Vanke Sales Center Façade Renovation / Shenzhen Upright &Pure Architectural Design

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Architects: Shenzhen Upright, Pure Architectural Design
Location: , Henan,
Area: 4600.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Shenzhen Upright & Pure Architectural Design

Le Meridien Zhengzhou / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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Architects: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Location: , Henan,
Interiors: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Area: 43,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Zhengzhou Vanke City Gallery / Locus Associates

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Landscape Architects: Locus Associates
Location: Zhengzhou, Henan,
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
Year: 2013
Photographs: Béton Brut

Zhengzhou Airport District Urban Planning EXhibition Centre Proposal / AUA

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Constituting the northern portion of the planned ‘Future Square’ in the rapidly developing Airport District of , , 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

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Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Location: , Henan, China
Area: 240,169 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: SOM | © Si-ye Zhang

Zhengdong New District Office Building Proposal / AUA

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Located in ’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.

Zhengzhou Mixed Use Development / Trahan Architects

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Trahan Architects have proposed a 4.3 million square-foot mixed-use development in the historic city center of , China – the capital and largest city of the , with a population of 8.6 million. The concept is part of a broad scale master plan for redeveloping through ecological and infrastructure development. Continue after the break for more images and the project description.

Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / AZL architects

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Public places embodying shared cultural values and ideals have the opportunity to become the most important activity and urban life centers in cities. Contrary to the iconic architecture and closed façades ubiquitous in , AZL architects feel public buildings need to present an openness and give back to the urban context, especially in the case of the Zhengdong District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.

Architect: AZL architects
Location: Zhengzhou, , China
Project Team: Zhang Lei, Qi Wei, Guo Donghai, Cai Zhenghua
Collaborator: Architectural Design & Planning Institute, Nanjing University
Project Area: 8,450 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Yao Li