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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
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Parc Central / Benoy

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

01:00 - 11 December, 2014
Encountering the “Weirdness” in China: A Talk with the Guangzhou Circle Architect Joseph di Pasquale, Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale Architect
Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale Architect

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

01:00 - 16 November, 2014
Stone Art Gallery / O- Office Architects, © LIKYFOTO
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Guangzhou Announces Shortlists for Two Museum Projects

00:00 - 7 August, 2014
Guangzhou Announces Shortlists for Two Museum Projects, © Flickr CC User jo.sau
© Flickr CC User jo.sau

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

00:00 - 6 August, 2014
Atkins Designs Striking Office Complex in Guangzhou, Courtesy of Atkins
Courtesy of Atkins

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

00:00 - 28 April, 2014
World's Fastest Elevator Coming Soon To Guangzhou, CTF Guangzhou / KPF. Image © KPF
CTF Guangzhou / KPF. Image © KPF

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.