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Meandering Skydeck Features in HASSELL's Competition-Winning Shenzhen District Masterplan

14:00 - 2 April, 2018
Meandering Skydeck Features in HASSELL's Competition-Winning Shenzhen District Masterplan, Courtesy of HASSELL
Courtesy of HASSELL

HASSELL has won a competition for the design of the Qianhai Mawan Mile, a business district for the Chinese “gateway city" of Shenzhen. Stretching over one mile (1.6 kilometers), the masterplan seeks to combine “lush parklands, new cultural buildings, and a meandering skydeck” in a vision centered on human-wellbeing.

Aimed particularly at attracting young, mobile residents in a rapidly-changing urban environment, the Mawan masterplan consists of integrated public spaces, neighborhood zones, pavilion buildings, and a mile-long (1.6-kilometer-long) skydeck weaving throughout the development.

Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL + 12

BIG's Shenzhen International Energy Mansion Captured by Laurian Ghinitoiu

08:00 - 24 March, 2018
BIG's Shenzhen International Energy Mansion Captured by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Shenzhen International Energy Mansion is the main headquarters of the Shenzhen Energy Company in China. In designing the building, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) paid special attention to one feature: the building's facade. The firm knew that in such a tropical climate, using a traditional curtain wall glass envelope would overheat the buildings and make people crank up their air conditioners. What BIG came up with in their winning design, and what is now the building's most defining feature, is a folded, origami-like facade. This facade provides high insulation and diffuses incoming sunlight, while reflecting the strongest rays onto solar panels.

Laurian Ghinitoiu points his lens towards this uncommon facade design and places the skyscraper within the lively metropolitan context of Shenzhen, China. 

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 13

Village as Kitchen of UABB / ZHOU Wei + ZHANG Bin / Atelier Z+

22:00 - 15 March, 2018
Village as Kitchen of UABB / ZHOU Wei + ZHANG Bin / Atelier Z+, 3# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images
3# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images

3# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images 3# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images 8# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images 8# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images + 52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dameisha Village, Yantian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Bin Zhang
  • Project Architect

    Zina Li
  • Project Team

    Jing Yang, Ye Xu, Zhaorong Xie, Xiaoxun Liang, Ziyu Cheng
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Haihui Co-working Space / 11architecture

19:00 - 14 March, 2018
Haihui Co-working Space / 11architecture, © ZC Architectural Photography Studio
© ZC Architectural Photography Studio

Model. Image Courtesy of 11architecture © ZC Architectural Photography Studio © ZC Architectural Photography Studio © ZC Architectural Photography Studio + 25

His House and Her House / Wutopia Lab

22:00 - 13 March, 2018
His House and Her House / Wutopia Lab, © CreatAR Images
© CreatAR Images

© CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dameisha, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Lead Architects

    Ting Yu
  • Project Architect

    Zhilin Mu
  • Design Team

    Shengrui Pu, Dali Pan
  • Area

    226.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Inlay Workshop of UABB / Studio10

19:00 - 13 March, 2018
Inlay Workshop of UABB / Studio10, © Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

© Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bao'an, Shenzhen, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Shi Zhou
  • Curator

    FuturePlus Academy
  • Area

    2000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantou Urban Village / NADAAA + Cooper Union

19:00 - 1 March, 2018
Courtesy of UABB
Courtesy of UABB

Courtesy of UABB © Jeremy Son © Dongmei Yao © Jeremy Son + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
  • NADAAA Design Team

    Nader Tehrani, Katherine Faulkner, Mitch Mackowiak
  • Cooper Union Design Team

    Margaux Wheelock-Shew, Jeremy Son
  • Area

    110.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Guangming Exhibition Hall of UABB / CUBE DESIGN

19:00 - 5 February, 2018
Guangming Exhibition Hall of UABB / CUBE DESIGN, © Junwei Chen
© Junwei Chen

© Junwei Chen © Junwei Chen © Junwei Chen © Junwei Chen + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sha Tau Kok, Jingkou, Yantian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Huikang Qiu, Anan Duan
  • Design Team

    Huafeng Li, Long Yang, Yuanfu Zhu, Yi Zhen, Lu Zhang, Peng He, Mingjie Li, Yuhang Chen, Zhimin Chen, Minfeng Li
  • Area

    984.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Dom-Ino Pavilion / Benyuan Design and Research Center

00:00 - 23 January, 2018
Dom-Ino Pavilion / Benyuan Design and Research Center, © Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

Courtesy of Benyuan Design and Research Center © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    99 Shang Wei Lu, Baoan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Lead Architects

    Jianmin Meng, Xi Chen, Fanbo Zeng
  • Design Team

    Nan Jiang, Jingyi Liang, Jianhua Lei
  • Area

    303.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Enclave Book Pavilion / Aether Architects

02:00 - 16 January, 2018
Enclave Book Pavilion  / Aether Architects, © Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    NanTou Village, ShenZhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zelin Huang
  • Area

    31.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Ping An Finance Centre / KPF

20:00 - 6 January, 2018
Ping An Finance Centre / KPF, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith + 13

  • Architects

    KPF
  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Area

    462000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

V&A Gallery / Values of Design

19:00 - 1 January, 2018
V&A Gallery / Values of Design, © Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

© Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang + 11

Shenzhen Talent Park / AUBE

20:00 - 26 December, 2017
Shenzhen Talent Park / AUBE, Aerial View. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong Li
Aerial View. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong Li

Sand Beach Island. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong Li Playground. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong Li Reeds soften straight boundaries. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong Li Waterborne Platform. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong Li + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Jie Zhu
  • Design Team

    Jie Zhu, Changrong Zhang, Chong Yuan, Lianheng Li, Mucong Li, Yuan Xie, Kun Zhang, Zhicheng Xi
  • Design support

    Yueqiang Feng, Jianjun Lin, Xiaoji Guo, Jin Wan, COM Department
  • Area

    770000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Shenzhen Sea World Culture and Arts Center / Maki and Associates

19:00 - 20 December, 2017
Shenzhen Sea World Culture and Arts Center / Maki and Associates, Courtesy of Maki and Associates
Courtesy of Maki and Associates

East. Image Courtesy of Maki and Associates Theater. Image Courtesy of Maki and Associates Culture Plaza. Image Courtesy of Maki and Associates Park. Image Courtesy of Maki and Associates + 60

  • Architects

  • Location

    1187 Wanghai Rd., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

  • Design Team

    Tomoyoshi Fukunaga, Tatsutomo Hasegawa, Yasuko Okuyama, Yoshihiko Taira, Kazuo Sato, Kei Ito, Michael Sypkens*, Hiromi Kouda* (*former staff)
  • KMDW

    Hiroto Kobayashi, Yiqing Wang, Taishi Kawada
  • Area

    73918.08 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Results Are In: 2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for Skyscrapers

12:45 - 14 December, 2017
Tallest 20 skyline. Image Courtesy of CTBUH
Tallest 20 skyline. Image Courtesy of CTBUH

2017 was another banner year for skyscraper construction.

According to the 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, the annual web report from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a record-breaking 144 buildings 200 meters tall (656 feet tall) or higher were completed in 2017, led by the 599-meter-tall Ping An Finance Center and 555-meter-tall Lotte World Tower.

In the report, CTBUH outlines this year’s trends in tall building design. Notably, 2017 proved to be the most geographically diverse year in history for tall buildings, with 69 cities across 23 countries completing new towers, an significant increase from 54 cities and 18 countries in 2016. Of those numbers, 28 cities and 8 countries completed their new tallest building.

150 North Riverside / Goettsch Partners. Image © Nick Ulivieri Photography Lotte World Tower; Seoul, South Korea / KPF. Image Courtesy of CTBUH Ping An Finance Center; Shenzhen, China / KPF. Image Courtesy of CTBUH Raffles City Hangzhou; Hangzhou, China / UN Studio. Image © Hufton+Crow + 27

Design Society Shenzhen / MVRDV

11:00 - 12 December, 2017
© Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design MVRDV

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team

    Winy Maas, Wenchian Shi, Marta Pozo, with Bart Milon, Gustavo van Staveren, Cai Zheli, Matiss Groskaufmanis, Guang Ruey Tan, Sen Yang, Jan Szymankiewicz, Jose Sanmartin, Wenzhao Jia
  • Project Coordinator

    Jammy Zhu
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture Opens This Week in Shenzhen 

18:00 - 11 December, 2017
2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture Opens This Week in Shenzhen   , Courtesy of UABB2017
Courtesy of UABB2017

Text from the organizers Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB). The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), the only exhibition in the world to explore issues of urbanization and architectural development, will be opening for its 7th edition on December 15th, 2017. UABB will be held at Nantou Old Town in Nanshan district, an urban village that was once the administrative center of the Bao'An County. Hou Hanru, Liu Xiaodu, and Meng Yan (in alphabetic order) make up the curatorial team, all known for notable accomplishments in their respective fields. UABB is thrilled to host more than 200 award-winning exhibitors from 25 countries to share their perspectives on diversity and urban villages at this year’s biennale.

The New Swan Stone Castle of OCT / CUBE DESIGN

20:01 - 8 December, 2017
The New Swan Stone Castle of OCT / CUBE DESIGN, © Junwei Chen
© Junwei Chen

© Junwei Chen © Junwei Chen © Junwei Chen © Junwei Chen + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xiang Shan Dong Jie, HuaQiaoCheng, Nanshan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Design Team

    Huikang Qiu, Daqing Xiang, Jing Bao, Jianhua Gui, Jie Li, Qing Zhou, Shangjiong Liu
  • Partners

    SCDA
  • Developer

    Shenzhen OCT Properties Co.,Ltd
  • Area

    314732.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs