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Longgang Cultural Centre / Mecanoo

© Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao + 23

Shenzhen, China
  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 95000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

AIA Announces Winners of 2018 Education Design Facility Awards

The American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education has announced the winners of this year’s Education Facility Design Awards. The eight winners and two merit honors were awarded this year’s best educational facilities that not only demonstrate excellence in contemporary architectural design but also further education in innovative ways and serve as an inspirational learning space. This year’s projects are designed for students of all ages, from childhood facilities to higher education buildings.

“Education continues to evolve, and the projects from this year’s Education Facility Design Awards program—presented by the AIA and the Committee on Architecture for Education—represent the state-of-the-art learning environments being developed in today's learning spaces. These projects showcase innovation across the entire learning continuum, displaying how architects are creating cutting-edge spaces that enhance modern pedagogy.”

Read more about the winners below.

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12 Exhibition Design Projects that Show Architecture Doesn't Have to Be Permanent to Be Powerful

Thinking broadly of architecture, the masterpieces of the past inevitably come to mind; buildings constructed to withstand the passage of time, that have found an ally in age, cementing themselves in the history of humanity. Permanence, however, is a hefty weight to bear and architecture that is, due to its program, ephemeral should not be cast aside as "lesser-than."

Enclave Book Pavilion / Aether Architects

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Shenzhen, China
  • Architects: Aether Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 31.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Design Society Shenzhen / MVRDV

© Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao + 17

Shenzhen, China
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

China's First Dedicated Culture & Design Center, Design Society, Opens in Shenzhen

China’s first dedicated cultural design center, Design Society, has opened to the public in Shenzhen. Designed by legendary Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, the center’s brand new building on the harborfront of Shekou will serve as a platform for the museum’s innovative program highlighting all realms of design while creating a “thought-provoking experience” for visitors.

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Tangxia Vanke Port-Apartment / PBA Architects + Tumushi Architects

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Guangzhou Shi, China

Tsinghua Ocean Center / OPEN Architecture

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HEX-SYS / OPEN Architecture

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao + 28

Guangzhou, China
  • Architects: OPEN Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 680.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015