Dual Tower for the High-Tech and Research Campus First Prize Winning Proposal / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten was just awarded the first prize for their design of the Dual Tower for the High-Tech and Research Campus in Foshan, China. The 170-meter high dual tower denotes the start of the new business district in the south of the city, a prefecture-level city in the southern Chinese province Guangdong. Its exposed location, height, and function in the urban fabric as the first building on the Sino-German High-Tech and Research Campus means that the dual tower is conceived as a landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, Munich
Location: Ulm, Germany
Client: Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Competition: Awarded First Prize
Construction Date: April 2008
Completion Date: June 2012
Project Area: 68,500 m²
Photographer: Jean-Luc Valentin
KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten has recently finished a new surgical center in Ulm, Germany, which marks the largest hospital construction in the state of Baden Würtemberg. Opening this month, the building seeks to blend into the surrounding landscape, while catering to the demands and offering the functionality of a state-of-the-art medical facility.
More about the hospital design after the break.
Just three short years ago, German firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten placed first in an international competiton for the design of the Tianjin Art Museum. This week, the museum has opened its doors to the public to enjoy galleries filled with Chinese calligraphy, western art, sculpture, and modern art. Located along the lakeside promenade, the Art Museum enhances Tianjin’s cultural district and completes the 90-hectare development area, along with a library, an opera house and another new museum designed by various architects.
More images, drawings, and more about the art museum after the break.
This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Beijing. Beijing has a range of architectural styles, but the three most prevalent are the traditional imperial style (the Forbidden City), the “Sino-Sov” style (boxy structures built between the 1950s and 70s), and lastly the explosion of a modern corporate style that is punctuated with Starchitect buildings like OMA’s CCTV TV Station HQ. We put together a list of 12 modern/contemporary buildings that we feel provides a good starting point. It is far from complete. There are dozens of other great buildings that are not our list, and we are looking to add to the list in the near future. Please add your favorites in the comment section below so we can add them on the second go around. Again thank you to all our readers who sent in their suggestions and photographs. The city guides would not be possible without your help.
KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten were awarded first place in the international competition for the Qingdao Science and Technology City the company’s design for the approx. 600-hectare site in the north of the port city of China. The primary objective of the project was to create a sustainable urban living space for the 100.000 inhabitants, in which a high quality of life with ecological equilibrium is achieved. Come back after the break for more about this project.
KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International received first prize in the international competition for the new Beijing Science Center. The original building housing the Museum was opened in the same place in Beijing in 1988 and at the time was the first national science and technology museum in China.
The museum building will be constructed on behalf of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, China. You can see more images and complete architect’s description after the break.
Located on the northeast side of Tianjin University campus this 120 meter long, 58 meter wide building is s venue for both the university and national sporting events. Tianjin Sports Arena seats approximately 5,000 spectators, and represents an important link between the campus and downtown.
Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Tianjin, China
Developer: Tianjin University Department of Campus Construction and Planning
Partner: Academy of Architectural Design and City Planning Tianjin University
Client: Tianjin University
Project Area: 13,835 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Shuhe Photography / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
At an official ceremony on March 23, 2010 the contract for the construction of the new Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation Headquarters was signed in Hanoi. The Cement Industry Corporation’s head office is the first project for Jürgen Engel’s architectural studio in Vietnam to be actually built. The new premises for the Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation, which comprise a five-storey pedestal building and an approx. 135-meter high tower emerged as the victor in a competition as early as April 2008.
More images after the break.
Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Nanjing, China
Developer: Jiangsu Province, represented by the Jiangsu Olympic Center, China
Partner Company: Nanjing Kingdom Architecture Design Co. Ltd., China
Structural Engineering: Breuninger Tragwerksplanung, Dr. Ulrich Breuninger
Site Area: 10,605 sqm
Project Area: 27,449 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten was awarded first prize for their proposal for the Beijing Patent Office. Located in downtown Beijing, the site is near a new subway line and sits opposite the entrance hall of Caishikou Station. The proposal integrates the Patent Office into the site’s sustainable traffic infrastructure. The building is divided into a central hall, towers, bridges, open spaces and spacious rooftop gardens that creates an interconnected, communicative structure. A surrounding strip embraces the individual parts of the building, extending from the roof to the façade, spanning open spaces, thereby giving the Beijing Patent Office a specific identity in the urban context.
More about the proposal and more images after the break.