RTA-Office Designs Service Center for China’s International Garden Expo

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RTA-Office has been selected to design and construct ’s 10th International Garden Expo Service Center in . The center will serve as the main entrance for pedestrian and public transportation visitors on the edge of the Fuhe River at the 214 hectare site’s north entrance. 

The Expo, which will commence in 2015, is one of the largest garden events in China. It will take place within the grounds of the Zhang Gongdi forest park and occupy a vast landfill area, making the Expo’s realization a major ecological restoration project.  

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1911 Revolution Museum / CADI

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Architects: CADI
Location: Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei,
Architect In Charge: Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei
Design Team: Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei, Guo Lei, Ding Mao, Li Mingyu, Cai Xiaopeng, Wen Siqing, Wang Xin, Shao Guofen, Zhang Hao, Hu Wenjin, Lei Jianping, Sun Yanbo, Liu Bin, Ou Yangjian
Area: 22138.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Zhang Guangyuan

Hanjie Wanda Square / UNStudio

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Architects: UNStudio
Location: Shahu Avenue, Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, , 430073
Design Team: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen and Mo Lai, Konstantinos Chrysos, Ariane Stracke, Veronica Baraldi and Thomas van Bekhoven, Elisabeth Brauner, Rodrigo Cañizares, Luis Etchegorry, Albert Gnodde, Ka Shin Liu, Chiara Marchionni, Cynthia Markhoff, Tomas Mokry, Iris Pastor, Machiel Wafelbakker, Shuang Zhang, Jinming Feng, Xinyue Guo, Cheng Gong
Model Makers: Patrick Noome, Todd Ebeltoft, Ali Ashgar
Area: 22630.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Edmon Leong

In Progress: Zhang ZhiDong and Modern Industrial Museum / Studio Daniel Libeskind

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Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Location: , China
Architect Of Record: Zhong Nan Design Institute
Contractor: G.C Wisco Construction
Area: 7,240 sqm
Photographs: Studio Daniel Libeskind

City in Sky / Mu Wei + Sam Cho + Yu Hui

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Architects:
Location: Wuhan,
Architect In Charge: Yu Hui
Contractor: 39 kids and families from Natur Organic Life, AaL volunteer students
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang

The New Music World / Lmyarch-studio

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Architects: Lmyarch-studio
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Lmyarch-studio
Design Team: Wei Li, Yuan yuan ,Fengxue Liu, Wenke Zhang,Meiyu Guo,Changqiong Li,Liang Li
Engineering: Haisheng Wu,Yantao He,Xinxin Sun
Area: 195 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio

Wuhan Marine Science and Research Tower Proposal / ACID + AaL + Studio méta-

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Designed for a marine based company, the design by ACID (Advanced Construction Information Development Co., Ltd) + AaL (Advance Architecture Lab) + Studio méta- creates an iconic architectural representation of their day to day business. The architects were interested in a frozen expression of twisting water and the idea of this movement with relation to the core business of their client. More images and architects’ description after the break.

N4+ Gluebam House / Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL]

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Architects: Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL]
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Mu Wei, Zhou Chao, Yu Hui
Area: 60 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Li Xiao

Agro-Housing / Knafo Klimor Architects

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Proposed by Knafo Klimor ArchitectsAgro-Housing was the winning project in Living Steel – Competition for Sustainable Housing (2007) for .  Part housing, part greenhouse, the proposal provides agricultural freedom to city dwellers.  A combination of rural and urban amenities, the proposal is an exciting take on individual urban farming.

For a closer look at this innovative way of thinking about a sustainable urbanity, join us after the break.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Win Competition for 4th Tallest Building in the World

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Chicago-based firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture recently announced that it has won an international competition to design the Greenland Center, which will likely be China’s third-tallest building, and the fourth tallest in the world, when completed in about five years at 606 meters (1,988 feet) high. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer in near the meeting of the Yangtze and Han rivers.

More images and project description after the break.