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Sasaki Transform the Yangtze Waterfront with Flood-Friendly Masterplan

11:00 - 31 January, 2019
Sasaki Transform the Yangtze Waterfront with Flood-Friendly Masterplan, The Yangzte Riverfront is an integral part of Wuhan’s open space network, and is designed to celebrate the river’s spontaneity.. Image Courtesy of Sasaki
The Yangzte Riverfront is an integral part of Wuhan’s open space network, and is designed to celebrate the river’s spontaneity.. Image Courtesy of Sasaki

Sasaki has released details of their redevelopment proposal for the Yangtze Riverfront Park in Wuhan, China. Developed in collaboration with OMA and Gensler, Sasaki has drawn on the centuries-old symbiosis between the city and river, leveraging the river’s dynamic flooding to nurture a rich regional ecology and create dynamic recreational experiences.

Beijing's Forbidden City to be Opened to the Public for the First Time, with Restoration by Selldorf Architects

11:00 - 29 January, 2019
Beijing's Forbidden City to be Opened to the Public for the First Time, with Restoration by Selldorf Architects, Juanqinzhai Moon Gate after conservation. Image via World Monuments Fund
Juanqinzhai Moon Gate after conservation. Image via World Monuments Fund

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) has announced Annabelle Selldorf as architect of the new Qianlong Garden Interpretation Center within the iconic Forbidden City in Beijing, China. One of few American architects to lead architectural projects at the site, Selldorf’s scheme will allow the public access to the Qianlong Garden for the first time, permitted through a new Visitor’s Center.

The World's First Quarry Hotel Opens in China, Designed by JADE + QA

09:00 - 29 January, 2019
The World's First Quarry Hotel Opens in China, Designed by JADE + QA, © Blackstation & Kevin
© Blackstation & Kevin

The world’s first quarry hotel has been opened in China, designed by Martin Jochman and his studio JADE + QA. Situated in an 88-meter-deep, water-filled, disused quarry, the 337-guestroom Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel contains only two levels above ground, with 16 more levels plunging into the quarry below.

"I Identify Forms with Energy": Li Xiaodong of Li Xiaodong Atelier

07:00 - 25 January, 2019
"I Identify Forms with Energy": Li Xiaodong of Li Xiaodong Atelier, LiYuan Library / Li Xiaodong Atelier. Image
LiYuan Library / Li Xiaodong Atelier. Image

One of the immediate impressions that I formed of the Beijing-based architect and Tsinghua University Professor Li Xiaodong (b. 1963) is his reassuring self-confidence. Following our interview, Professor Li asked me a question of his own - would I like to teach at his school? “I never taught in my life,” I replied. He quickly countered, “I know. You can teach. Yes or no?” If I have learned anything about life, it is that when opportunities come you should grab them first and think later. "If he is so confident in me, why shouldn’t I trust him?” I reasoned.

Prize-Winning Harvard GSD Thesis Questions the Skin-Deep Application of Vernacular Design

11:00 - 24 January, 2019
Prize-Winning Harvard GSD Thesis Questions the Skin-Deep Application of Vernacular Design, © Ziwei Song
© Ziwei Song

Each year, the Boston Society of Architects offers the James Templeton Kelley Prize to the best final design project for the MArch degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. This year, the March II recipient was Ziwei Song for their thesis titled “Not so skin deep: vernacularism in XL” for exploring alternative ways of integrating the Chinese vernacular with modern “XL” developments.

World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant Set to Open Next Year in Shenzhen

13:00 - 21 January, 2019
World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant Set to Open Next Year in Shenzhen, Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan
Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan

The world's largest waste-to-energy plant by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan is set to open next year on the outskirts of Shenzhen, China. The new plant is made to handle 5000 tons of waste per day within a simple, clean, and iconic structure. It will incinerate waste and generate power while teaching residents about the waste-energy cycle. The project aims to showcase new developments in China's waste-to-energy sector and share them with the world.

World's Largest 3D-Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Completed in China

11:00 - 16 January, 2019
World's Largest 3D-Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Completed in China, © Professor Xu Weiguo
© Professor Xu Weiguo

The world’s longest 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bridge has been completed in Shanghai. Designed by Professor Xu Weiguo from the Tsinghua University (School of Architecture) - Zoina Land Joint Research Center for Digital Architecture, the 26.3-meter-long bridge was inspired by the ancient Anji Bridge in Zhaoxian, China.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to Design China's Tallest Skyscraper

05:00 - 11 January, 2019
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to Design China's Tallest Skyscraper, Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center. Image Courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center. Image Courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture have won the competition to design the Shimao Longgang Master Plan that includes a 700-meter tall skyscraper called the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center. Set to become the tallest skyscraper in China, the project will be set between the foothills of Longcheng Park and Dayun National Park. The supertall is designed to be a new sculptural icon for the Shenzhen skyline.

OPEN Architecture Designs a Village for Learning in Shanghai

13:00 - 10 January, 2019
OPEN Architecture Designs a Village for Learning in Shanghai, Qingpu Pinghe School. Image Courtesy of OPEN Architecture
Qingpu Pinghe School. Image Courtesy of OPEN Architecture

OPEN Architecture has designed a 58,000 square meter campus for the Qingpu Pinghe School in Shanghai. Currently under construction, the educational project's thirteen buildings have largely topped out. The second primary and secondary school project to be completed by OPEN after the acclaimed Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus, the School as a Village concept was made as a creative exploration of contemporary urban design. The project was designed as a model for new educational buildings and campuses in Shanghai and beyond.

World's Largest Ice Sculpture Festival Opens in China with Chillingly-Cool Architecture

05:00 - 7 January, 2019
World's Largest Ice Sculpture Festival Opens in China with Chillingly-Cool Architecture, © Shutterstock.com
© Shutterstock.com

The world’s largest ice festival has opened to the public in China. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Heilongjiang, North-Eastern China draws 18 million visitors, marveling at the festival’s spectacular castles and sculptures. In total, the 2019 edition saw 120,000 cubic meters of ice and 111,000 cubic meters of snow crafted by thousands of artists in temperatures as low as -35C (-31F) using swing saws, chisels, and ice picks.