Youth Center of Qingpu / Atelier Deshaus

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Architects: Atelier Deshaus - Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng
Location: Huake Rd, Qingpu, ,
Design Team: Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng, Gao Lin, Liu Qian, Wang Longhai
Completion: 2012
Building Area: 14,360 sqm
Site Area: 10,906 sqm
Photographs: Yao Li

Infinity Loop Bridge / 10 Design + Buro Happold

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Creating a gateway entry to south ’s new planned commercial hub, the winning competition proposal by 10 Design + Buro Happold for their Infinity Loop Bridge marks the connection of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta. The 10 and Buro Happold team set out to create a simple and elegant structural solution for a bridge that would be a visual focal point both within the Shizimen District itself and along the Pearl River Delta coastline. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Chongqing Mountain & City Sales Office / One Plus Partnership

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Architects: One Plus Partnership Limited
Location: Chongqing,
Designers Involved: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung
Area: 1,600 sqm
Photographers: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung

Masterplan for National Creative Cluster / Sasaki Associates

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The masterplan for the National Creative Cluster by Sasaki Associates integrates the urban form with the surrounding landscape by creating a series of green wedges, interspersed within the urban clusters and forming a series of community parks. Located near Songzhuang, a quiet village on the outskirts of , the success of the district is tied to its openness, where people can interact in both structured and spontaneous ways to exchange ideas and have constructive dialogue. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Masterplan for the Honghe Project / AECOM

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Commissioned by the Golden Harbor Group, the design for the masterplan for the Honghe project by AECOM is aimed to help Longgang, an emerging area of , to function positively on the city’s renovation and upgrading. Located in a new rising area, the project covers the south area of the main venue for last year’s University Games. Their design will not only become the complex of services in east , but will lead the development of sports and mice industries, which will also be important for to become the base radiation to the development of east Guangdong Province. More images and architects’ description after the break.

CCTV Headquarters / OMA

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

Architects: OMA
Location: ,
Project Area: 473,000 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: OMA, Iwan Baan, Jim Gourley, Philippe Ruault

Global Research & Development Center / Broadway Malyan

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Broadway Malyan recently secured a brief to provide a full range of design services for the delivery of a global headquarter, research and development, hospitality and visitor centrer in . They will provide masterplanning, architectural and landscape design services for the project, from concept to detailed design and onsite delivery, with the center set to become a global center for hybrid rice research, a showcase for sustainable development and an international leisure destination in the Qixianling area of Hainan, ’s southernmost province. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Leatop Plaza / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn
Location: ,
Completion: 2012
Height: 270M
Area: 161,000 sqm
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Harvest Pavilion / Vector Architects

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Architect: Vector Architects
Location: , China
Client: Kunshan City Investment Company
Design-Partner-In-Charge: Gong Dong, Chien-ho Hsu
Project Architect: Feng Xu
Project Advisor: Nan Wang
Building Area: 150 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Shu He Photo

Bio-Lake Reception Center / Zephyr Architects

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Architect: Zephyr Architects
Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Client: Bio-Lake Commission
Gross Floor Area: 3,540 sqm
Completion: 2010
Design Team: Fu Dong, Zhao Zhonggui, Yang Ching-Chi, Ding Junmei, Yu Tong
Associate Architect: Wuhan Oule
Photographs: Yao Li

S.Deer Corporate Headquarters / Prechteck

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The main idea behind the design for the S.Deer Corporate Headquarters building was to create a world of fashion underlining the lifestyle the retail company stands for. As fashion is not just about clothing, the new S.Deer headquaters should not just be about administration. Inspired by S.Deer’s appearance design, Prechteck‘s proposal implemented rotated cubes as a formal element in their design. More images and architects’ description after the break.

CTF Tianjin Tower Breaks Ground / SOM

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Ground will be broken today, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, for Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)’s newest supertall building. The 96-story-tall CTF Tianjin Tower uses undulating curves to subtly express its three programmatic elements while presenting a bold monolithic expression on the TEDA district skyline outside Tianjin, China. The 1,740-feet (530-meter) tall tower houses offices, 300 service apartments and a 350-room, 5-star hotel beneath its boldly arched top. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Twin Trees Pavilion / Atelier Archmixing

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Architects: Atelier Archmixing
Location: , Jiangsu Province,
Gross Floor Area: 56 sqm
Completion: 2012
Client: Zhang Hong
Design Team: Zhuang Shen, Tian Danni
Main Contractor: Wang Zikui
Photographs: Tang Yu

Cocoon / Mochen Architects & Engineers

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Architects: Mochen Architects & Engineers
Location: ,
Completion: 2011
Project Area: 1,245 sqm
Client: Tianjin Eco-City Wantuo Properties Limited
Photographs: Yao Li

   

Construction begins on SOM’s newest Supertall Skyscraper

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Today, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) broke ground on yet another supertall building in . The 96-story-tall CTF Tower is subtly defined by undulating curves that shape its three programmatic elements while presenting a bold monolithic presence on the TEDA district skyline outside . The 1,740-feet (530-meter) tall tower houses offices, 300 service apartments and a 350-room, 5-star hotel beneath its boldly arched top.

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the CTF Tianjin Tower will be the fourteenth tallest skyscraper built by 2020.  Continue reading for more.

Starlight Place / Aedas

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Architects: Aedas
Location: , China
Year: 2012
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Baidu Science and Technology Campus / ZNA Architects

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The overall campus planning strategy for the Baidu Science and Technology Campyus by ZNA Architects consists of the ecological park and circular main street. By consolidating the green space, they try to achieve the maximized building boundary, to benefit from the surrounding park view while creating a grand gesture for the park. Additionally, to create a highly efficient and flexible office space, they designed a unique but diverse circular main street, to connect different work spaces, such as study, meeting, leisure, recreation and F&B area to form a community center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Qingdao Master Plan / HAO + Archiland

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The design for the Master Plan, designed by HAO/Holm Architecture Office + Archiland, seeks to further develop and expand the existing elements of the city. Situated within the city of Qingdao and conveniently located five minutes from the airport, the site is divided into three main areas. To take advantage of this, the design takes its starting point around a sunken cultural path that leads visitors through the entire programmatic experience of the new master plan. More images and architects’ description after the break.