Juxing Tower Showroom / People’s Architecture Office

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Architects: People’s Architecture Office
Location: , Shanxi,
Principal: Hezhe, James Shen, Zangfeng
Design Team: Yang bin, Lian junqin
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

China Taiyuan Coal Transaction Center / 2A2 Design Department, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)

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Architects: 2A2 Design Department, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)
Location: Taiyuan, Shanxi,
Architect In Charge: Mi JunRen, Liu MingJun
Technical Director: Nie XiangDong, Li DaPeng
Structure: Chen BinLei, Zhao Nan, Hu ZhengPing
Area: 114000.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Yang ChaoYing

HENN Wins Competition to Build Cenke Tower in Taiyuan

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Berlin-based Henn Architekten has been chosen as the winner of the architectural competition to design the 280-meter Cenke Tower in . Located on a north-south axis, the mixed-use tower will include office, hotel, and retail space.

River Heights Pavilion / People’s Architecture Office

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Architects: People’s Architecture Office
Location: , Shanxi Province,
Principal: Hezhe, James Shen, Zangfeng
Project Team: Zhang minghui, Liu xiujuan, Jennifer Tran
Area: 1,800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office

Taiyuan Southern Station West Plaza / AS. Architecture Studio

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Situated in a strategic position for the development of the city of , , the design for the Southern Station West Plaza creates an important hub of services for the city’s population. Designed by AS. Architecture Studio, the project represents the first visual impact the city offers to visitors descending at the southern station, thus acquiring an important communicative and functional value. For this reason, the project constitutes a real landmark, standing out from the surrounding urban environment, enriching it and integrating within at the same time. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taiyuan Archaeological Museum / Paul Andreu Architecte

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Architects: Paul Andreu Architecte
Location: , Shanxi,
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: Paul Andreu Architecte

The Shanxi Grand Theater / Arte Charpentier Architectes


The project of the Shanxi opera house in , designed by Arte Charpentier Architectes, is at the heart of challenges such as the rapid development of the city and imposing reflections on its planning and scope. Situated in the new district of Changfeng, in the heart of a green island, it participates in the creation of a new centrality for the city. More images and project description after the break.

In Progress: Taiyuan Museum / Preston Scott Cohen


Preston Scott Cohen‘s winning competition proposal for the Taiyuan Museum of Art is currently under construction.  A cluster of buildings unified by continuous and discontinuous promenades both inside and outside. The building responds to the urban parkscape in which it is set; visitors are encouraged to pass through the building while not entering into the museum itself. An exterior ramp threading through the building connects the heterogeneous hardscapes, lawns and sculpture gardens. The integration of building and landscape registers multiple scales of territory ranging from the enormity of the adjacent Fen River to the intimacy of the museum’s own particular spatial episodes.

Architects: Preston Scott Cohen
Location: Taiyuan,
Client: Taiyuan City Government
Project Team: Preston Scott Cohen (architectural design); Amit Nemlich (planning); Collin Gardner, Hao Ruan, Joshua Dannenberg (design assistants, modeling, renderings); Yair Keshet(model)
Project Consultants: Architecture Design and Research Institute of South East University
Project Area: 32,500 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2010