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SBP Creates Two Winning Bridge Designs for China's Tianfu Airport City

13:00 - 17 September, 2019
SBP Creates Two Winning Bridge Designs for China's Tianfu Airport City, Courtesy of ICON Shanghai
Courtesy of ICON Shanghai

The Shanghai team of Schlaich Bergermann Partner has created two winning bridge designs as part of the Jiangxi River Bridge competition. The bridges are made for Tianfu Airport City, a high-tech industrial development zone in the south of Chengdu, China. Featuring elegant and futuristic forms, the bridges are made to be beacons for the city as they rise above the Jiangxi River.

KCAP + Felixx Win the Competition for the Redevelopment of Shenzhen’s Damaged East Coast

07:30 - 12 September, 2019
KCAP + Felixx Win the Competition for the Redevelopment of Shenzhen’s Damaged East Coast, © KCAP + Felixx
© KCAP + Felixx

KCAP + Felixx have won the international competition for the revitalization of the coastline of Dapeng, severely damaged by the Mangkhut typhoon in September 2018. The winning proposal developed a logic of “Triple dike strategy”, a barrage system to ensure future resilience.

New Video Explores Neri&Hu's Aranya Art Center in Northern China

05:00 - 9 September, 2019
New Video Explores Neri&Hu's Aranya Art Center in Northern China, Courtesy of Neri&Hu
Courtesy of Neri&Hu

Neri&Hu have unveiled a new video exploring the Aranya Art Center in Qinhuangdao, China. Designed to evoke notions of space for art versus communal space, the project places a strong emphasis on the spiritual nature of the seaside community. Drawing inspiration from the seasonal ocean waters nearby, the building seeks to encapsulate the natural wonder of water.

Thoughts on Cities and the Human Body - Eyes and Ears of the City / ZHANG, (Brian) Li for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019

04:00 - 5 September, 2019
Thoughts on Cities and the Human Body - Eyes and Ears of the City / ZHANG, (Brian) Li for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019, Pic.3 Body Movement Recognition ©Comixboy at English Wikipedia
Pic.3 Body Movement Recognition ©Comixboy at English Wikipedia

What happens when the sensor-imbued city acquires the ability to see – almost as if it had eyes? Ahead of the 2019 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), titled "Urban Interactions," Archdaily is working with the curators of the "Eyes of the City" section at the Biennial to stimulate a discussion on how new technologies – and Artificial Intelligence in particular – might impact architecture and urban life. Here you can read the “Eyes of the City” curatorial statement by Carlo Ratti, the Politecnico di Torino and SCUT.

Álvaro Siza Designs Biomorphic Pavilion in Shanghai

07:00 - 4 September, 2019
Álvaro Siza Designs Biomorphic Pavilion in Shanghai, First sketch for Camerich Pavilion, in Bruno Taut's Hufeisensiedlung. 2019 © António Choupina
First sketch for Camerich Pavilion, in Bruno Taut's Hufeisensiedlung. 2019 © António Choupina

There are three words that have long-awaited to be put together: The Siza Pavilion. Their story begins with top furniture brand CAMERICH and the Aedes Architecture Forum’s search for a visionary in architecture and product design. The 1992 Pritzker Prize Laureate, Álvaro Siza, was later selected and commissioned a pavilion for China’s International Furniture Fair (CIFF 2019).

Photographic Series Captures The Hyper-dense Vertical Graveyards of Hong Kong

06:00 - 31 August, 2019
Photographic Series Captures The Hyper-dense Vertical Graveyards of Hong Kong, © Finbarr Fallon
© Finbarr Fallon

Hong Kong is considered to have one of the most exceptional skylines and urban schemes in the world: contemporary skyscrapers stand amidst the mountains and harbour, ancient houses nestled between futuristic structures, neon lights, landscapes... But among Hong Kong's numerous remarkable architectures, its spatial typology of death is like no other.

Aedas Imagine a Reflective Landmark for Changsha CBD

06:30 - 27 August, 2019
Aedas Imagine a Reflective Landmark for Changsha CBD, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas, one of the world’s leading architecture and design practices, designed the 323 meter Changsha Jinmao Tower. Located in the newly planned Changsha CBD, the architecture firm created a high-rise that reflects its context, especially the local steep mountainous landscape.

Ennead Design the Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai

05:30 - 27 August, 2019
Ennead Design the Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai , © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects
© Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has unveiled details of the Zhangjiang Science City, representing a conscious shift in the planning and design of large-scale urban blocks in Shanghai towards a human-scaled design that integrates a wide range of programs. Responding to a masterplan mandate, the scheme creates an open campus designed to foster a holistic built environment with a focus on providing a balance of living, work, and play spaces.

Invisible Architecture: the Necessity of Surprise - Eyes and Ears of the City / Ole Bouman for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019

07:00 - 23 August, 2019
Invisible Architecture: the Necessity of Surprise - Eyes and Ears of the City / Ole Bouman for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019, UABB in Nantou urban village © ZHANG Chao
UABB in Nantou urban village © ZHANG Chao

What happens when the sensor-imbued city acquires the ability to see – almost as if it had eyes? Ahead of the 2019 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), titled "Urban Interactions," Archdaily is working with the curators of the "Eyes of the City" section at the Biennial to stimulate a discussion on how new technologies – and Artificial Intelligence in particular – might impact architecture and urban life. Here you can read the “Eyes of the City” curatorial statement by Carlo Ratti, the Politecnico di Torino and SCUT.

Construction in Progress on Twisting Towers in Southwest China

09:00 - 21 August, 2019
Construction in Progress on Twisting Towers in Southwest China,  Rendering – Night-time. Image Courtesy of Aedas
Rendering – Night-time. Image Courtesy of Aedas

The Chongqing Gaoke Group Ltd Office building designed by Aedas has reached new heights as construction progresses, and the project is taking form in the urban fabric and the city center’s skyline. Standing tall at the north of Xingfu Plaza, in Jiangbei District of Chongqing, in the southwest of China, the high rise introduces a vibrant and dynamic movement in the surrounding.