playze and Schmidhuber Selected to Design Ningbo’s Urban Planning Museum

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playze and Schmidhuber have been selected as winners of an invited competition to design the Urban Planning Exhibition Center in , China. Inspired by the ancient artform of the Chinese ribbon dance, the exhibition center aims to “blur the lines” between citizens and decision makers in a way that grants the public “rare access into the inner-workings of the city” in an effort to strengthen the relationship between local government and community.

The idea of the Chinese “Urban Planning Museums” is the nation’s response to the rapid urban growth occurring in many of its major cities. The museums are intended to communicate city planning and development issues to the public. You can learn more about playze and Schmidhuber’s design, after the break.

Tony’s Organic House / Playze

© Bartosz Kolonko

Architects: Playze
Location: , China
Team: Mengjia He, Pascal Berger, Marc Schmit, Martina Knotkova, Mching Wang, Didier Callot, Felix Zheng, Maggie Tang, Benny Hou, Daisy Yuan, James Liu, Chao Yu
Light Design: UnoLai
Area: 1,230 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bartosz Kolonko

Tony’s Farm / Playze

© Bartosz Kolonko

Architects: Playze
Location: Shanghai,
Team: Mengjia He, Pascal Berger, Marc Schmit, Meijun wu, Liv Xu Ye, Ahmed Hosny, Andres Tovar, Sebastian Hefti, Maggie Tang
Area: 1,060 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bartosz Kolonko