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Aedas Reveal Dynamic New Design For The Shenzhen Luoho Friendship Trading Centre

08:00 - 13 September, 2016
Aedas Reveal Dynamic New Design For The Shenzhen Luoho Friendship Trading Centre, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

A department store in Shenzhen, China, is currently undergoing a major transformation into what the architect describes as an "a new sustainable and iconic design for the city." Designed by Aedas, the Shenzhen Luoho Friendship Trading Centre will include a new skyscraper and a "vibrant and porous" 7-story retail podium. Integrated landscaping and green balconies turn the development into an "urban oasis" in the heart of the city.   

Prince Bay Marketing Exhibition Centre / AECOM

19:00 - 29 August, 2016
Prince Bay Marketing Exhibition Centre / AECOM, © Zhang Xuetao
© Zhang Xuetao

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Prince Bay, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    AECOM (Shenzhen) Ltd
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

MLA+ and CAUPD Win Urban Design Competition to Regenerate Along the G107 Highway in Shenzhen

06:00 - 16 August, 2016
MLA+ and CAUPD Win Urban Design Competition to Regenerate Along the G107 Highway in Shenzhen, Courtesy of MLA+
Courtesy of MLA+

Foreign leading firm MLA+ and local leading firm the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, in collaboration with Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners and the Shenzhen Municipal Design & Research Institute, have won first prize in the urban design competition for the regeneration of an area along the G107 highway in the Bao’an district of Shenzhen, China.

Located on both aspects of the G107, the one- to two-kilometer piece of land forms a 53-square-kilometer area for the new plan, which will redevelop a fragmented industrial landscape created by the highway and Shenzhen’s identity as a former “Factory of the World” city.

Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy

08:56 - 12 July, 2016
Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy, Fall Application
Fall Application

The Urban Design Plus is a PostGrad program. Applicants must already posses either an undergraduate or graduate degree. We are open to people with a diverse backgrounds that relate to the formation of our urban places – including architects, urban planners, landscape architects, economists, artists, sociologists, etc.

For your application we require the submission of a statement of interest [less than one A4 of text], cv/resume, and a sample of work – which could include a portfolio, work samples, and/or writing samples. All are to be submitted in one single pdf, smaller than 10mb.

Shenye TaiRan Building / ZHUBO DESIGN

20:00 - 2 June, 2016
Shenye TaiRan Building / ZHUBO DESIGN, Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN

Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    The #8 Tairan Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Laura Belevica, Aaron Robin
  • Design Team

    Liu Hai Long, Li Jing, Mao Yuan Jing, Yang Guang
  • Executive Architect

    Feng Guo Chuan
  • Project Managers

    Liang Qi Bo, Zhang Zhen
  • Area

    168950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd.

19:00 - 27 April, 2016
Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd.

Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd. Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd. Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd. Shenzhen VC-PE Tower / Studio Georges Hung + Huazhu Architecture & Engineering Co. Ltd. +28

Mecanoo’s Cultural Center in Shenzhen Set to Top Out in April

06:00 - 31 March, 2016
Mecanoo’s Cultural Center in Shenzhen Set to Top Out in April, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

A new cultural center designed by Mecanoo, located in the Longgang district of Shenzhen, China is currently under construction and is set to top out by end-April. With the goal of revitalizing an existing park-square, the new complex includes a variety of programs such as a bookshop, an art museum, a youth center, and a science center. The nearly 100,000 square-meter building is set to open to the public in 2018. 

Open Competition: Multi-Dimensional Space Planning for Bao’an (G107 Fashion Business Zone)

13:30 - 28 March, 2016
 Open Competition: Multi-Dimensional Space Planning for Bao’an (G107 Fashion Business Zone)

Bao’an District, located in west of Shenzhen, adjacent to Pearl River Estuary in the west and bordered with Dongguan in the north, as well as in the golden corridor connecting Guangdong and Hong Kong and the heartland for development backbone of Great Pearl River Delta, is featured by advantageous geographical location. Taking National Highway G107, Bao’an Avenue and Metro Line 1 as the skeleton, the Golden Development Zone is one of the three major zones in the overall spatial structure of “three zones, two hearts, two cities and one valley” delimited by Bao’an Comprehensive Plan, with a total length of about 30km.

IBOBI Kindergarten / VMDPE

19:00 - 17 March, 2016
IBOBI Kindergarten / VMDPE, © Kevin Ho
© Kevin Ho

© Kevin Ho © Kevin Ho © Kevin Ho © Kevin Ho +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen, China
  • Design Team

    Sim Chow, Echo Jia, Vinci Chan
  • Area

    630.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

"Floating Fields" Wins Shenzhen UABB Award And is Set to Continue Through 2016

04:00 - 17 March, 2016
"Floating Fields" Wins Shenzhen UABB Award And is Set to Continue Through 2016, © Thomas Chung
© Thomas Chung

The Urbanism\Architecture Bi-City Biennale (UABB) in Shenzhen finished in February, but at least one element of it lives on. Floating Fields, a project by Thomas Chung, Associate Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was installed at the UABB site at the Dacheng Flour Mills in Shekhou as a demonstration of a concept to return agriculture to the Shenzhen's bay with floating agricultural fields. The project, which forms the major landscape piece at the Biennale, received the Biennale Organising Committee Award at the event's closing ceremony.

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BIAD's Proposal for Shekou Sea World Culture and Arts Center

12:00 - 23 February, 2016
BIAD's Proposal for Shekou Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Courtesy of 2A2 Design Department, BIAD
Courtesy of 2A2 Design Department, BIAD

Beijing Institute of Architectural Design's (BIAD) 2A2 Design Department has unveiled their proposal for the Culture and Arts Center serving the newly developed Shekou Sea World area in Shenzhen. The design takes a rare attempt to optimize the interaction between commercial and cultural spaces, by taking advantage of the surrounding seascape.

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan to Design World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in Shenzhen

12:30 - 4 February, 2016
Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan to Design World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in Shenzhen, Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have won an international competition to design the world's largest waste-to-energy plant on the outskirts of Shenzhen, China. The new "Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plan will be capable of incinerating 5000 tonnes of waste per day - "one third of the waste generated by Shenzhen's 20 million inhabitants every year," according to the team. In addition to incinerating waste and generating power, the plant will serve as a place to teach residents about its purpose. 

Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen

04:00 - 26 January, 2016
Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen, Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc
Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc

At the dawn of the age of transatlantic commercial aviation, Shannon, a small town on the west coast of Ireland, was thrust into the spotlight. By 1959 it had been developed as the world’s first Free Trade Zone and New Town, providing a new—and persistent—business model for US multinationals seeking cheaper ways to operate in Europe. On the other side of the world, China was beginning to develop its urbanisation policy and was interested in how Shannon had successfully decentralised its administration from Dublin. After many visits in the early 1980s by Chinese leaders to study this model, under the direction of Deng Xiaoping, the Shannon planning system was used as a template in the formation of Shenzhen and has since been rolled across China.

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland is the flagship exhibition programme for Irish architecture and the built environment as part of Irish Design 2015. Shan-Zhen was first presented at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in 2015.

Teabank / Crossboundaries

17:00 - 22 January, 2016
Teabank / Crossboundaries, © Dong Hao / Crossboundaries
© Dong Hao / Crossboundaries

© Dong Hao / Crossboundaries © Dong Hao / Crossboundaries © Dong Hao / Crossboundaries © Dong Hao / Crossboundaries +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen Software Industry Base (Xuefu Road), Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Partners in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Area

    1980.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

HENN Wins Competition to Design Kingdee Tower in China

06:00 - 21 January, 2016
HENN Wins Competition to Design Kingdee Tower in China, © HENN
© HENN

HENN has won first place in the competition to design Kingdee Tower, the headquarters for software company Kingdee in Shenzhen, China. The 44-story glazed tower will be the central building for the new headquarters, rising from an irregular pentagon plan situated between two existing nine-story blocks.

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Shenzhen Software Industry Base / gmp architekten

19:00 - 14 January, 2016
Shenzhen Software Industry Base / gmp architekten, © Christan Gahl
© Christan Gahl

© Christan Gahl © Christan Gahl © Christan Gahl © Christan Gahl +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design

    Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Area

    137900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

OPEN's Competition Entry for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library

12:00 - 4 January, 2016
OPEN's Competition Entry for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library, Courtesy of Open Architecture
Courtesy of Open Architecture

In May 2015, Shenzhen Art Museum and Shenzhen Library organized an international design competition for their new homes in Longhua District. 134 firms submitted concept proposals for the first stage, eight firms were selected to enter the second phase competition in July, among them OMA, Steven Holl, Mecanoo, OPEN, KSP, and others. Below is OPEN’s competition entry for the second phase.

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AD Interviews: Hubert Klumpner / 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

08:00 - 2 January, 2016

At the opening to the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) we took a moment to speak with Hubert Klumpner, one of the event's six curators. A professor from the ETH Zurich Swiss Institute of Technology and partner at Urban Think Tank, Klumpner, together with Alfredo Brillembourg, spearheaded the curation of "Radical Urbanism," a sub-theme of the entire Biennale's wider theme, "Re-Living the City."

"...we believe that we have enough buildings, enough construction, enough infrastructure. And it is now time to consolidate it and find the qualities within the built. This is not against future production, it is more about a consideration of what we really want in cities." - Hubert Klumpner

Read on to learn how the "Radical Urbanism" exhibition reveals what we can learn from the interventions and ad-hoc, bottom-up initiatives. Also, don't miss Klumpner and Brillembourg's essay, "The Evolution of Radical Urbanism: What Does the Future Hold for Our Cities."