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Work-Studio in a Plant-House / O-office Architects

02:00 - 24 March, 2017
Work-Studio in a Plant-House / O-office Architects, © Liky Photos
© Liky Photos

© Liky Photos © Liky Photos © Liky Photos © Liky Photos +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Jianxiang He, Ying Jiang
  • Area

    1214.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

09:30 - 27 February, 2017
6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

The "architectural pilgrimage" is much more than just everyday tourism. Studying and admiring a building through text and images often creates a hunger in architects, thanks to the space between the limitations of 2D representation and the true experience of the building. Seeing a building in person that one has long loved from a distance can become something of a spiritual experience, and architects often plan vacations around favorite or important spaces. But too often, architects become transfixed by a need to visit the same dozen European cities that have come to make up the traveling architect's bucket list.

The list here shares some sites that may not have made your list just yet. Although somewhat less well known than the canonical cities, the architecture of these six cities is sure to hold its ground against the world's best. The locations here make ideal long weekend trips (depending of course on where you are traveling from), although it never hurts to have more than a few days to really become immersed in a city. We have selected a few must-see buildings from each location, but each has even more to offer than what you see here—so don't be afraid to explore!

Aedas Unveils Project at Start of Historic Maritime Silk Road

16:00 - 18 February, 2017
 Aedas Unveils Project at Start of Historic Maritime Silk Road, © Aedas
© Aedas

Aedas has unveiled its plans for Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone Mixed-Use Project, a new building sited at the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road in Guangzhou, China.

Located on an irregularly shaped plot with views of the Jiaoman River and Phoenix Lake, the 80,762-square-meter building will be composed of a series of stacked geometric blocks in order to create varied silhouettes and capitalize on surrounding views.

© Aedas © Aedas © Aedas © Aedas +6

The Results Are In: 2016 Is a Record-Breaking Year for Tall Buildings

08:00 - 13 January, 2017
The Results Are In: 2016 Is a Record-Breaking Year for Tall Buildings, Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. Image Courtesy of K11 New World Development
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. Image Courtesy of K11 New World Development

In its annual report, the 2016 Tall Building Year in Review, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced that 2016 saw the completion of a record 128 buildings 200 meters or higher. This number surpasses the previous record of 114 completions set in 2015. Eighteen of these buildings became the tallest in their city, country, or region, and ten earned the designation of supertall, at 300 meters and above.

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. Image Courtesy of K11 New World Development Ningbo Bank of China. Image Courtesy of Ningbo Eastern New City Development Warsaw Spire. Image Courtesy of UNK Ghelamco Shenzhen CFC Changfu. Image © Cheng Chen +13

Pei Partnership Architects Wins Competition for Nanhai Cultural Center

14:00 - 16 December, 2016
Pei Partnership Architects Wins Competition for Nanhai Cultural Center , Courtesy of Pei Partnership Architects
Courtesy of Pei Partnership Architects

Pei Partnership Architects, in collaboration with Guangzhou HSArchitects, has been selected as the winner of an international design competition for the Nanhai Cultural Center in the Nanhai District of Foshan, China. The winning design seeks to create a “New Civic Plaza” connecting a variety of cultural program elements through a balance of structure and void.

Courtesy of Pei Partnership Architects Courtesy of Pei Partnership Architects Courtesy of Pei Partnership Architects Courtesy of Pei Partnership Architects +43

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Infinitus Plaza Breaks Ground in Guangzhou, China

10:01 - 16 November, 2016
Zaha Hadid Architects’ Infinitus Plaza Breaks Ground in Guangzhou, China, Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled the design of the Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza in Baiyun New Town, Guangzhou, China, coinciding with the project’s groundbreaking ceremony. The 167,000 square meter complex will consist of two building footprints, connected in the air through twin green-roofed skybridges to create a vertical campus for LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG) and the Infinitus health products brand.

Employing ZHA’s trademark flowing forms, the building design follows the concept of the infinite, arranged as a series of endless rings that enhance connectivity and following the form of the symbol for infinity “∞”.

R&F Yingkai Square / Goettsch Partners

22:00 - 12 September, 2016
R&F Yingkai Square / Goettsch Partners, © 1st Image
© 1st Image

© 1st Image © 1st Image © 1st Image © 1st Image +14

Parc Central / Benoy

19:00 - 21 July, 2016
Parc Central / Benoy, © Terrence Zhang
© Terrence Zhang

© Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Area

    110000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Times Property Staff Activity Center / C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

22:00 - 14 March, 2016
Times Property Staff Activity Center / C&C DESIGN CO., LTD., Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.
Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Peng Zheng
  • Design Team

    Peng Zheng, Liang Fangqi
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

Zaha Hadid and Martin Knight Compete with Chinese Firms to Design Bridges in Guangzhou

14:00 - 27 January, 2016
Zaha Hadid and Martin Knight Compete with Chinese Firms to Design Bridges in Guangzhou, © Flickr CC User jo.sau
© Flickr CC User jo.sau

Guangzhou, China's third largest city, is planning to rebuild four bridges in its region - the Renmin, Jiangwan, Haiyin, and Liede Bridges. Three teams have been shortlisted for each bridge, all of which are Chinese practices with the exception of Zaha Hadid Architects, Knight Architects and NEXT Architects. As BDOnline reports, the finalists are expected to propose a range of options, from small upgrades to complete rebuilds. A winner for each will be selected in February, after the Chinese new year. 

The shortlisted practices for each bridge include...

HAZE-Guangzhou Design Week C&C Pavilion / C&C DESIGN

20:00 - 6 January, 2016
HAZE-Guangzhou Design Week C&C Pavilion / C&C DESIGN , Courtesy of C&C DESIGN
Courtesy of C&C DESIGN

Courtesy of C&C DESIGN Courtesy of C&C DESIGN Courtesy of C&C DESIGN Courtesy of C&C DESIGN +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Designer

    Peng Zheng
  • Design Team

    Peng Zheng, Xie Zekun
  • Corporate Web

    www.cocopro.cn
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of C&C DESIGN

HEX-SYS / OPEN Architecture

22:00 - 25 November, 2015
HEX-SYS / OPEN Architecture, © Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Design Team

    Zhao Yao, Andrea Antonucci, Laurence Chan, Hu Boji, Thomas Batzenschlager, Zhang Chang
  • Area

    680.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co

17:00 - 9 November, 2015
Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co, Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.
Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Director

    Peng Zheng
  • Design Team

    Peng Zheng, Xie Zekun, Wu Jia
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

Interaction - BWM Office / feeling Design

19:00 - 11 August, 2015
Interaction - BWM Office / feeling Design , © He Yuansheng
© He Yuansheng

© He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng +16

  • Architect

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Evan Wu
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Paper Folding Space - ELLE Office / feeling Brand Design Co. Ltd

22:00 - 7 August, 2015
Paper Folding Space - ELLE Office / feeling Brand Design Co. Ltd, © He Yuansheng
© He Yuansheng

© He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng +18

  • Architects

  • Architect in Charge

    Evan Wu
  • Design Team

    He Yuansheng & feeling Design
  • Area

    205.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

gmp Architekten Wins Competition to Design Guangzhou City Museum

14:38 - 18 June, 2015
gmp Architekten Wins Competition to Design Guangzhou City Museum, © gmp Architekten
© gmp Architekten

A competition entry by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) has been awarded first prize for the new Guangzhou City Museum. The commission was announced at the same time as Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos' selection for the Guangzhou Science Museum, both of which will join the city's new Art Museum by Thomas Herzog Architects to form the central cultural precinct of Guangzhou - China's third largest city. 

Nieto Sobejano Wins Competition to Design New Guangzhou Science Museum

15:18 - 16 June, 2015
Nieto Sobejano Wins Competition to Design New Guangzhou Science Museum, Guangzhou Science Museum. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Guangzhou Science Museum. Image Courtesy of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos has been selected over MAD ArchitectsSteven HollGrimshaw and many others to design the Guangzhou Science Museum. 

Planned for the sprawling port city of Guangzhou (Canton), the new science museum will be realized on the south bank of the Pearl River, close to the Guangzhou Tower. It will form part of a new cultural hub, known as "Three Museums - One Square," which will include the future Guangzhou Museum, also won through a private-competition by gmp Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners.

Read on for a video and more information detailing the winning proposal.

C&C Design Creative Headquarters / C&C Design

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
C&C Design Creative Headquarters / C&C Design, Courtesy of C&C Design
Courtesy of C&C Design

Courtesy of C&C Design Courtesy of C&C Design Courtesy of C&C Design Courtesy of C&C Design +18