the first landmark in a larger master plan for a high-tech mixed use and business park, set to be called Tianfu New Town.

Committed to setting a high standard of environmentally conscious and sustainable design for the region, Chengdu Creative Centre and the future Tianfu New Town district aim to cut current energy consumption standards in half. The entire complex will be composed of interconnected office, retail, and public green space anchored by a striking central retail tower, 110 meters tall.

AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London, Keith Griffiths. Image Courtesy of Aedas
Keith Griffiths. Image Courtesy of Aedas

Following the recent announcement of Aedas' demerger into two separate companies - one retaining the Aedas name and the other now known as AHR - we spoke to Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas' global board and a practicing architect for close to three decades. The company, which was recently ranked by the Architects' Journal as the 5th largest and most influential practice in the world, have now moved their head office to London's Chandos Place and are championing a new approach to urban regeneration in the UK's capital. Alongside discussing how an international practice of Aedas' scale successfully operates, Griffiths offered his insight into how the future looks for European cities based on a tried and tested Asian model of densification.

To find out how Aedas approach sustainability in flourishing Asian markets, as well as the significance of the 'urban hub' typology for London's metropolitan future, read the interview in full after the break.

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex, Guangzhou, China. Image Courtesy of Aedas North Star Mixed-use Development, Beijing, China [Designed by Andrew Bromberg]. Image Courtesy of Aedas Hengqin International Financial Centre, Zhuhai, China. Image Courtesy of Aedas R&F Centre, Guangzhou, China {Project Design Director - Ken Wai, Aedas]. Image Courtesy of Aedas +7

Exploring Post Earthquake Reconstruction: 2013 AIM Competition Awards Announced

01:00 - 7 April, 2014
Exploring Post Earthquake Reconstruction: 2013 AIM Competition Awards Announced, Winning Entry: Architecture Renovation Award. Image Courtesy of AIM
Winning Entry: Architecture Renovation Award. Image Courtesy of AIM

Architects in Mission (AIM) recently announced the winners for their 2013 competition with the topic, Post Earthquake Reconstruction, Ya’an Sichuan - Rebuild Panda’s Hometown from the EarthquakeThe Ya'an Earthquake occurred at 08:02 Beijing Time on the 20th April 2013. The epicenter was located in Lushan County, Ya'an, Sichuan, about 116km (or 72 miles) from Chengdu (along the Longmenshan Fault) in the same province that was hit heavily by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. For this year's competition, AIM asked participants to pay particular attention to the master planning of the Snow Mountain Village, whilst developing new business models to encourage economic growth for local villagers. See the four winning entries after the break.

The World’s Largest Building Opens in China

00:00 - 7 July, 2013
The World’s Largest Building Opens in China, Courtesy of The Telegraph
Courtesy of The Telegraph

Although Dubai has held claim to the world’s tallest building for a few years, China is now claiming to now have the worlds largest building. Measuring at 500 meters long, 400 meters wide and 100 meters high, the newly constructed Century Global Center in Chengdu is reportedly capable of housing 20 Sydney Opera Houses in its 1.7 million square meter interior. 

Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal / Aedas

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Located inside Chengdu East village, Aedas recently unveiled their ice mountain-inspired design for the Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots. Comprised of office, retail, residential spaces and a 486-meter-high tower, the design stayed in line with the ice mountain concept, which expands to the continuity of the mountain range and landscape terrain with fissures located on the foot of the mountain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Clock Museum Of the Cultural Revolution / Jiakun Architects

01:00 - 27 April, 2013
Clock Museum Of the Cultural Revolution / Jiakun Architects, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dayi, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Principal Architect

    Liu Jiakun
  • Design Team

    Yang Ying, Song Chunlai
  • Area

    3885.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Bi Kejian ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan © Bi Kejian +16

MOCA Chengdu / Jiakun Architects

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Courtesy of Jiakun Architects
Courtesy of Jiakun Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Liu Jiakun, Wang Lun, Luo Hong, Fang Xianhao, Luo Ming
  • Landscape Designers

    Liu Jiakun, Luo Ming, Li Jing
  • Contactor

    Sichuan Fourth Construction, Engineering Company
  • Area

    8027.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jiakun Architects

Courtesy of Jiakun Architects Courtesy of Jiakun Architects Courtesy of Jiakun Architects Courtesy of Jiakun Architects +10

Two Short Films Capture the Essence of Steven Holl Architects’ Sliced Porosity Block

00:00 - 20 February, 2013

Sliced Porosity Block / Steven Holl Architects, by Hufton + Crow

03:00 - 18 January, 2013
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

With much awaited anticipation, Steven Holl‘s Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China has just been completed. Forming giant public plazas with a mix of various functions, the group of five towers is intended to be seen as more of a public area despite its towering design as already witnessed in the site. Its sun sliced geometry results from required minimum daylight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric prescribed by code and calculated by the precise geometry of sun angles. The large public space framed by the block is formed into three valleys inspired by a poem of Du Fu (713-770). In some of the porous openings chunks of different buildings are inserted.

We have already brought you images of the project as it was under way, but the latest images from Hufton + Crow truly capture this inviting  public realm in the heart of this metropolis like no one else!

Check out all the latest images of Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block after the break.

Steven Holl Architects' complete Sun-shaped Micro-City in Chengdu

01:00 - 16 January, 2013
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Four years after breaking ground, Steven Holl Architects’ have completed the Sliced Porosity Block in the heart of Chengdu, China. Located at the intersection of the first Ring Road and Ren Ming Nam Road, visitors are able to access the three million square foot complex without using private transport means as it is directly connected to Chengdu’s public transportation system. Stimulating a micro urbanism, the five towers offer offices, serviced apartments, retail, a hotel, cafes, and restaurants. Rather than being designed as object-icon skyscrapers, the Sliced Porosity Block identifies itself as a metropolitan public space with large plazas and a hybrid of different functions. 

More on Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block after the break.