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Jingfeng Academy / Tumushi Architects

02:00 - 19 August, 2018
© Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

Birdview. Image © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang Platform extending over the roof. Image © Chao Zhang The fifth scenery. Image © Chao Zhang + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinfengshan, Zhouzhi, Xi'an, China
  • Lead Architects

    Qili Yang, Yan Bai
  • Design Team

    Dong Wang, Fang Li, Wen Zhang, Marina, Liye Fan, Ruiji Sun, Jingwen Yuan
  • Charge on Site

    Dong Wang
  • Client

    Qinling National Botanical Garden
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Chatouya Visitor Center / Tumushi Architects

22:00 - 15 August, 2018
Partial View. Image © Chao Zhang
Partial View. Image © Chao Zhang

Settlement among Landscape. Image © Chao Zhang Tearoom Near the River. Image © Qili Yang Interior View. Image © Chao Zhang Tearoom Interior. Image © Qili Yang + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianyu, Qinling Mountains, Xi’an, Shanxi, China
  • Lead Architects

    Qili Yang, Yan Bai
  • Design Team

    Fang Li, Dong Wang, Wen Zhang, Marina, Bingguang Chen, Tong Li, Xinyan Gao, Jingwen Yuan
  • Site Architects

    Dong Wang, Fang Li
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Xi’an Zhongshu Bookstore / Wutopia Lab

20:00 - 10 July, 2018
Xi’an Zhongshu Bookstore / Wutopia Lab, © CreatAR Images
© CreatAR Images

© CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images © CreatAR Images + 30

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    67 Ming Guang Lu, Weiyang Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
  • Architect in Charge

  • Project Architect

    Chen Lin
  • Design Team

    Jie Lv, Jianming Zhu, Mingcheng Du, Liyuan Lu
  • Area

    1886.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Renovation of Xi'an Dahua Textile Mill / China Architecture Design Group Land-based Rationalism D.R.C

00:00 - 28 February, 2018
Aerial. Image © Frederic Henriques
Aerial. Image © Frederic Henriques

© Guangyuan Zhang © Guangyuan Zhang © Guangyuan Zhang © Guangyuan Zhang + 65

  • Architects

  • Location

    251 Tai Hua Nan Lu, Xincheng Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kai Cui, Keyao Wang,Rubing Zhang, Aurelien Chen
  • Design Team

    Keyao Wang,Rubing Zhang, Aurelien Chen, Yang Liu, Fan Gao, Yang Cao
  • Landscape Designer

    Jun Feng
  • Construction Drawing

    China Northwest Building Design Research
  • Collaborators

    Western Institute of Seismic and Building Design + Design Institute of Xi’an University of Architecture And Technology
  • Paper model

    Jianjun Song
  • Award

    Second Place at 2A Asia Architcture Award 2016 Old and New category – Vienna
  • Area

    84790.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

World's Largest Air Purifier Completes Successful Trial Run in Xi'an, China

16:00 - 16 January, 2018
World's Largest Air Purifier Completes Successful Trial Run in Xi'an, China, The 100-meter-tall air purification tower in Xi’an, China – believed to be the world’s largest air purifier. Image via South China Morning Post
The 100-meter-tall air purification tower in Xi’an, China – believed to be the world’s largest air purifier. Image via South China Morning Post

A 100-meter-tall air purification tower in Xi’an, China – believed to be the world’s largest air purifier – has significantly improved city air quality, results from its preliminary run suggest.

According to researchers from the Institute of Earth Environment at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the tower has managed to produce more than 10 million cubic metres (353 million cubic feet) of clean air per day since it was launched a few months ago. In the 10-square-kilometer (3.86-square-mile) observed area of the city, smog ratings have been reduced to moderate levels even on severely polluted days, an improvement over the city’s previous hazardous conditions.

Renovation of Xi’an South Gate Plaza / China Northwest Architecture Design and Research Institute

22:00 - 9 January, 2018
huacheng park. Image © Chen Su
huacheng park. Image © Chen Su

miao garden east details. Image © Chen Su miao garden sunken plaza. Image © Chen Su song garden. Image © Chen Su song garden sunrise view. Image © Chen Su + 23

Vanke Park Mansion 'True Love' / FLOscape Landscape Design Company

20:00 - 11 September, 2017
Courtesy of FLOscape Landscape Design Company
Courtesy of FLOscape Landscape Design Company

Courtesy of FLOscape Landscape Design Company Courtesy of FLOscape Landscape Design Company Courtesy of FLOscape Landscape Design Company Courtesy of FLOscape Landscape Design Company + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yan Nan Si Lu, QuJiang ShangQuan, Yanta Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
  • Design Team

    Kai Fu, Lei Guo, Lixing Pan, Shiqian Luo, Jianhao Sun, Xiaoyin Wang, Shuyi Zhang
  • Area

    5000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

EID Architecture Redefines High Density Mixed Use Development in Xi'an

16:00 - 3 September, 2017
EID Architecture Redefines High Density Mixed Use Development in Xi'an, © EID Architecture
© EID Architecture

After winning a recent international design competition, EID Architecture out of Shanghai aims to redefine high-density mixed-use development in Asia through their design for the OCT Xi’an International Center (OXIC) in Xi’an, China. The architects consider their approach an exploration of vertical urbanism; the project consists of a 320-meter tall tower for offices and a boutique hotel, a 220-meter tall apartment tower, and a 12-floor podium full of retail and entertainment spaces. Visualized as an icon and cultural landmark, the design is strategically organized horizontally and vertically to create a vibrant, permeable urban center.

© EID Architecture © EID Architecture © EID Architecture © EID Architecture + 20

Midwest Inland Port Financial Town / Hallucinate Design Office

20:00 - 24 February, 2016
Midwest Inland Port Financial Town / Hallucinate Design Office, © Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla + 15

Midwest Commodity Exchange Center / Interdesign Associates + Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

22:00 - 8 February, 2016
Midwest Commodity Exchange Center / Interdesign Associates + Hugo Kohno Architect Associates, Courtesy of interdesign associates & Javier Callejas Sevilla(Courtesy of Hallucinate Design Office)
Courtesy of interdesign associates & Javier Callejas Sevilla(Courtesy of Hallucinate Design Office)

Courtesy of interdesign associates & Javier Callejas Sevilla(Courtesy of Hallucinate Design Office) Courtesy of interdesign associates & Javier Callejas Sevilla(Courtesy of Hallucinate Design Office) Courtesy of interdesign associates & Javier Callejas Sevilla(Courtesy of Hallucinate Design Office) Courtesy of interdesign associates & Javier Callejas Sevilla(Courtesy of Hallucinate Design Office) + 23

XJTLU Becomes First Chinese Architecture Course with Unconditional RIBA Accreditation

00:00 - 17 February, 2015
XJTLU Becomes First Chinese Architecture Course with Unconditional RIBA Accreditation , XJTLU's Administration Information Building, completed in 2013 by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas
XJTLU's Administration Information Building, completed in 2013 by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded unconditional RIBA Part 1 accreditation to the undergraduate program at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, making it the first Chinese architecture program to be certified by the UK architecture body. The accreditation marks another first for XJTLU's partner university at Liverpool, which pioneered the RIBA accreditation system by becoming the first certified course in the world in 1906, and officially marks the program at XJTLU as on a par with other architecture schools around the world.

PLASMA Studio Breaks Ground on Chinese Eco-Restaurant

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
PLASMA Studio Breaks Ground on Chinese Eco-Restaurant, Courtesy of PLASMA Studio
Courtesy of PLASMA Studio

PLASMA Studio's latest project in Xixian City's Eco-Park isn't just a restaurant – it's also a greenhouse, hydroponic garden, and indoor playground. The project, which broke ground this past July, will twist and fold across the green landscape. Future dinners will enjoy meals featuring local ingredients and in-house produce (which they will also have the opportunity to pick themselves), echoing the sustainable approach taken by the rest of the park. Keep reading after the break to learn more about the interrelated, mixed-use program.

Courtesy of PLASMA Studio Courtesy of PLASMA Studio Courtesy of PLASMA Studio Courtesy of PLASMA Studio + 13

LAND Experience Center / Aedas

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
LAND Experience Center  / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Area

    2110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 18 August, 2013
Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Li Jing, Zhao Jinxin, Chen Cheng and Zhang Tengfei
  • Collaborators

    Chen Cheng, Zhang Tengfei
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Xi’an Greenhouse / Plasma Studio

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Xi’an Greenhouse / Plasma Studio, Courtesy of Plasma Studio
Courtesy of Plasma Studio

Courtesy of Plasma Studio Courtesy of Plasma Studio Courtesy of Plasma Studio Render + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Zhao Jingxin
  • Collaborators

    Chen Yan, Liu Xiaoli
  • Client

    Lingtong Committee
  • Area

    45107.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Famen Temple Zen Meditation Center Winning Proposal / OAC

01:00 - 28 April, 2013
Famen Temple Zen Meditation Center Winning Proposal  / OAC, Courtesy of OAC
Courtesy of OAC

Following OAC’s win in the international design competition and completion of the master plan for the Famen Temple Zen Meditation Center in 2012, the architects recently completed the schematic designs for the buildings, landscape, and experiential features and art installations for meditation in the first phase of the project called the ‘Eightfold Path Forest’. As part of the new cultural master plan development on the site of the renowned 1,800 year-old Famen Buddhist Temple (aka Dharma Gate Temple) outside Xi’an, China, this project is one of the largest architectural and landscape commissions in the world focused around an historic religious temple.More images and architects' description after the break.

Update: Xi’an International Horticultural Expo 2011

15:00 - 15 February, 2012
© Aidan Flaherty
© Aidan Flaherty

Throughout the past year we have been keeping you updated on the events leading up to the commencement of the Xi’an International Horticultural Expo which ran from May through October 2011 and welcomed over 15 million visitors during its 178-day run. As the largest and best attended international horticultural event of 2011, the Expo offered architects and landscape architects the unique opportunity to design for a traditional event model which became the precedent for the world’s fairs of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. To define the expo’s primary experience, the organizers held an international competition, selecting the “Flowing Gardens” project by London-based design firm Plasma Studio and GroundLab. Developed in collaboration with the local landscape practice LAUR Studio, “Flowing Gardens” is comprised of a 37 hectare master plan, including a 5,000SM Creativity Pavilion, a 4,000SM Greenhouse, a 3,500SM Gate Building and various landscapes which run along an extended spine that delineates the site. The project initiated the redevelopment of a large area of Xi’an between the airport and the city’s ancient center, famous as the home of the Terracotta Army of the Qin Dynasty. More after the break.

© Aidan Flaherty © Aidan Flaherty © Aidan Flaherty © Aidan Flaherty + 17