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Interaction - BWM Office / feeling Design

  • Architect: feeling Design
  • Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge: Evan Wu
  • Area: 320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: He Yuansheng

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

  • Architects: feeling Design
  • Architect in Charge: Evan Wu
  • Design Team: He Yuansheng & feeling Design
  • Area: 205.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: He Yuansheng

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gmp Architekten Wins Competition to Design Guangzhou City Museum

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

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

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Encountering the “Weirdness” in China: A Talk with the Guangzhou Circle Architect Joseph di Pasquale

Recently, lots of controversial "Jumbos" have been erected on mainland China, leading most of their creators, architects from Western countries, to be placed at the centre of public discussion. Furthermore, China’s President Xi Jinping's recent comment about "no more weird buildings" has led the Chinese central government into this whirlpool. What can western landmark makers learn from all of this?

We met Joseph di Pasquale, architect of the Guangzhou Circle, in Milan some days after “weirdness” became the most used word in Chinese architecture. In the following edited talk with interviewer Yifan Zhang, the architect of the latest landmark in South China's largest city discusses his new project, the real circumstances in China, and the future for foreign architects.

Stone Art Gallery / O- Office Architects

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Guangzhou Announces Shortlists for Two Museum Projects

The Guangzhou Bureau of Science and IT has announced the shortlists for two major projects in Guangzhou. The two museum projects - the Guangzhou Museum and the Guangzhou Science Museum, each worth over $160 million - will be the latest in a host of high profile projects in China's third-largest city, a list which includes Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House, the 600m tall Canton Tower, IFC Guangzhou by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and the Guangzhou Circle, among others.

The Guangzhou Museum will be located to the West of Lingnan Square near the Canton Tower, while the Guangzhou Science museum will be located to the East. Practices making the two lists include Bjark Ingels Group, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, TFP Farrells, MAD Architects and Steven Holl Architects. Read on after the break for the complete shortlists.

Atkins Designs Striking Office Complex in Guangzhou

Design and engineering firm Atkins has been commissioned by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to design a series of new office buildings in Guanzhou. Their proposed design takes the form of three independent buildings, two of which form large, window-like structures. With a working title “Window of Guangzhou,” these buildings will commemorate the city’s history as the first Chinese port city opened to international trade along China’s legendary Silk Road.

World's Fastest Elevator Coming Soon To Guangzhou

The days of elevator small talk could be coming to an end with Hitachi planning to deliver the world's fastest elevator by 2016. Capable of travelling at speeds of 72km/h (44m/h), the record-breaking lifts will be able to hoist passengers up 95 floors in less than 40 seconds. Khon Pedersen Fox's 530-meter Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre will be the first to house the super-speed elevators, amongst 13 other high-speed elevators and 28 double-decker elevators. Currently, the world's fastest elevator is by Toshiba and only capable of reaching speeds of 61km/h (38m/h) within Taipei 101. You can learn more about the super-speed elevators, here.

Silo-top Studio / O-OFFICE Architects

  • Architects: O-OFFICE Architects
  • Location: 63 Xizeng Road, Liwan, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Area: 621.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Likyfoto

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The Suit / AnLstudio

  • Architects: AnLstudio
  • Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team: Yongseok Kwon, Hyoyoun Kwon
  • Area: 561.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of AnLstudio

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Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect

  • Architects: Joseph di Pasquale architect
  • Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect

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TIT Creative Park / Atelier cnS

  • Architects: Atelier cnS
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Architects : Gang Song, Guanqiu Zhong, Zhu Zhiyuan, Ben Dai
  • Area: 6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier cnS

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IFC Guangzhou / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Pearl River Beer Factory Landscape / Atelier cnS

  • Architects: Atelier cnS
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Architect: Atelier cnS
  • Area: 25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier cnS

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Science Town Project / Spark Architects

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Project Architect: Wenhui Lim
  • Team: Carlo Joson, Cynthia Liau, RafalKapusta, Conyee Chan, Jessica Leong, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Marc Zara
  • Area: 33000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Guangzhou Vanke

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'Back2rots' Research Center Competition Entry / Andrea Vattovani Architecture

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.