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Shizimen Central Business District / 10 Design

  • Architects: 10 Design
  • Location: Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
  • Chief Design Architect: Gordon Affleck
  • Area: 640000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Kerun Ip, Burega Farnell

© Kerun Ip © Kerun Ip © Kerun Ip © Kerun Ip

RMJM Designs Fish-Inspired Tower Clad with Aluminum Scales

RMJM's Shenzhen studio has just been awarded the contract to build a 93 metre public observation tower inspired by the importance of water in the historic Doumen District, Guangdong Province, China. Perched at the confluence of two rivers, the Doumen Observation Tower will rise from the waterfront of the Zhuhai, and is inspired by the form of a fish soaring above the water, clad in aluminum scales to protect from the hot Chinese sun. The tower will occupy a minimal footprint and will be surrounded by a large public plaza.

Check out the complete specs of Doumen Observation Tower after the break. 

Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Design Museum with Climate-Controlling Trees

Sited in the city of Zhuhai, China, this museum by Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos seeks to combine the opposing ideas of a festive, airy aesthetic with the need for a protected and enclosed space to showcase artwork. To that end, they have created a structure that resembles a landscape with sculptural tree-like forms emerging from publicly accessible courtyards. These “trees”, while an important aspect of the building’s visual identity, also play a major role in the climate control of the museum.

Summer International Shopping Mall / 10 Design

Courtesy of 10 Design
Courtesy of 10 Design

Construction for the Summer International Shopping Mall in Zhuhai, China has begun. The project is a mixed-use, 360,000 sqm development is designed by 10 Design and led by partner Gordon Affleck. The client challenged the design to move beyond the “black box” retail model, resulting in the diverse arrangement of forms and spaces of the final design.   Follow us after the break for more on this project.

Infinity Loop Bridge / 10 Design + Buro Happold

Courtesy of 10 Design + Buro Happold
Courtesy of 10 Design + Buro Happold

Creating a gateway entry to south China’s new planned commercial hub, the winning competition proposal by 10 Design + Buro Happold for their Infinity Loop Bridge marks the connection of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta. The 10 and Buro Happold team set out to create a simple and elegant structural solution for a bridge that would be a visual focal point both within the Shizimen District itself and along the Pearl River Delta coastline. More images and architects’ description after the break.