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100 Public Spaces: From Tiny Squares to Urban Parks

06:30 - 3 April, 2019
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The key to successfully designing or recovering public spaces is to achieve a series of ingredients that enhance their use as meeting places. Regardless of their scale, some important tips are designing for people's needs, the human scale, a mix of uses, multifunctionality and flexibility, comfort and safety, and integration to the urban fabric.

To give you some ideas on how to design urban furniture, bus stops, lookouts, bridges, playgrounds, squares, sports spaces, small parks and urban parks, check out these 100 notable public spaces.

Island Friends / Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL] + WIKI

23:00 - 25 March, 2019
Island Friends / Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL] + WIKI, Room 3. Image © Arch-Exist
Room 3. Image © Arch-Exist

Room 1. Image © Arch-Exist Room 2. Image © Arch-Exist Room 3. Image © Arch-Exist Room 3. Image © Arch-Exist + 62

Wuhan Huashan Library / GLA

20:00 - 22 March, 2019
Wuhan Huashan Library / GLA, © ARCH-EXIST
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  • Architects

    GLA
  • Location

    Shuanggu Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan, China
  • Category

  • Area

    1540.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Yunyang Sifangjing Service Building / Tanghua Architect & Associates

00:00 - 10 January, 2019
Architecture from the north side(Evening). Image © Arch-Exist
Architecture from the north side(Evening). Image © Arch-Exist

Northeastern birdview. Image © Arch-Exist Architecture from the north side. Image © Arch-Exist The entrance under the roof. Image © Arch-Exist The overhang roof above the pedestal. Image © Arch-Exist + 26

Wuhan Northwest Lake Shuangxi / Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design

19:00 - 2 January, 2019
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi Bei Hu Lu, XiBeiHu, Jianghan Qu, Wuhan Shi, Hubei Sheng, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Kege Ling
  • Design Team

    Qi Xu, Di Qin, Limin Wang, Xueyin Wang, Qiang Shen, Bingyu Yang
  • Area

    75000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Stray Birds Art Hotel · Songyang Chenjiapu / gad · line+ studio

01:00 - 19 December, 2018
Stray Birds Art Hotel · Songyang Chenjiapu / gad · line+ studio, The Building Retains Its Original Style. Image © Guangkun Yang
The Building Retains Its Original Style. Image © Guangkun Yang

Yuanlu Community Center / Challenge Design

19:00 - 4 October, 2018
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© Prism Images

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Next to Longxing Ancient Town, Chongqing, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Jie Lee ,Wei Huang , Fang Yan, Xueyan Wu , Yangfeng Xu
  • Design Team

    Wubing Feng, Xitao Liu, Yin Liu, Wenlong Zheng , Chengzong Xue, Yuanyuan Yan
  • Area

    4000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Millet Vinegar Museum / Zhanghua Studio, AATU

22:00 - 10 September, 2018
Millet Vinegar Museum / Zhanghua Studio, AATU, © Arch-Exist
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Shaping the Future: What to Consider When Designing for Children

09:30 - 6 September, 2018
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© Kyungsub Shin

Le Corbusier stated in his seminal text, Towards a New Architecture, that “...man looks at the creation of architecture with his eyes, which are 5 feet 6 inches from the ground.” Logical and rational codes such as this form the standard for much of architectural production - but of course, these "norms" are as constructed as architecture itself. This particular standard is especially irrelevant when designing for children, for whom the adult-centric assumptions of architecture do not and should not apply.

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Forest Dining Club / PLAT ASIA

21:00 - 5 September, 2018
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    DH Jung
  • Project Architect

    Guowei Liu
  • Design Team

    Baoyang Bian, Qiyang Shen, Kaiqi Yang, Minjia Lv, Jingyun Lian, Dongsheng Xiao, Xinwei Liu
  • Area

    901.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Greenhouse Restaurant / Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group

22:00 - 2 September, 2018
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tian Fu Da Dao, Sichuan Sheng, China
  • Category

  • Architectural Design

    HC+2 Studio of Product R&D Center, Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group
  • Architects in Charge

    Teng Hu, Jing He
  • Architectural Design Consultant & Construction Drawings

    A3 Studio of SADI
  • Area

    880.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

One City development, Gemdale Wuhan / ASPECT Studios

22:00 - 10 August, 2018
One City development, Gemdale Wuhan / ASPECT Studios, © Arch-Exist
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  • Landscape design

  • Location

    Han Yang Da Dao, Wuhan Shi, Hubei Sheng, China
  • Category

  • Landscape Design Director

    Stephen Buckle
  • Landscape Design Team

    Cameron Archie, FangYu Lee, Penny Ren. Sam Xu
  • Area

    35900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Eling Residences / Safdie Architects

20:00 - 8 August, 2018
Eling Residences / Safdie Architects, © ARCH-EXIST
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China
  • Category

  • Design Principal

    Moshe Safdie
  • Principals In Charge

    Greg Reaves, Christopher Mulvey
  • Project Manager

    Jeffrey Huggins
  • Area

    460000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Ruyi Bridge / ZZHK Architects

00:00 - 30 July, 2018
Ruyi Bridge / ZZHK Architects, © Arch-Exist
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Dayuan Park, Tianfuer Street, Gaoxin District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Ke Zhang
  • Design Team

    Fan Chen, Jia Liu, Wenjie Zhen, Haochuan Ye, Bin Fan, Zhipu Cao
  • Collaborator

    Southwest Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute of China
  • Client

    Chengdu Gaotou Construction Development Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    1151.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Hefei Wantou & Vanke Paradise Art Wonderland - Phase1 / ASPECT Studios

22:00 - 20 April, 2018
Hefei Wantou & Vanke Paradise Art Wonderland - Phase1 / ASPECT Studios, © arch-exist
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Tianjin Teda School / schneider+schumacher

19:00 - 21 March, 2018
Exterior glass wall. Image © arch-exist
Exterior glass wall. Image © arch-exist

Viewing school building from the playground. Image © arch-exist Horizontal component detail. Image © arch-exist Building main entrance. Image © arch-exist Vertical component detail. Image © arch-exist + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Michael Schumacher
  • Project Manager

    Nan Wang, Joachim Wendt, Edwin Heimberg
  • Design Team

    Edwin Heimberg, Peichen Pan, Elisabet Aguilar Palau, Xiuyuan Zhang, Luni Lu
  • Area

    62500.0 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.

Jiezi Ancient Town Meiyi Square / Beijing Huaqing An-design Architects

22:00 - 19 February, 2018
Jiezi Ancient Town Meiyi Square / Beijing Huaqing An-design Architects, Meiyi Square Visitor Center West Entrance Corridor. Image © ARCH-EXIST
Meiyi Square Visitor Center West Entrance Corridor. Image © ARCH-EXIST

Meiyi Square Visitor Center Platform. Image © ARCH-EXIST Meiyi Square Visitor Center Side View. Image © ARCH-EXIST Meiyi Square Visitor Centre Roof Material Texture. Image © ARCH-EXIST Meiyi Square Light and Color. Image © Jianyu Pu + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiezi Town, Chongzhou City, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Jianyu Pu
  • Design Team

    Boying Liu, Bing Pu, Shasha Wu
  • Client

    Chengdu liuli tourism investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    12000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs