Green Design for the Future: Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition

Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition will be held December 12-13, 2013 at Tsinghua University in City. Jointly sponsored by School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Tsinghua Holdings Human Settlements Construction (Group) Co., Ltd, Editorial Office of Eco-city and Green Building (ECGB) magazine, the Summit will bring together eight award winning Asian architects to share their design thinking and key projects on creative sustainability. Keynote speakers include Vo Trong Nghia, Principal Architect of Vo Trong Nghia Architects and Shigeru Ban, Founder of Shigeru Ban Architects.

The exhibition will cover various sustainable projects, namely WNW Bar and Dailai Conference Hall by Vo Trong Nghia, Beitou Public Library and Taipei Flora Expo Pavilions by Bio Architecture Formosana, Green School at Bali in Indonesia by John Hardy, A House for all Seasons by John Lin, Innhouse and KPMG-CCTF community centre by Dr. Lin Hao, Paper Church and Post Tsunami Housing for Kirinda Sri Lanka, House of Outlook by Prof. Kazuo Iwamura and other projects.

More than 500 developers, designers, architects, academia experts and government officials are expected to join the Summit, providing a feast of splendid architectural works, dialogue among renowned Asian architects, sharing of views of green design for the future.

Title: Green Design for the Future: Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition
Organizers: Tsinghua University
From: Thu, 12 Dec 2013
Until: Fri, 13 Dec 2013
Venue: Tsinghua University
Address: Haidian, Beijing,

schmidt hammer lassen Wins Competition to Design Ningbo’s New Central Library

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schmidt hammer lassen architects has been announced as the winners of a competition to design a large new central library in Ningbo, one of China‘s oldest cities with a population of seven million. The building will house the library’s significant collection of over two million historic and ancient books, and will aim to double the library’s daily visitors to around 8000 per day. Situated on the edge of a new ecological wetland area, the proposal will also form a new cultural hub within the city. As the latest in schmidt hammer lassen’s long list of libraries (including the Royal Library in Copenhagen) with eight completed and four currently under construction, ’s will be the practice’s first in China.

Jinguyuan Mixed Use Complex / Miao Design Studio

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Architects: Miao Design Studio
Location: Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu,
Architect: Pu Miao, Hanjia Design Group
Architect Of Record: Jiang Ninqing
Area: 6,220 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Miao Design Studio

Foster and Heatherwick Collaborate to Design Shanghai Finance Center

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Foster + Partners has joined forces with Heatherwick Studio to design the new Bund Finance Centre (BFC) in the heart of historic . The mixed-use, waterfront destination will serve as the “end point” to the city’s most famous street, as well as a prime connection between the old town, the Bund, and the new financial district.

Visitor Center in Lake Yangcheng Park / Miao Design Studio

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Architects: Miao Design Studio
Location: Kunshan, , Jiangsu,
Architects: Pu Miao and Hanjia Design Group
Architect Of Record: Jiang Ninqing
Area: 844.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Miao Design Studio

Rok Oman, Principal of OFIS Architects, to Give “Architour” Lecture in Shanghai

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As part of the CA Group’s lecture series, “Architour,” principal of OFIS architects, Rok Oman, will lecture on December 7th at the Tongji Architectural Design Co. in .  For 2013 through 2015, “Architour” has as its theme “New Force of Architecture – Leading Young Architects”: each year, the CA Group will select nine young, global leaders in architecture (four from Asia and five from the West) to lecture on topics that cross typologies and disciplines, from architectural design, urban planning to interior design. Sou Fujimoto and Hirata Akihisa were the series’ first speakers.

At the end of each year, an exhibition will be mounted; and at the end of the three years, the contents of the lectures will be published as a book.

More info on the “Architour” at the CA Group‘s website and weibo.

Daxing Factory Conversion / Nie Yong + Yoshimasa Tsutsumi

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Architects:
Location: Daxing, Beijing, China
Area: 4964.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu

Office Renovation in Hangzhou / Daipu Architects

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Architects:
Location: , Zhejiang, China
Design Team: Dai pu, Luo yaqin, Wang tiantian
Contractor: Zhejiang Sunshine Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd
Furniture Manufacture: Hangzhou Runzhu Science & Technology Co. Ltd
Area: 640.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Xia zhi

Outdoor Room / MODU

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Architects: MODU
Location: ,
Collaborators: Ho-Yan Cheung, Arup
Year: 2013
Photographs: Matthew Niederhauser

Bing Thom Architects to Design University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong

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The University of Chicago has chosen to design a new home for the Chicago Booth Asia Executive MBA Program in Hong Kong. The center will begin construction in October 2014 on Mount Davis, a heritage site that was originally used as a military encampment for the British Army in the 1940s and then a detention center.

An Interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ

Yung Ho Chang. Image © Pier Alessio Rizzardi

“When you find a piece of stone which is three or four hundreds years old, then you understand the notion of time as more than what we can experience as human beings. At that moment the old thing might be beautiful, it might be ugly. It doesn’t matter, but it gives you a sense of profound time, and then you understand your history and ancestors that lived in a different world, different from the one we are in now.”-Yung Ho Chang

Located in ’s Yuanming Yuan Park, next to the ruins of the mixed-style Baroque Palace, Yung Ho Chang’s office is in an ancient wooden dwelling, surrounded by vegetable gardens grown by the architects of the studio.

In this conversation, Yung Ho, who established China’s first independent architectural office, Atelier FCJZ in 1993, laying the foundation of contemporary practice in China, talks about his story, describing a Beijing which has disappeared as well as the contemporary Beijing and its “New Beijing Sky.” He talks about architecture using references from movies, literature, art and artists, describing his approach to architecture in accordance with his philosophy of life.

Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects

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Architects: Rocco Design Architects
Location:
Architect In Charge: Rocco Design Architects
Area: 36,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

West Street Number 1 / 6A2 Studio, Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University

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Architects: , Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Location: Wudaokou, Haidian, Beijing,
Architect In Charge: Wenqing Li
Design Team: Wenqing Li, Guodong Yin, Zhe Li, Yijun Qiao, Jintao Jia
Collaborators: Yan Zhang, Hongyan Li, Zhixin Xu
Area: 1,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Archexist

Glass office SOHO China / AIM Architecture

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Architects: AIM Architecture
Location: ,
Architects: Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig, Carter Chen and Jiao Yan
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jerry Yin

Huaxin Business Center / Scenic Architecture

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Architects: Scenic Architecture
Location: Guilin Road, Tianlin, , ,
Design Team: Zhu Xiaofeng (Design Principal), Ding Penghua (Project Designer), Cai Mian, Yang Hong, Li Haoran, Du Shigang
Area: 730 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Su Shengliang

Jinchang Cultural Centre / Teamminus

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Architects: Atelier Teamminus
Location: Jinchang, Gansu,
Area: 18000.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Teamminus

Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park / Turenscape

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Architects: Turenscape
Location: Haerbin, Heilongjiang,
Area: 300,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Turenscape

CCTV Headquarters Named “Best Tall Building Worldwide”

CCTV/ Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten, photographed by Iwan Baan

OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in , ArchDaily’s 2012 “Building of the Year,” was deemed “Best Tall Building Worldwide” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Selected from a shortlist of four deserving skyscrapers, CCTV was awarded “best” due to its “unusual take on skyscraper typology.”

The jury stated: “Instead of competing in the race for ultimate height and style through a traditional two-dimensional tower soaring skyward, CCTV’s loop poses a truly three-dimensional experience, culminating in a 75-meter cantilever.”