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Steven Holl Architects Unveils Plans for Cloud-Like Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai

12:15 - 25 January, 2017
Steven Holl Architects Unveils Plans for Cloud-Like Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai, Overal Aerial. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Overal Aerial. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has revealed plans for a new Cultural and Health Center to be located in Shanghai’s Fengxian District. Set into the public landscape, the two buildings will serve as a “social condenser” aimed at integrating the community of surrounding housing blocks together into a park along the Punan Canal.

Cultural Center Water View. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Cultural Center Interior Court. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Cultural Center Interior. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Watercolor - Landscape. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects +30

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Design New Shanghai Library

04:00 - 16 December, 2016
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Design New Shanghai Library, © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
© Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

With nearly 25 million inhabitants the Chinese city of Shanghai is currently the most populous city in the world and, in addition, has a central library system that dates back to the mid 19th Century. A new city library, designed by Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen and won following a two-stage international competition, will provide 110,000 square meters of space in the Pudong District and adjacent to Century Park – the largest green space in the city.

© D&W / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects © BATB / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects +13

Ennead Architects Breaks Ground on Shanghai Planetarium

14:00 - 20 November, 2016
Ennead Architects Breaks Ground on Shanghai Planetarium, Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has broken ground on the Shanghai Planetarium, a new 38,000-square-meter project that will define a new identity for the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (SSTM) in the Lingang district of Shanghai, China

Inspired by astronomical principles, the design is centered on the concept of orbital motion. “Each of the building’s three principal forma—the oculus, the inverted dome, and the sphere—acts as an astronomical instrument, tracking sun, moon, and stars, and reminding visitors that our concept of time originates in distant astronomical objects."

Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects +12

Aedas' "Cloud on Terrace" Will Bring Vertical Public Space to the Heart of Shanghai

06:15 - 8 November, 2016
Aedas' "Cloud on Terrace" Will Bring Vertical Public Space to the Heart of Shanghai, © AsymmetricA
© AsymmetricA

Aedas has unveiled plans for Gemdale Changshou Road, a new mixed-use project located within Shanghai’s urban city ring that will add 45,000 square meters (484,000 square feet) of terraced office and retail space within close proximity of a planned residential development.

Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, the design is nicknamed “Cloud on Terrace,” as it uses a series of green terraces as a visual and occupiable “bridge between the low-rise, residential developments to the south and Changshou Road to the north.”

© AsymmetricA © AsymmetricA © AsymmetricA Section. Image Courtesy of Aedas +9

7 Slope Studios / NAN Architects

22:00 - 4 November, 2016
7 Slope Studios / NAN Architects, © XIAO Xiao
© XIAO Xiao

© XIAO Xiao © XIAO Xiao © XIAO Xiao © XIAO Xiao +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    NAN Xu, Guo Qiwei, Zhu Zhaoyu
  • Structure

    Xia Bin
  • Area

    780.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Gensler's Shanghai Tower Named CTBUH's Best Tall Building Worldwide for 2016

15:00 - 4 November, 2016
Gensler's Shanghai Tower Named CTBUH's Best Tall Building Worldwide for 2016, © Connie Zhou
© Connie Zhou

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named Gensler’s Shanghai Tower as the 2016 Best Tall Building Worldwide, citing its “innovative design scheme in traditional Shanghainese architectural traditions.” The building was selected from among four regional winners, which included BIG’s VIA 57 West (Americas), Jean Nouvel’s The White Walls (Europe) and Orange Architects’ The Cube (Africa).

The Third Eye-Micro Renovation / Wutopia Lab

19:00 - 27 October, 2016
The Third Eye-Micro Renovation / Wutopia Lab, © CreatAR (Ai Qing, Mao Yinchen)
© CreatAR (Ai Qing, Mao Yinchen)

© CreatAR (Ai Qing, Mao Yinchen) © CreatAR (Ai Qing, Mao Yinchen) © CreatAR (Ai Qing, Mao Yinchen) © CreatAR (Ai Qing, Mao Yinchen) +13

CITIC Pacific High-Rise Development in Shanghai Beautifully Combines Natural With The Artificial

16:00 - 22 October, 2016
CITIC Pacific High-Rise Development in Shanghai Beautifully Combines Natural With The Artificial , Courtesy of EID
Courtesy of EID

EID Architecture looks to the traditional side of Shanghai when designing CITIC Pacific's high-rise residential neighborhood. The Shanghai downtown area will see six new residential towers and amenities through the development.

Designs for the building encourage social interactions through its amenities, which include leisure facilities, a spa, meeting and conference spaces, and roof gardens overhead. Undulating terraces on the top of each building promote a sense of community in addition to responding to the site's preservation of sunlight.

Courtesy of EID Courtesy of EID Courtesy of EID Courtesy of EID +32

Shanghai Hongqiao Performing Arts Center / BAU

20:00 - 18 October, 2016
Shanghai Hongqiao Performing Arts Center / BAU, Courtesy of BAU
Courtesy of BAU

Courtesy of BAU Courtesy of BAU Courtesy of BAU Courtesy of BAU +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    No.888 Tianshan Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    James Brearley, Steve Whitford, Jiang Han, Luo Huaili, Liu Shuai, Song Hui, Yang Qing’an, Xia Wen, Rong Yu, Li Fuming
  • Area

    14300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of BAU

Chi She / Archi-Union Architects

22:00 - 17 October, 2016
Chi She / Archi-Union Architects, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xuhui, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Philip F. Yuan / Archi-Union Architects
  • Design Team

    Alex Han, Xiangping Kong, Tianrui Zhu, Qinrong Liu
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Inside the Cloud / TEAM_BLDG

22:00 - 13 October, 2016
Inside the Cloud / TEAM_BLDG, © Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano

© Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect In Charge

    Xiao Lei, Wang Jin
  • Area

    649.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Benoy Unveils Design for Gala Avenue Westside in Shanghai's Harbour City

06:00 - 29 September, 2016
Benoy Unveils Design for Gala Avenue Westside in Shanghai's Harbour City, Courtesy of Benoy
Courtesy of Benoy

Design firm Benoy has just revealed its design for “Gala Avenue Westside,” a future mixed-use structure set within the iconic Lujiazui HARBOUR City development of Shanghai. Benoy (who recently created a green architectural design for Taiwan’s High-Speed Rail’s Hsin Chu Station Mall) have been appointed as the Masterplanner, Architect and Interior Designer of the Gala Avenue, set for completion in 2018.

Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy +9

Sasaki Wins Competition to Reshape Shanghai's Suzhou Creek

14:00 - 25 September, 2016
Sasaki Wins Competition to Reshape Shanghai's Suzhou Creek, Courtesy of Sasaki Associates
Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

U.S.-based firm Sasaki has won the international competition to redesign Suzhou Creek—also known as the Wusong River—in Shanghai, China, which was historically one of the city’s most vital water routes, but which, in recent decades, suffered severe pollution and neglect. After receiving a grant from the Asian Development Bank, the waterway has been cleaned and is now in the process of becoming a new centerpiece for Shanghai. 

Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Courtesy of Sasaki Associates Courtesy of Sasaki Associates +19

Take a Tour Inside Shanghai's Cultural Hotspot

16:00 - 24 September, 2016

Take a walk through the Hub Performance and Exhibition Center, designed by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, in the dynamic Hongqiao District of Shanghai, China. The video, produced with Pedro Pegenaute, showcases the Center's nature-inspired interior, featuring dramatic lighting and views framed by walnut- and oak-covered aluminum branches recalling forest canopies. 

Paras Cafe / The Swimming Pool Studio

22:00 - 22 September, 2016
Paras Cafe / The Swimming Pool Studio , © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie

© Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +9

WeWork Yangping Lu / Linehouse

19:00 - 21 September, 2016
WeWork Yangping Lu / Linehouse, © Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    135 Yanping Road, Jing’An, Shanghai, China
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Collaborating Designer

    Evelyn Chiu

OPEN, SANAA, Jean Nouvel & David Chipperfield Shortlisted in Competition for Pudong Art Museum in Shanghai

13:15 - 12 September, 2016
OPEN, SANAA, Jean Nouvel & David Chipperfield Shortlisted in Competition for Pudong Art Museum in Shanghai, Rendering 03_ View from Park
Rendering 03_ View from Park

OPEN's competition entry. Image Courtesy of OPEN Rendering 04_Art Plaza Perspective Rendering 05_Bund View from Art Plaza Rendering 01_ Night View from the Bund +32

Recently, Shanghai organized an international competition for the new Art Museum of Pudong. The site of the project is located at a prominent spot on the tip of Pudong’s Lujiazui CBD area directly below the Oriental Pearl Tower. Looking across Huangpu River from the Bund, the iconic skyline of Lujiazui has been such a symbolic image of modern Shanghai that any addition or alteration to this image is extremely sensitive. So the site has been deliberately left vacant for years, awaiting a significant cultural institute and meaningful contribution to the urban life at the megapolis. 

CaoHeJing Innovation Incubator / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

20:00 - 11 September, 2016
CaoHeJing Innovation Incubator / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie

© Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +15