Büro Ziyu Zhuang and RSAA Reimagine the Basilica With Modernized Church in China

12:00 - 3 January, 2016
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Courtesy of RSAA

Büro Ziyu Zhuang and RSAA has unveiled the design for its Zhangjiagang Church project, a community center and church complex in Zhangjiagang, China. Based around the idea of addressing current challenges of religion, the main church is separated from other functions, which are clustered in supporting buildings.

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gmp Selected to Design New Library in Suzhou

14:00 - 24 July, 2015
Entrance of library. Image © Willmore CG
Entrance of library. Image © Willmore CG

gmp Architekten has been selected to design a new library in Suzhou in China. As Suzhou's second library, the building will be constructed in the Xiangcheng area, a newly-constructed part of the city to the North of Suzhou's historic center. Located next to one of Xiangcheng's many artificial water courses, in addition to a traditional library, the building will feature China's first fully automated storage system for 7 million books, as well as other public functions including a cinema and exhibition rooms.

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XJTLU Becomes First Chinese Architecture Course with Unconditional RIBA Accreditation

00:00 - 17 February, 2015
XJTLU's Administration Information Building, completed in 2013 by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas
XJTLU's Administration Information Building, completed in 2013 by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded unconditional RIBA Part 1 accreditation to the undergraduate program at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, making it the first Chinese architecture program to be certified by the UK architecture body. The accreditation marks another first for XJTLU's partner university at Liverpool, which pioneered the RIBA accreditation system by becoming the first certified course in the world in 1906, and officially marks the program at XJTLU as on a par with other architecture schools around the world.

Zhangjiagang Town River Reconstruction / Botao Landscape

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhangjiagang City Price Control Bureau, 70 Renmin Middle Road, Zhangjiagang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215600
  • Area

    65000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Botao Landscape

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Suzhou School / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
© Shu He
© Shu He
  • Architects

  • Location

    Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    James Brearley, Fang Qun, Jiang Han, ,Lin Donghui, Richard Tam, Olga Mladenovic, Nicky Chang, Mao Jie, Zhou Yinying, Chen Lei
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Shu He

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Kunshan Visitor Center / Vector Architects

00:00 - 3 July, 2014
© Su shengliang
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Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 111 Ren'ai Road, 工业园区 Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215123
  • Project Design Director

    Andy Wen
  • Client

    Suzhou Industrial Park Education Investment Development Co. Ltd.
  • Area

    59893.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Aedas

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ZHOUSHI Culture & Sports Center / UDG YangZheng Studio

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
© Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang
  • Architects

    UDG YangZheng Studio
  • Location

    Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yang Zheng, Zhang Yu
  • Design Team

    Team:Zhou Song、Liu Yanlin、Zhong Kai、Qian Qian
  • Area

    31387.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Kangka Zhouzhuang Tourist Resort Aquatic Club / UDG China

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
© Yao Li
© Yao Li
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhouzhuangzhen, Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215325
  • Architect in Charge

    Qian Qiang, Li Xiaojian, Bernd Lederle, Feng Haihua, Li Chencheng, Bi Yifei, Tanase yo shoji, Satoshi Morita, Chen Hongbin, Simone De Gradi
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Yao Li

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Jinguyuan Mixed use Complex / Miao Design Studio

01:00 - 8 December, 2013
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Courtesy of Miao Design Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect

    Pu Miao, Hanjia Design Group
  • Architect Of Record

    Jiang Ninqing
  • Area

    6220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Miao Design Studio

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Visitor Center in Lake Yangcheng Park / Miao Design Studio

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
Courtesy of Miao Design Studio
Courtesy of Miao Design Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architects

    Pu Miao and Hanjia Design Group
  • Architect of Record

    Jiang Ninqing
  • Area

    844.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Miao Design Studio

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Office complex Haokang / Archiplein

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
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© Frédéric Henriques

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Suquan Yuan / TM Studio

01:00 - 25 March, 2013
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Courtesy of TM Studio
  • Architects

    TM Studio
  • Location

    suzhou, china
  • Architect

    Tong Ming
  • Area

    5600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of TM Studio

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Suzhou Industrial Park Sports Center / NBBJ

01:00 - 13 February, 2013
Stadium View from River © NBBJ
Stadium View from River © NBBJ

NBBJ has shared with us their latest design in sports architecture, a multifunctional industrial sports complex for the residents of Suzhou, China. Designed as a community asset, the cultural sports hub will include a commercial center, aquatics facility, gymnasium, arena, professional sports stadium and more. All facilities will be integrated within a lush “Sports Garden” that features an abundance of pedestrian walkways, gardens and sport fields. 

The architects' description after the break...

Suzhou Industrial Park Central Business District / SWA Group

13:09 - 20 September, 2011

Lead by principal designers Hui-Li Lee and John Wong, SWA Group  along with consulting architect Ojanen_Chiou Architects provided the winning competition proposal for the Suzhou Industrial Park Central Business District which aims to bridge old and new cultural historic heritage through the innovative design of public open space.  Providing a focal point for the Suzhou’s CBD, the park highlights its ideal location, the connection between ecological and social environments, and the unique landscape of Jinji Lake which offers a mix of urban life and waterfront activities .

Landscape Architects: SWA Group Location: Suzhou, China Consulting Architect: Ojanen_Chiou Architects Drawings/Renderings: SWA Group