Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Office Headquarters Building / LYCS Architecture

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LYCS Architecture has shared drawings and renderings for their Hongqiao CBD Office Headquarters Building, which broke ground this month.  Situated in a rapidly developing part of western and at the center of a transportation hub, the project is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

Suzhou Creek Boutique Hotel / DAtrans Architecture Office

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Architects: DAtrans Architecture Office
Location: ,
Architects: Chen Xudong, Yan Mengfei, Chen Yang, Wen Yifeng
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Geng Tao

Shanghai Pudong International Airport / Paul Andreu Architecte

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Architects: Paul Andreu Architecte
Location: ,
Design Team: F.Tamisier, G.Andreu, P.Gonon, H.Boitard
Area: 220,000 sqm
Year: 1999
Photographs: Paul Maurer

Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium Winning Proposal / Aedas

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Aedas recently won the competition to design Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium with their very dynamic and unique shaped proposal. Located in , their tower begins with an extruded rectangular plan, and independent from the podium, meets the ground to allow circulation around its base. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Mercato / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

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Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Research Office
Location: ,
Area: 1000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Video: This is Shanghai

A little over thirty years ago, was a fairly dense, mid-rise city with no skyscrapers. Now, has been transformed into a global metropolis with over 4,000 skyscrapers – twice as many as New York. In an attempt to capture the “diversities and eccentricities of the metropolis that is beyond the famous skyline,” photographer Rob Whitworth and urban identity expert JT Singh joined forces to create ‘This is Shanghai.’

Jiaotong University of Law / Kokaistudios

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Architects: Kokaistudios
Location: ,
Area: 10500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Charlie Xia

Madong Masterplan Winning Proposal / HYHW Architects

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Designed by HYHW Architects and Planners, the local development strategy and strategic focus of the Madong Masterplan is aimed at building upon history, automotive culture, sports culture, encouraging advances in manufacturing and modern services, with cultural charmand continual innovation in a technologically advanced green city. Serviced by a highway to the North and with Jiading Forest to the South-West, it benefits from convenient transport connections and the close proximity to the ecological landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Green Energy Laboratory / Archea

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Architects: Archea
Location: Shanghai,
Architect In Charge: Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti, Silvia Fabi, Giovanni Polazzi
Area: 4,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Charlie Xia

Green Valley Project Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Just this past Thursday, schmidt hammer lassen architects, East Architecture and Design Institute, and Expo Construction Development Company celebrated the ground breaking for, and start of construction of, the new Green Valley project on the site of the former 2010 Expo. Located immediately next to the iconic Chinese pavilion, the architects won the international competition to design this 50,000-square-meter project last year. This project aims to become a new central urban development in , integrating new sustainable solutions in both the urban design and the individual buildings on the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

schmidt hammer lassen architects Break Ground on Waterfront Development in Shanghai

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Following their 2012 victory in an invited international competition, Danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen architects has broke ground on what will be a new central urban development in . Located on the waterfront site of the 2010 World Expo, the 50,000 square-meter ‘Green Valley’ development will be based off of the Expo’s well-developed infrastructure of green parks, promenades and cultural attractions to create a vibrant new destination for all of Shanghai.

Tony’s Organic House / Playze

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Architects: Playze
Location: ,
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

Henkel Asia-Pacific and China / HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg

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Architects: HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg
Location: ,
Client: Henkel Company Limited
Area: 22,100 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: H.G. Esch

Kemuri Shanghai Restaurant / Prism Design


Architects: Prism Design
Location: ,
Design Team: Tomohiro Katsuki, Masanori Kobayashi, Reiji Kobayashi
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: PRISM DESIGN, Nacasa & Partners Inc.”(Eiichi Kano)

TJAD New Office Building / TJAD

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Architects: TJAD
Location: Shanghai,
Project Director: Ding Jiemin
Head Of Design: Zeng Qun
Project Architects: Zeng Qun, Wen Xiaoqin, Wu Min, Sun Ye, Chen Kangquan, Zhang Yan, Wang Xiang
Area: 64,522 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of TJAD

From East Bookstore / Scenic Architecture Office

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Architects: Scenic Architecture Office
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Scenic Architecture
Area: 726.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Scenic Architecture

Restaurant by Yuanxiang Lake / Atelier Z+

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Architects: Atelier Z+
Location: Jia ding, , China
Architects: Zhang Bin, Zhou Wei
Design Team: Li Qin, Jin Yanlin, Wang Jiaqi, Li Yin
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier Z+

Hongqiao Business District Winning Proposal / MVRDV

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Upon recently winning the competition, MVRDV‘s design for the Hongqiao Business District recently started construction. The plan comprises ten office towers, an underground shopping center, cultural program, parking and a sunken plaza which will bring a more intimate form of urban life into an area currently dominated by large boulevards and urban expressway’s. Located near the fourth busiest airport in all of mainland , the 4.5ha site is divided into a small northern plot of 8,409 m2 and a larger southern plot. More images and architects’ description after the break.