Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Design the Tianjin Juilliard School in China

14:10 - 1 October, 2015
The Juilliard School; New York / FXFowle + Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
The Juilliard School; New York / FXFowle + Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has been selected to design the new Tianjin Juilliard School. The same practice that expanded Juilliard's New York home in 2009, DS+R plans to build the new facility in Tianjin by 2018. The project has already received preliminary approval of a graduate degree program from China’s Ministry of Education.

Once complete, the new school will offer a Master of Music degree from Juilliard in the areas of orchestral performance, chamber music performance, and collaborative piano; a pre-college program; an instrumental training program; adult education; and public performances and exhibits.

Binhai Xiaowai High School / HHD FUN

02:00 - 16 September, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, Tianjin, China
  • Design Team

    Wang Zhenfei, Wang Luming, Li Hongyu, Thomas Clifford Bennett, Wang Yiliang, Tang Xiaohuan, Yin Guodong, Li Renzhong, Liu Jiawei
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Wang Zhenfei

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Competition Entry: HAO + AI Envision Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek for Tianjin

01:00 - 24 January, 2015
Courtesy of HAO
Courtesy of HAO

Commissioned by the Tianjin Urban Planning Bureau, Holm Architecture Office (HAO) and Archiland International (AI) have unveiled their competition proposal for the Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek in Tianjin.

Envisioned as part of a new media park slated for construction in the city, the building's design is playful and contemporary, offering visitors a "series of unique spatial experiences." Learn more about the project and view selected images from the proposal after the break.

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Tianjin Riverside 66 / Kohn Pedersen Fox

01:00 - 5 October, 2014
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Master Plan Revealed for Binhai Eco City in Tianjin

01:00 - 30 August, 2014
Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office
Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office

Holm Architecture Office and AI - along with landscape architects Kragh Berglund – have been named shared winners of the Eco City Binhai Master Plan. Located outside Tianjin in Northern China, the project will consist of a new Central Business District and five new cultural buildings. Learn more about this plan after the break.

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Tianhua to Transform 97-Year-Old Chinese Textile Mill into Art Gallery

01:00 - 13 May, 2014
Interior of the proposed renovation. Image © Tianhua
Interior of the proposed renovation. Image © Tianhua

Repurposing antiquated buildings is on the rise in China, and this proposal by Tianhua Architecture Design Company serves as a prime example. Planned for a site in the Hexi district of Tianjin, the Shanghai-based practice will soon transform a 1917 textile mill into a contemporary art gallery and private museum. 

The architects, who have adapted their design to emphasize the gridded layout and high ceilings of the existing structure, plan to insert a garden courtyard deep into the building’s core. This will not only counterpoint the structure’s industrialized aesthetic, but will provide natural light deep into the interior while preserving the exiting cruciform layout. 

Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum / Sunlay

01:00 - 12 April, 2014
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Courtesy of Sunlay
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Design Team

    Zhang Hua
  • Area

    2220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Sunlay

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Rafael de La-Hoz Unveils TEDA Monument in Tianjin

01:00 - 12 April, 2014
Day 1. Image Courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz
Day 1. Image Courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz

Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz has designed a mirrored, 60-meter monument to commemorate the 30 anniversary of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA). The design, titled “A Cut between heaven and earth”, was “driven by an effort to analyze the process of abstraction and reinterpretation of the site.” 

In Progress: Tianjin Riverside 66 / KPF

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Design Principal

    James von Klemperer, FAIA
  • Director/Senior Designer

    Jeffrey A. Kenoff, AIA
  • KPF Project Team and Contributors

    Jeffrey A. Kenoff, Audrey Choi, Edwin Lau, Peter Gross, Ciara Seymour, Gary Stluka, Benjamin Albury; Bernard Chang; Hanna Chang; Saera Park; Shang Chen; Sarah Smith; James Kehl; Sandra Choy; Thomas Coldefy; Javier Galindo; Onur Gun; Heejin Kim; Yoojung Kim; Ming Leung; Luis Llull; Manon Pare; Charles Portelli; Samuel Schmitz; James Siow; Kristin Speth; Donald Springer; Kyle Steinfeld; Scott Wilson, James von Klemperer, Paul Katz
  • Area

    152800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

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Samaranch Memorial Museum / Archiland

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
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Courtesy of Archiland
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Collaborators

    HAO architects, Kragh & Berglund landscape, COWI, TADI
  • Area

    17800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Archiland

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National Maritime Museum Competition Entry / Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + AI

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + AI
Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + AI

Situated outside the city of Tianjin in Northern China, the proposal for the new National Maritime Museum is designed to house both new and old maritime items with a focus on celebrating the historical achievements of Chinese naval exploration through out time. Designed by Holm Architecture Offce (HAO) + AI the museum combines all aspects of the maritime world, from aquarium to sailing to education, combining a series of unique visitor experiences under one roof. More images and architects’ description after the break.

National Convention and Exhibition Center Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
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© gmp Architekten

gmp Architekten just won the first prize in the competition to design the 1.2 million square-meter Tianjin Exhibition Center. Now the third city where an exhibition center of international importance will be built after Shanghai and Guangzhou, their design concept proposes two almost identical construction phases. They both consist of a central entrance hall roofed over by filigree canopies, 8 exhibition halls on both sides and a main central thoroughfare that connects the entrance halls with the exhibition halls. More images and architects' description after the break.

Galaxay Mall / tvsdesign

01:00 - 30 January, 2013
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Courtesy of tvsdesign

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Tianjin Hotel Proposal / HAO

07:00 - 16 December, 2012
Courtesy of HAO (Holm Architecture Office)
Courtesy of HAO (Holm Architecture Office)

The hotel concept for the five-star hotel in Tianjin, China incorporates the traditional hotel amenities such as conference rooms, restaurants, and fitness areas with a vibrant gallery for art and changing exhibitions showcasing local and international artists. Designed by HAO/Holm Architecture Office, the building orients the building mass to create better views towards downtown Tianjin while curving back part of the volume to create a covered area for the hotel entrance and drop-off. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tower of Ring / EASTERN Design Office

01:00 - 28 October, 2012
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© Koichi Torimura

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Tianjin Grand Theater / gmp Architekten

10:00 - 17 October, 2012
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© Christian Gahl
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Project Leaders

    David Schenke, Xu Shan
  • Design Team

    Tobias Keyl, Matthias Grünewald, Martin Gänsicke, Susan Schwarz, Verena Fischbach, Bin Zhou, Jan Demel, Thilo Zehme, Duc Nguyen, Di Wu, Fang Xie
  • Structural Engineers

    Schlaich Bergermann and Partner
  • Light Planning

    Conceptlicht
  • Stage Technology

    Kunkel Consulting
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Christian Gahl

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In Progress: Samaranch Memorial Museum / Archiland Beijing + HAO (Holm Architecture Office)

01:00 - 7 August, 2012
Courtesy of HAO
Courtesy of HAO

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Taoyuanju / Vector Architects

01:00 - 7 August, 2012
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