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Nanjing Eco-Tech Island Exhibition Center / NBBJ + Jiangsu Provincial Architectural Design & Research Institute

20:00 - 25 May, 2017
Nanjing Eco-Tech Island Exhibition Center / NBBJ + Jiangsu Provincial Architectural Design & Research Institute, © Paul Dingman
© Paul Dingman

This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons

06:00 - 20 April, 2017
This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons, © Kris Provoost
© Kris Provoost

A simultaneous celebration of their cultural iconicity and distillation from their various contexts, Beautified China is a photographic essay by Kris Provoost (one-half of the vlogging duo behind #donotsettle) that tracks the evolution of Chinese architectural landmarks over the course of the past 7 years. Beginning his investigation with the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, Provoost considers a decade of architecture proposed for China by the profession’s biggest names, many of which have been built now with monumental reputations in rising cities. 

“Most ‘starchitects’ had their chance to build, or to fulfill their wildest dreams,” explains Provoost. “Some of them became landmarks: CCTV headquarters by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren or the Bird’s Nest/National Stadium by Herzog and de Meuron for example. Others have turned a suburb into a new center, or have established a new city on its own.”

International Youth Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost China Pavilion / JingTang. Image © Kris Provoost British Pavilion / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Kris Provoost Galaxy SOHO / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost +22

Shitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL Architects

20:00 - 30 March, 2017
Shitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL Architects, © Hou Bowen
© Hou Bowen

© Yao Li © Hou Bowen © Hou Bowen © Hou Bowen +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Zhong Huaying, Zhang Lei
  • Design Team

    Zhong Huaying, Zhang Lei, Xi Hong
  • Area

    3000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Stefano Boeri Architetti Unveils Plans for Vertical Forest Towers in Nanjing

12:00 - 3 February, 2017
Stefano Boeri Architetti Unveils Plans for Vertical Forest Towers in Nanjing, © Stefano Boeri Architetti
© Stefano Boeri Architetti

Stefano Boeri Architetti has released plans for their first “Vertical Forest” project to be realized in Asia, two mixed-use towers to be located near the Yangtze River in the Pukou District of Nanjing, China. In total, over 1100 trees will cover the building, helping to regenerate local biodiversity while cleaning the air.

Daishan Kindergarten / Atelier Zhouling

22:00 - 19 January, 2017
Daishan Kindergarten / Atelier Zhouling, © HOU Bowen
© HOU Bowen

© HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Design Studio

    School of Architecture And Urban Planning, Nanjing University /Atelier Zhouling, Nanjing Changjiang Metropolitan Design CO. Ltd
  • Area

    4279.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Daishan Primary School / ZHOU Ling Design Studio

20:00 - 17 January, 2017
Daishan Primary School / ZHOU Ling Design Studio, © HOU Bowen
© HOU Bowen

© HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsi, China
  • Design Studio

    School of Architecture And Urban Planning, Nanjing University /Atelier Zhouling Nanjing Changjiang Metropolitan Design CO. Ltd
  • Principal Architect

    ZHOU Ling
  • Area

    11910.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Country Shop in Huashu Village / ZHOU Ling Design Studio

19:00 - 12 January, 2017
Country Shop in Huashu Village / ZHOU Ling Design Studio, © Hou Bowen - Zhou Ling
© Hou Bowen - Zhou Ling
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Chief Designer

    ZHOU Ling
  • Design team


    Qiu Gao Ying, Yin Yi, Wu Shi Jia, Quan Ping, Wu Chao Nan
  • Site Area

    668 m2
  • Area

    150.68 m2
  • Project Year

    09/2014– 06/2015
  • Photographs

Sneak Peek: Zaha Hadid Architects' Nanjing International Youth Culture Center

12:10 - 26 September, 2016
© Khoo Guo Jie
© Khoo Guo Jie

Photographer Khoo Guo Jie of Béton Brut has provided us with some new images of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre, now nearing completion along the Yangtze river in Hexi New Town, Nanjing’s new central business district.

Occupying a 5.2 hectare site, the complex contains 465,000 square meters of floor space, which includes a hotel, conference center, offices and underground parking, and is part of a larger masterplan by ZHA that will feature a pedestrian bridge linking the plaza with the other side of the river.

© Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie +10

Nanjing Green Light House / Archiland International

19:00 - 26 July, 2016
Nanjing Green Light House / Archiland International, Courtesy of Archiland International
Courtesy of Archiland International

Courtesy of Archiland International Courtesy of Archiland International Courtesy of Archiland International Courtesy of Archiland International +21

Renovation of Nanjing Confucius Temple / DC ALLIANCE

02:00 - 13 January, 2016
Renovation of Nanjing Confucius Temple / DC ALLIANCE, © Lyu Hengzhong
© Lyu Hengzhong

© Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Design Team

    Dong Yi , Cheng Jiujun ,Zhao Wei ,Jin Yuan, Wang Bin
  • Client

    Local government of Qinhuai district
  • Site Area

    42,000 sqm
  • Area

    42000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China

08:00 - 8 December, 2015
Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China, Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has unveiled the plans for its new project, the Qilin Technology Innovation Park, located in Nanjing, China. The 468,000 square meter project seeks to give a new direction to Chinese urbanism, as it moves away from the trend of “individual architectural trophies,” and towards “creating a holistic district identity and memorable urban space on a human scale.”

Inspired by Silicon Valley, the new science and technology district will create a “24-7 mixed-use urban research hub,” with commercial and government office space, conference facilities, residential buildings, hotels, retail environments, and public open space.

Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects +19

Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum / Studio Odile Decq

02:00 - 8 August, 2015
Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum / Studio Odile Decq, © Odile Decq
© Odile Decq

© Odile Decq © Odile Decq © Odile Decq © Odile Decq +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Client

    Nanjing Tangshan Investment and Development Company Limited
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Baiyunting Culture and Art Center / Dushe Architectural Design Co

21:00 - 12 March, 2015
Baiyunting Culture and Art Center / Dushe Architectural Design Co, © Su Sheng Liang
© Su Sheng Liang

© Su Sheng Liang © Su Sheng Liang © Su Sheng Liang © Su Sheng Liang +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Architecture Director

    Zhang Qi Lin
  • Project Director

    Ling Ke Ge
  • Design Team

    Xu Qi, Zhang Ya Chao, Zhang Jia Qi
  • Area

    25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects, Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li

“We have to try to work with scale and memory. I think in the last twenty years the main problem is that we lost the 归宿感 [sense of belonging]. The people here have been moving from house to house for a long time, the result is that we don’t have a feeling of home… even if you are staying in a nice house or villa you don’t consider it as an ideal or permanent home where you could stay. This might be considered the problem. More than ten years ago we used to have that feeling, the sense to belong to a specific space. We used to live in neighbourhoods where we had a social background, a community, now you don’t have any community, you don’t see the neighbors any more. Now Chinese people are becoming lonely, they are losing that feeling and becoming 'homeless'.” - Zhang Lei, Nanjing, 2013

Model Animal Research Center of Nanjing University / AZL architects. Image Courtesy of AZL Architects Slit House / AZL architects. Image © Nacasa & Partners Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects. Image © Yao Li +17

Cipea Villa / Sanaksenaho Architects

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Cipea Villa / Sanaksenaho Architects, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Design Team

    Matti Sanaksenaho,Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Jari Mänttäri, Maria Isotupa, Tommi Terästö, Jaana Hellinen
  • Structural Engineering

    Tero Aaltonen +local engineers
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Vanke New City Center Sales Gallery / Spark Architects

01:00 - 28 April, 2014
Vanke New City Center Sales Gallery  / Spark Architects, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Project Director

    Stephen Pimbley
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Construction Begins on UDG China's Nanjing Office Tower

01:00 - 19 April, 2014
Construction Begins on UDG China's Nanjing Office Tower, Aerial. Image © Luxigon
Aerial. Image © Luxigon

Construction has begun on the new Nanjing Jianye District office tower in China. Designed by UDG China, the multi-level complex will house hundreds of government workers throughout almost 100,000 square meters of office space.