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New Collectivism / O-office Architects

20:00 - 27 June, 2017
New Collectivism / O-office Architects, © Chaos.Z
© Chaos.Z

© Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Song Shan Hu Da Dao, Dongguan Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Principal Architects

    Jianxiang HE, Ying JIANG
  • Area

    4195.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre / Mailitis Architects

02:00 - 28 March, 2017
Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre / Mailitis Architects, © Ansis Starks
© Ansis Starks

© Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Austris Mailītis, Valters Murāns, Ints Menģelis, Kārlis Melzobs, Dina Suhanova, Andra Odumāne, Jekaterina Olonkina
  • Area

    614.8 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Tonkin Liu Reveals the Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou

16:00 - 19 February, 2017
Tonkin Liu Reveals the Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou, The Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou will contain apartments, offices, retail, leisure, and a hotel. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu
The Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou will contain apartments, offices, retail, leisure, and a hotel. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu

London-based firm Tonkin Liu has released images of its competition-winning Trade Centre in Zhengzhou, China. The Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou will comprise of five mixed-use towers swooping out of a ring-shaped podium. Inspired by the nearby Songshan mountainscape, the scheme aims to celebrate the city’s origins as it rockets into a high-tech future.

A family of five towers creates an urban mountainscape. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A responsive facade creates a heavy base, and lantern-like tips. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A ring-shaped podium contains a soft landscaped garden. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A family of mixed-use towers with responsive facades and vertical gardens. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu +8

Want to Understand the Inner Workings of China's iPhone City? Start Here

08:00 - 26 January, 2017
Want to Understand the Inner Workings of China's iPhone City? Start Here, Apple Store in Shanghai, China © Flickr user wza. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Apple Store in Shanghai, China © Flickr user wza. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The New York Times has published an in-depth article entitled ‘How China Built iPhone City With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partners’, revealing a treasure chest of public benefits for the world’s biggest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China. In a city of six million inhabitants in an impoverished region of China, the local government has contributed $1.5 billion to Foxconn, Apple’s supplier of iPhones. The money is used, in part, to improve local infrastructure, reduce Foxconn's export costs, and build housing for the factory’s 350,000-strong workforce (five times the number of people employed directly by Apple in the United States).

Apple Store in Shanghai, China © Flickr user wza. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Zhengzhou Convention Centre © Flickr user josechugijon. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Foxconn manufactures the iPhone © Flickr user prachatai. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 iPhone City, Zhengzhou at night © Flickr user damien_thorne. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 +5

Haishang Plaza Sales Center / Amphibian Arc

19:00 - 9 August, 2016
Haishang Plaza Sales Center  / Amphibian Arc, © Zhejia Dai
© Zhejia Dai

© Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Soyoo Joyful Growth Center / Crossboundaries

22:00 - 30 March, 2016
Soyoo Joyful Growth Center  / Crossboundaries, © Yang Chao Ying
© Yang Chao Ying

© Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying +20

Vanke Sales Center Façade Renovation / Shenzhen Upright & Pure Architectural Design Co., Ltd

01:00 - 25 November, 2014
Vanke Sales Center Façade Renovation / Shenzhen Upright & Pure Architectural Design Co., Ltd, Courtesy of Shenzhen Upright & Pure Architectural Design
Courtesy of Shenzhen Upright & Pure Architectural Design

Le Meridien Zhengzhou / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

01:00 - 26 July, 2014
Le Meridien Zhengzhou / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +16

Zhengzhou Vanke City Gallery / Locus Associates

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Zhengzhou Vanke City Gallery  / Locus Associates , © Béton Brut
© Béton Brut

© Béton Brut © Béton Brut © Béton Brut © Béton Brut +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Design Team

    Brandon Huang, Jerome Lee, Kenny Fung, Ray Wan
  • Facade Architect

    Shenzhen Upright&Pure Architectural Design Co. Ltd
  • Local Architect

    Chongqing Xinzhongjian Architectural Design Consultants
  • Area

    18000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Zhengzhou Airport District Urban Planning EXhibition Centre Proposal / AUA

07:00 - 7 February, 2013
Courtesy of AUA
Courtesy of AUA

Constituting the northern portion of the planned ‘Future Square’ in the rapidly developing Airport District of Zhengzhou, China, Atelier of Urban Architecture (AUA)‘s design is an iconic addition to the area. The proposed urban planning exhibition centre and associated landscape consists of various programs that are organized on the folding floor slabs, bringing visitors around the centre piece of the exhibition – the physical model, which itself is positioned within a sunken space on ground level. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza / Skidmore Owings & Merrill

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza / Skidmore Owings & Merrill, © SOM | © Si-ye Zhang
© SOM | © Si-ye Zhang

© SOM | © Si-ye Zhang © SOM | © Si-ye Zhang © SOM | © Si-ye Zhang © SOM | © Si-ye Zhang +11

Zhengdong New District Office Building Proposal / AUA

11:00 - 21 November, 2012
Courtesy of AUA
Courtesy of AUA

Located in Zhengzhou’s rapidly developing Zhengdong New District, the proposed office tower by AUA (Atelier of Urban Architecture) is an iconic building that sets a precedent for the area. Derived from a series of indexical and analytical drawings, the design is a direct response to the existing site geometry. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Greenland Zhengzhou Towers / Brininstool, Kerwin, + Lynch

22:00 - 30 August, 2011
© Brininstool, Kerwin, & Lynch
© Brininstool, Kerwin, & Lynch

The Greenland Zhengzhou Towers are unbuilt towers designed by Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch in 2010.  According to the architect description, the unique forms are “rooted in cultural influence, in which the massing is identifiable with the mountain formations found outside of Zhengzhou. The expression is balanced between historical symbolism and contemporary innovation.”

With an area that exceeds 6.5million square feet, this massive mixed-development was proposed to house a variety of programs, including office space and a five-star boutique hotel that occupies the top floors of the shorter tower on the south site.  BKL was involved with the design of the complex on all scales, from the site considerations the lighting design of the hotel units.  In addition to the typical hotel amenities afforded by luxury hotels (ballrooms, lap pools, spa, fitness center, etc.), the complex is decidedly Eastern, with meditation gardens and outdoor terraces. More after the break.

Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects

01:00 - 26 April, 2011
Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China
  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Qi Wei, Guo Donghai, Cai Zhenghua
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design & Planning Institute, Nanjing University
  • Area

    8450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs