Kunshan Visitor Center / Vector Architects

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Architects: Vector Architects
Location: , , Jiangsu, China
Architect In Charge: Gong Dong
Project Architects: Zhimin Zhou, Xiangdong Kong, Feng Xu, Ran Huo
Area: 280 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shengliang Su

Vanke Brand Center / Vector Architects

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Architects: Vector Architects
Location: ,
Design Partner In Charge: Gong Dong
Design Team: Chen Liang, Qifeng Wang, Zhimin Zhou, Jian Wang, Mary Jane Kwan, Pingdong Sun, Feng Xu, Qing Chang
Area: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shu He & Shengliang Su

Riverside Park Pavilion / Vector Architects

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Architects: Vector Architects
Location: Kunshan,
Partner In Charge: Chien-­Ho Hsu, Gong Dong
Project Architect: Feng Xu
Project Advisor: Nan Wang
Project Team: Brian Lap Heng Fung, Xing Liang, Diego Caro Serrano, Edith Yeung, Zhimin Zhou
Area: 175 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shengliang Su

Taoyuanju / Vector Architects

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Architects: Vector Architects
Location: Tianjin,
Partner-in-Charge: Gong Dong, Chienho Hsu
Associate-in-Charge / Project Architect: Nan Wang
Architect: Dongping Sun, Han Ling
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,200 sqm
Photographs: Shu He

Harvest Pavilion / Vector Architects

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Architect: Vector Architects
Location: ,
Client: Kunshan City Investment Company
Design-Partner-In-Charge: Gong Dong, Chien-ho Hsu
Project Architect: Feng Xu
Project Advisor: Nan Wang
Building Area: 150 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Shu He Photo

Is China Architects’ New Dubai?

West Kowloon Cultural District Theater Village from Water © OMA

The latest buzz from China is all about the West Kowloon Cultural District, a large performing arts venue incorporating studios, theaters, performance venues, and cultural and public spaces.   We’ve brought you coverage on OMA’s proposal as well as Foster+Partners‘ and Rocco Design Architects‘ schemes, and as the master plan develops, we’ll be sure to bring you the latest updates.  As CNN reported, China has become “an increasingly attractive territory for leading architects.”  And, we couldn’t agree more.  Over the past few months, we’ve seen great projects from Holl emerging in China, such as his Horizontal Skyscraper in Shenzhen, as well as Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House,  OMA’S CCTV Tower, + CCDIP’s Tianjin Elementary School, and, not to mention,  Plasma Studio’s Flowing Gardens.  Plus, in terms of experimentation, China’s recent Expo 2010 offered the perfect opportunity for architects across the world to demonstrate their newest concepts about space, materials and performance.  This explosion of architecture in the West has brought with it a sense of fresh experimentation of form and analysis of programmatic elements and organization.  Together, the buildings are forming a rich and diverse vocabulary of architecture sprinkled throughout China.   Koolhaas commented to CNN, “I think that any architect today has to be interested in China.”

What do you think of this growing “architectural playground”?

Tianjin Elementary School / Vector Architects + CCDI

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Architects: Vector Architects +
Location: Tianjin, Xiqing, China
Design Architect: Gong Dong
Partners of : Gong Dong, Chien-ho Hsu
Collaborating Architects of CCDI: Qiang Lv
Project Architect & Site Architect of Vector Architects: Nan Wang
Client: County Government
Project Area: 18,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: ShuHe

Apartment 3E / Vector Architects

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Architects: Vector Architects
Location: Beijing,
Partner in Charge: Chien-Ho Hsu
Project Area: 265 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Chien-Ho Hsu

Momentary City – CR Land Hefei Dongdajie Sales Pavilion / Vector Architects

Architect: Vector Architects
Location: Hefei,
Client: CR Land
Design-partner-in-charge: Gong Dong
Project Architect: Jiajun Chen, Qun Sun
Structural/Mechanical Engineer: Huanyu Design Institute, Hefei
Project Area: 900 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Shuhe Photo &

CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom / Vector Architects

Architect: Vector Architects

Location: Beijing,
Project Year: 2008
Client: CR Land
Design Partner in Charge: Gong Dong
Managing Partner in Charge: Hongyu Zhang
Project Architect: Shuo Li
Site Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Vector Architecture