Silo-top Studio / O-OFFICE Architects

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Architects: O-OFFICE Architects
Location: Liwan, Guangzhou, Guangdong,
Area: 621 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Likyfoto

The Suit / AnLstudio

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Architects: AnLstudio
Location: , Guangdong,
Design Team: Yongseok Kwon, Hyoyoun Kwon
Area: 561 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of AnLstudio

Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect

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Architects: Joseph di Pasquale architect
Location: , Guangdong,
Design Team: Alessandro Tonassi, Nazareno Cerquaglia, Ma Jun, Zhang Hong Ge, Ma Chong, Wang Ying, Yi Ji Xuan, Peng Hui Fang, Cui Hong
Structural: SIGGMA engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Enginering: SCUT, South China University of Technology
Building Site Engineer: Wang Zhan Shan, Chen Jing Qian
Area: 85000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect

TIT Creative Park / Atelier cnS

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Architects: Atelier cnS
Location: ,
Project Architects: Gang Song, Guanqiu Zhong, Zhu Zhiyuan, Ben Dai
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier cnS

IFC Guangzhou / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Architects: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Location: Guangzhou,
Structural Engineers: Arup
Hotel Operator: Four Seasons
Hotel Fit Out Designer: Hirsch Bedner Associates
Area: 448.371 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Christian Richters, Jonathan Leijonhufvud, Will Pryce

Pearl River Beer Factory Landscape / Atelier cnS

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Architects: Atelier cnS
Location: Guangzhou,
Architect: Atelier cnS
Area: 25,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier cnS

Science Town Project / Spark Architects

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Architects: Spark Architects
Location: Guangzhou,
Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
Project Architect: Wenhui Lim
Design Team: Carlo Joson, Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Conyee Chan, Jessica Leong, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Marc Zara
Area: 33,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Guangzhou Vanke

‘Back2rots’ Research Center Competition Entry / Andrea Vattovani Architecture

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Designed by Andrea Vattovani Architecture, their ‘Back2rots’ research center proposal consists of a new working environment for young people. Upon developing the program to determine their target and who they wanted to reach, the architects decided to develop a big creative block in which young talented people could find everything. This project would be able to give them everything they need to be creative and to make their dreams a reality by having all the necessary tools. More images and architects’ description after the break.

CTF Guangzhou / KPF

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KPF recently shared with us their latest design for a 530 meter mixed-use tower in Guangzhou’s – the CTF Guangzhou – which is currently under construction.  Joining an already impressive skyline, the new tower will form an urban triumvirate with its immediate neighbors – the 440 meter International Finance Center and the 600 meter Canton Tower.  

Guangzhou South Railway Station / TFP Farrells

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Architects: TFP Farrells
Location: Guangzhou,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of , Nick Hufton

Guangzhou Daily Group Culture Center / IAPA

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IAPA shared with us their proposal for the Daily Group of Culture Center, a large multi-purpose building complex, which recently won the excellence award in the International Architecture Design Competition. The center, which includes office, exhibition, commercial, hotel, culture, and service space, creates a building complex with a vivid image, unique content and regional cultural features. 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
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

   

China Southern Airport City / Woods Bagot

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Serving , as a distinctive emblem of Southern Airlines’ global leadership, the winning proposal by Woods Bagot is a bold reinterpretation of the corporate campus model. A 400-hectare, mixed-use development, the three-precinct master plan integrates business, manufacturing, residential, and cultural amenities within a comprehensive open space network that supports recreational opportunity and bolsters ecological vitality. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Guangfa Securities Headquarters / Jaeger and Partner Architects

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The Guangfa Securities Headquarter, designed by Jaeger and Partner Architects, is a 308-meter tall class-A high-rise office building that will serve as the new landmark for the eastern portion of ’s new CBD. Its orientation is rotated slightly from the dominating orthogonal grid of the surrounding area to mark the site as a transformational pivot point of the urban fabric. More images and architects’ description after the break.

China as Architectural Testing Ground

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The emergence of on the global economic stage has been discussed at nauseum in myriad publications. But this emergence has had an impact on the world of architecture, providing a testing ground where architects can experiment with new ideas about sustainability and urban growth. These new ideas have been realized in recently completed structures, and more are just beginning construction or have been proposed for the future. More on these new buildings after the break.

Pazhou Masterplan / Goettsch Partners

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A master plan by Goettsch Partners (GP) has been selected as the winning scheme in the design competition for a prominent site in the new Pazhou district in , China. The Pazhou Masterplan will consist of three urban parcels that form a triangular site, which is planned for seven buildings totaling 428,000 square meters. The client and developer is Poly Real Estate (Group) Co., Ltd., China’s leading state-owned real estate company.

Read on for more on this project after the break.

Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects

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Architects: Rocco Design Architects
Location: , China
Design Team: Rocco Yim, William Tam, C. M. Chan, Derrick Tsang, Christopher Wong, Ricky Wang, Lucia Cheung, Grace Lin, Ivan Chui, Christina Chan, Amber Wang
Project area: 41,000 sqm
Project year: 2004 – 2010
Photographs: Almond Chu, Marcel Lam

Guangzhou Opera House / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: , China
Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao, Patrik Schumacher
Project Leader: Simon Yu
Project Team: Jason Guo, Yang Jingwen, Long Jiang, Ta-Kang Hsu, Yi- Ching Liu, Zhi Wang, Christine Chow, Cyril Shing, Filippo Innocenti, Lourdes Sanchez, Hinki Kwong, Junkai Jiang
Local Design Institute: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)
Structural Engineering: SHTK (Shanghai, China); Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute
Façade Engineering: KGE Engineering (Zhuhai, China)
Building Services: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute (Guangzhou, China)
Acoustic Consultants: Marshall Day Acoustics (Melbourne, Australia)
Theater Consultants: ENFI (Beijing, China)
Lighting Consultant: Beijing Light & View (Beijing, China)
Project Management: Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
Construction Management: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision Co. Ltd. (Guangzhou, China)
Main Contractor: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd. (Guangdong, China)
Project Area: 70,000 sqm
Project Year: 2003-2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan