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Ningbo

Altlife Bookstore in Ningbo / Kokaistudios

20:00 - 2 October, 2017
Altlife Bookstore in Ningbo / Kokaistudios, © Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis, Pietro Peyron, Ian Yu, Wei Tao, Chang Liu, Andrea Antonucci, Marta Pinheiro, Yin-Ying Tseng, Xiting Wei, Mamam Hashan, Hongshi Zhang, Kinnan Gu
  • Area

    2400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

In Ningbo, Two Vast Construction Sites Highlight the Spectacular Scale of High-End Construction in China

04:00 - 22 August, 2017
In Ningbo, Two Vast Construction Sites Highlight the Spectacular Scale of High-End Construction in China, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

Photographer Marc Goodwin—perhaps best known to our readers for his series shooting architectural offices in London, Seoul, BeijingParis, and the Nordic countries—recently travelled to Ningbo, China, on behalf of RSH+P (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (SHL).

The resulting photo essay at once captures a series of projects currently under construction—including "Ningbo Gateway", a luxury residential tower by RSH+P, and a range of accompanying buildings by SHL—while simultaneously revealing a sense of the very particular atmosphere of this industrial port city.

RSH+P. Image © Marc Goodwin SHL. Image © Marc Goodwin RSH+P. Image © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin + 22

Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies / Mario Cucinella Architects

22:00 - 9 February, 2016
Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies / Mario Cucinella Architects, © Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Angelo Agostini
  • In Collaboration With

    Eva Cantwell, Richard Ceccanti, Francesco Fulvi, Caterina Maciocco, Giuseppe Perrone, Natalino Roveri (model maker), Luca Stramigioli, Debora Venturi (environmental strategies)
  • Team

    Prof. Brian Ford, Prof. Saffa Riffat, Rosa Schiano, Mauricio Hernandez Tascon
  • Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Jiangbei Foreign Language School / DC ALLIANCE

22:00 - 11 January, 2016
Jiangbei Foreign Language School / DC ALLIANCE, © Lyu Hengzhong
© Lyu Hengzhong

© Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang Province,China
  • Design Team

    Cui Zhe, Dong Yi,Cheng Jiujun,Shi Linlin
  • Client

    Jiangbei District Public Construction Center
  • Area

    42000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Yinzhou City Investment Office Building Renovation / DC ALLIANCE

19:00 - 6 October, 2015
Yinzhou City Investment Office Building Renovation / DC ALLIANCE, © LV Hengzhong
© LV Hengzhong

© LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    Cui Zhe, Zhu Jiasheng ,Xu Jialiang ,Zhang Ye
  • Client

    Yinzhou City Investment
  • Project Year

    2015

Xinkaihe Kindergarten / DC ALLIANCE

17:00 - 5 October, 2015
Xinkaihe Kindergarten / DC ALLIANCE, © LV Hengzhong
© LV Hengzhong

© LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang Province ,China
  • Design Team

    Cui Zhe , Dong Yi , Zhu Jiasheng, Li Jia, Jin Yuan, Cheng Jiujun, Liu qiong, Xie Huibo
  • Client

    Construction Bureau of Beilun District
  • Area

    16400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Ningbo Central Library

12:20 - 29 June, 2015
schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Ningbo Central Library, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has broken ground on their first Chinese library. Selected through an international competition in 2013, the project will provide a new home for the Ningbo City Library's massive collection - the region's largest for historic and ancient books - on the edge of an ecological wetland area in the eastern port city of Ningbo

"Given our great collaboration with the Local Design Institute and the client team, we are full of confidence that the Ningbo New Central Library will become a vibrant new public space for the citizens of Ningbo,” says Chris Hardie, partner and director of schmidt hammer lassen.

playze and Schmidhuber Selected to Design Ningbo's Urban Planning Museum

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
playze and Schmidhuber Selected to Design Ningbo's Urban Planning Museum, © playze and Schmidhuber
© playze and Schmidhuber

playze and Schmidhuber have been selected as winners of an invited competition to design the Urban Planning Exhibition Center in Ningbo, China. Inspired by the ancient artform of the Chinese ribbon dance, the exhibition center aims to “blur the lines” between citizens and decision makers in a way that grants the public “rare access into the inner-workings of the city” in an effort to strengthen the relationship between local government and community. 

The idea of the Chinese “Urban Planning Museums” is the nation’s response to the rapid urban growth occurring in many of its major cities. The museums are intended to communicate city planning and development issues to the public. You can learn more about playze and Schmidhuber’s design, after the break. 

© playze and Schmidhuber © playze and Schmidhuber © playze and Schmidhuber © playze and Schmidhuber + 16

schmidt hammer lassen Designs Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
schmidt hammer lassen Designs Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has unveiled a new cultural hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union. Planned to serve both the city and the union’s nearly three million members, the “Home of Staff” will unite two stepped complexes of support, health, education, culture and leisure facilities with a half a kilometer long central park.

amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition, Courtesy of amphibianArc
Courtesy of amphibianArc

amphibianArc has been announced as winner of the Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD Portal Planning competition. Commissioned by the same developers of the Ningbo Museum designed by Wang Shu, the "transit-oriented" proposal aims to become the "driving force" of urban life in the masterplan's fourth and final phase.

The Screen / Li Xiaodong Atelier

01:00 - 9 April, 2014
The Screen / Li Xiaodong Atelier , © Martijn de Geus
© Martijn de Geus

© Martijn de Geus © Martijn de Geus © Martijn de Geus © Martijn de Geus + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Xiaodong
  • Design Team

    Martijn de Geus, Jerry Hau, Ying Xin, Renske van Dam
  • Cost

    8 million RMB
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Yongjiang Tennis Club / Zhang Jingang

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Yongjiang Tennis Club / Zhang Jingang , © Zhang Jingang
© Zhang Jingang

© Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang + 24

  • Architects

    Zhang Jingang
  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    WangCun, ,FangWei,Wang Yunhai, WangJun, Hu Yingjian
  • Area

    15843.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

schmidt hammer lassen Wins Competition to Design Ningbo's New Central Library

00:00 - 10 December, 2013
schmidt hammer lassen Wins Competition to Design Ningbo's New Central Library, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has been announced as the winners of a competition to design a large new central library in Ningbo, one of China's oldest cities with a population of seven million. The building will house the library's significant collection of over two million historic and ancient books, and will aim to double the library's daily visitors to around 8000 per day. Situated on the edge of a new ecological wetland area, the proposal will also form a new cultural hub within the city. As the latest in schmidt hammer lassen's long list of libraries (including the Royal Library in Copenhagen) with eight completed and four currently under construction, Ningbo's will be the practice's first in China.

Ningbo Facade / LAB Architecture Studio

01:00 - 19 May, 2013
Ningbo Facade / LAB Architecture Studio, © Yu Wei
© Yu Wei

© Yu Wei © Yu Wei © Yu Wei © Yu Wei + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    LAB Architecture Studio, SIADR
  • Design Team

    Donald Bates, Alexander Adkins, Dean Boothroyd, John Doyle, Nicole Tang, Sam Kashuk, Tim Fowler, Kourosh Akbarza
  • Area

    18100.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Yinzhou Fantasy Island / DeStefano and Partners

13:10 - 16 August, 2009

DeStefano and Partners have created a new commercial center for Ninbgo, China.  Extending the existing canal system, the Yinzhou Fantasy Island master plan fuses the current wetlands and parks with the commercial aspects of the city as a way to balance the ecological with the cultural.  The plan will not only include retail areas, but also entertainment, business, leisure and cultural facilities placed strategically along pedestrian boulevards in close proximity to mass transit systems.

More about the plan after the break.

Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

00:00 - 22 February, 2009
Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio + 17