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Dongziguan Villagers' Activity Center / gad x line+ studio

02:00 - 10 June, 2018
Dongziguan Villagers' Activity Center / gad x line+ studio, © SHIROMIO Studio
© SHIROMIO Studio

© SHIROMIO Studio © Yilong Zhao © SHIROMIO Studio © Yilong Zhao + 36

Zhejiang Conservatory of Music Student Apartments / gad + GLA

19:00 - 31 May, 2018
© Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 18

  • Architects

    GLA, gad
  • Location

    Zhuantang Street, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Peidong Zhu
  • Project leaders

    Yuhong Wang, Ping Song
  • Design Team

    Jian Bao, Mingqi Shen, Panyi Mao, Lingfeng Xu, Jianjun Li, Jian Zhou, Guohua Huang, Limei Guo
  • Owner

    Department of culture of Zhejiang Province Zhejiang Conservatory Of Music
  • Area

    54518.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Shanghai C&D Building / gad

19:00 - 17 April, 2018
Shanghai C&D Building / gad, © Jinrong Huang
© Jinrong Huang

© Jinrong Huang © Jinrong Huang © Jinrong Huang © Jinrong Huang + 26

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    No.32 Qinhuangdao Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Lead Architects

    Xiaohua Liao
  • Area

    52341.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Best Chinese Architecture of 2017

06:00 - 22 February, 2018
The Best Chinese Architecture of 2017, ArchDaily China's Best Projects of 2017
ArchDaily China's Best Projects of 2017

2017 was a momentous year for Chinese architecture. From Tianjin Binhai Library taking the internet by storm with images of its terraced "sea of bookcases", to Alvar Aalto Medal recognizing Zhang Ke of standardarchitecture for his professional accomplishments. China has retained a remarkable presence in the global architecture scene.

So many of our readers around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome fresh beginnings in the Year of the Dog, we would like to take a look back at 2017 and share with you the most visited projects from China. This is a collection of projects coming from world-famous practices such as MVRDV and MAD Architects, and also from the younger, local talents who have demonstrated great potential in bringing positive changes to China’s built environment.

The One / gad

19:00 - 6 November, 2017
The One / gad, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 25

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Landscape Design

    Belt Collins
  • Area

    343309.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Wuhan Financial City No.1 Courtyard Life Experience Center / gad

00:00 - 30 October, 2017
Wuhan Financial City No.1 Courtyard Life Experience Center / gad, © Fan Yi, Zhang Zefeng, Huang Jinrong
© Fan Yi, Zhang Zefeng, Huang Jinrong

© Fan Yi, Zhang Zefeng, Huang Jinrong © Fan Yi, Zhang Zefeng, Huang Jinrong © Fan Yi, Zhang Zefeng, Huang Jinrong © Fan Yi, Zhang Zefeng, Huang Jinrong + 33

Museum of Contemporary Art of Yong Qing Mansion / gad

22:00 - 28 June, 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art of Yong Qing Mansion / gad, Courtesy of gad
Courtesy of gad

Courtesy of gad Courtesy of gad Courtesy of gad Courtesy of gad + 31

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Area

    1255.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Media City, Istanbul - From Micro Code to Macro City

16:00 - 4 June, 2017
Media City, Istanbul - From Micro Code to Macro City, Courtesy of GAD Architecture
Courtesy of GAD Architecture

For over ten thousand years, cities have maintained an industrial infrastructure to transform local materials into basic necessities, such as clothing, food, and shelter. Even in the present day, with advances in science, construction, and commercial technology, a need still exists for structures dedicated to industrial-scale production, storage and distribution. However, in this more advanced, environmentally-conscious age, a challenge has emerged to create industrial complexes which are ecologically sensitive, responsible and sustainable.

Against this environmental backdrop, Istanbul-based GAD Architecture have unveiled Media City, a multimedia-based industrial complex to serve Istanbul’s future airport, projected to be the world’s largest upon completion. Recognized with a Future Project Award by the Architectural Review, Media City will incorporate industrial buildings in an urban setting inspired by QR codes, where artistic and cultural values co-exist with a celebration of environmental and technological progress.

Courtesy of GAD Architecture Courtesy of GAD Architecture Courtesy of GAD Architecture Courtesy of GAD Architecture + 11

Chongqing Central Park Life Experience Center / gad

19:00 - 1 June, 2017
Chongqing Central Park Life Experience Center / gad, © Yi Fan
© Yi Fan

© Yi Fan © Yi Fan © Yi Fan © Yi Fan + 34

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    1 Xingguang Ave, Yubei Qu, Chongqing Shi, China
  • Area

    2956.7 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Seclusive Jiangnan Boutique Hotel / gad

23:00 - 11 January, 2017
Seclusive Jiangnan Boutique Hotel / gad, © Yi Fan
© Yi Fan

© Yi Fan © Yi Fan © Yi Fan © Yi Fan + 30

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Interior

    GFD Interior Designs
  • Client

    Seclusion Group
  • Area

    2816.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Dongziguan Affordable Housing for Relocalized Farmers / gad

20:00 - 3 January, 2017
Dongziguan Affordable Housing for Relocalized Farmers / gad, Courtesy of gad
Courtesy of gad

Courtesy of gad Courtesy of gad Courtesy of gad. ImageBird's view © Li Yao, Chunle Liao + 30

Inventronics Technology Park / gad

20:00 - 2 December, 2016
Inventronics Technology Park / gad, © XIA Zhi
© XIA Zhi

© XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi + 29

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Hangzhou, China

  • Area

    135783.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

A Garden by the Side of a Wetland—Xixi International / gad

19:00 - 22 September, 2016
A Garden by the Side of a Wetland—Xixi International / gad, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang + 25

Jimo Scientific Creation Center / gad

20:00 - 20 July, 2016
Jimo Scientific Creation Center / gad, Courtesy of zhao qiang
Courtesy of zhao qiang

Courtesy of zhao qiang Courtesy of zhao qiang Courtesy of zhao qiang Courtesy of zhao qiang + 19

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Jimo, Shandong, China
  • Construction

    Shandong Xincheng Hengye Development and Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    11800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Liuxiang Garden Life Experience Pavilion / gad

09:00 - 14 June, 2016
Liuxiang Garden Life Experience Pavilion  / gad, © gad
© gad

© gad © gad © gad © gad + 17

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Construction unit

    Hangzhou Anjing Real Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Design team

    gad
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    gad

Hangzhou Phoenix Creative Building / gad

02:00 - 24 May, 2016
Hangzhou Phoenix Creative Building / gad, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Zhao Qiang © Yao Li © Yao Li + 36

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Area

    97000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Swissotel Resort Bodrum Beach / GAD & Gokhan Avcioglu

17:00 - 4 September, 2015
Swissotel Resort Bodrum Beach / GAD & Gokhan Avcioglu, Courtesy of GAD
Courtesy of GAD

Courtesy of GAD Courtesy of GAD Courtesy of GAD Courtesy of GAD + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bodrum, Bodrum/Muğla Province, Turkey
  • Area

    26600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

GAD's Serra Gate on Display for Istanbul Design Week

00:00 - 22 November, 2014
GAD's Serra Gate on Display for Istanbul Design Week, © Alp Eren
© Alp Eren

GAD Architecture has installed their latest sculptural design, Serra Gate, in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, just in time for Istanbul Design Week. Named after the minimalist sculptor whose work inspired the design, the Serra gate’s steel form was created using cutting edge technology. The sinuous curvature was conceived through the software “Mathematica,” and was modeled using the latest 3D printing technologies.