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Stufish Entertainment Architects Design the Chimelong Theatre in China

09:00 - 14 August, 2019
Stufish Entertainment Architects Design the Chimelong Theatre in China, Courtesy of Chimelong Zhuhai
Courtesy of Chimelong Zhuhai

Inaugurated recently, The Chimelong Theatre, a circus hall on the island of Hengqin, in Zhuhai, China, was conceived to replace the Chimelong Hengqin International Circus City, damaged by a typhoon in 2016. Imagined by Stufish Entertainment Architects, founded by the late Mark Fisher, the project is one of many permanent entertainment spaces designed by the studio in China.

Synthetic Design Method as a Tool for Design in the Second Machine Age / Matthias Hank Haeusler for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019

08:15 - 9 August, 2019
Synthetic Design Method as a Tool for Design in the Second Machine Age / Matthias Hank Haeusler for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019, Interface of Giraffe, a two-sided networked platform for the AEC industry © Giraffe Technology
Interface of Giraffe, a two-sided networked platform for the AEC industry © Giraffe Technology

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.

Coop Himmelb(l)au's Winning Proposal for The Xingtai Science And Technology Museum

07:40 - 8 August, 2019
Coop Himmelb(l)au's Winning Proposal for The Xingtai Science And Technology Museum, Courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au
Courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au

Coop Himmelb(l)au have revealed the first images of their winning entry for the new science and technology museum in Xingtai, the oldest city in northern China. The concept generated by the architects celebrates the scientific aspect and progress of the region and anchors the status of Xingtai as a technological hub and key player in the province.

Sasaki Reveals Urban Renewal Project in Wuhu, China

06:30 - 2 August, 2019
Sasaki Reveals Urban Renewal Project in Wuhu, China, © Sasaki
© Sasaki

Sasaki has released details of their Wuhu Urban Renewal project in China, spanning 67 hectares on the banks of the Yangtze River. The scheme centers on distinctive colonial buildings scattered throughout the city’s urban fabric, such as the Customs House, British Consulate, and St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

Tsinghua Ocean Center Photographed Through the Lens of Kris Provoost

05:00 - 2 August, 2019
Tsinghua Ocean Center Photographed Through the Lens of Kris Provoost, Tsinghua Ocean Center. Image © Kris Provoost
Tsinghua Ocean Center. Image © Kris Provoost

Architect and photographer Kris Provoost recently captured new photos of OPEN Architecture's Tsinghua Ocean Center in China. Designed as a laboratory and office building for the newly established deep-ocean research base of Tsinghua University, the project is located at the eastern end of Tsinghua graduate school campus in Shenzhen Xili University Town next to the main campus entrance. Provoost's images reveal details throughout the construction and showcase the project in its larger context.

gmp Designs Cubic Towers for Shenzhen

07:00 - 1 August, 2019
gmp Designs Cubic Towers for Shenzhen, © gmp Architects
© gmp Architects

Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp) has unveiled its design for the China Telling Communications Building, recognized as the winning entry for an international competition. The two high-rise buildings are linked by a shared podium landscape, forming the concept of two floating cubes to symbolize different business sections of China Telling Corp.

bKL Designs Expressive UBTECH Headquarters in Shenzhen

06:30 - 30 July, 2019
bKL Designs Expressive UBTECH Headquarters in Shenzhen, © bKL Architecture LLC
© bKL Architecture LLC

bKL Architecture has released its design for the UBTECH Headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Seeking to harmonize technology and nature, the 212-meter-high scheme features an expressive structure and mass, and vast, expansive sky gardens. The expressive gardens allow for all floors of the mixed-use office building to host an interactive experience with nature.

UNStudio Designs World's First International Cable Car Connecting China and Russia

05:00 - 30 July, 2019
UNStudio Designs World's First International Cable Car Connecting China and Russia, Blagoveshchensk Cable Car. Image Courtesy of PYXID
Blagoveshchensk Cable Car. Image Courtesy of PYXID

UNStudio has won the competition to design the world's first cross-border cable car to carry passengers across the Amur River connecting Russia and China. The Cable Car Terminal is designed as an expression of the historic connection between the two cities of Blagoveshchensk and Heihe. The new cable car line aims to become an engine for creating social connections between the two cultures and will connect the cities in less than 10 minutes.

OMA Wins Competition to Design New Shenzhen Financial Center

12:00 - 23 July, 2019
OMA Wins Competition to Design New Shenzhen Financial Center, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA has won the competition to design a new international financial center in Shenzhen, China. Called the IFEC, the project combines large scale conference facilities with a 400-room hotel and public programs. Located at the waterfront of Qianhai, the New District in the Pearl River Delta, the IFEC was designed to be a beacon for ships sailing along the 21st-century maritime silk road.

Photographer Captures the Social and Physical Transformations of Shanghai

06:00 - 21 July, 2019
Photographer Captures the Social and Physical Transformations of Shanghai, © Greg Girard
© Greg Girard

Shanghai is a city full of contradictions. Beneath the towering skyscrapers and contemporary complexes, old houses and shops are tucked away, gradually falling apart. The city's disappearing streets caught the attention of many international photographers. Some displayed the relationship between old vs new, while others focused on the historic districts and their cultural significance.