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Yuguandi - Sales Pavilion & Gallery / BLVD International

01:00 - 27 February, 2013
Yuguandi - Sales Pavilion & Gallery   / BLVD International, © Sun Xiangyu
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Xixi Wetland Art Village / Wang Weijen Architecture

01:00 - 20 February, 2013
Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture
Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, China
  • Category

  • Client

    Xixi Wetlands Park Construction Headquarter
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

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New Museum at China Academy of Art Xiangshan Campus / Kengo Kuma & Associates

00:00 - 5 February, 2013
Courtesy of  kengo kuma & associates
Courtesy of kengo kuma & associates

To further the promotion of art education, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and China Academy of Art in Xiangshan have announced plans to construct a new university within the hilly suburbs of Hangzhou by the Spring of 2014. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, the Museum at the China Academy of Art will harmonize with the lush topography and resist modifying any existing slopes to accommodate the 4,936 square meter facility. Instead, the museum’s configuration will mimic the lozenge shaped pattern that was discovered within the contour lines, generating a fluid exhibition space with linear and altering floor levels buffered by partially external galleries.

In addition, Kengo Kuma is investigating the possibility of reusing clay tiles and stones from Hangzhou's old house district so the body of the museum may appear as if the “soil of the tea gardens” were “transformed into architecture”.

More images after the break.

One Taste Holistic / CROX International Co., LTD

01:00 - 23 October, 2012
One Taste Holistic  / CROX International Co., LTD, © Black
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, China
  • Category

  • Head Designers

    Tsung-Jrn Lin, CROX International Director
  • Design Team

    Ying-xiuLin ,Ben-tao Li
  • Clients

    One Taste Holistic Health Club
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten

00:00 - 12 July, 2012
Headquarters of Zhejiang Wuchan Group / gmp Architekten, © Hans-Georg Esch
© Hans-Georg Esch

© Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch © Hans-Georg Esch + 10

  • Architects

    gmp architekten
  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Architect In Charge

    Meinhard von Gerkan
  • Project Manager

    Volkmar Sievers
  • Area

    12700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

CLIC Headquarters / WILCOTER Architects

23:00 - 1 July, 2012
Courtesy of WILCOTER Architects
Courtesy of WILCOTER Architects

WILCOTER Architects shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the international competition to design a group of buildings as the headquarter of China Life Insurance (Group) Company in the Qianjiang New City of Hangzhou. The concept is to create a ‘Tree of Life’, which means supplying a cover or shelter for the life, which is strong and safe to rely on. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Update: Hangzhou Gateway Tower / JDS Architects

09:00 - 30 December, 2011

Back in June, we shared JDS winning mixed use project for Hangzhou, China. Conceptualized as the iconic link that fuses two prominent parts of the city, the Hangzhou H project is a dynamic experiment of formal expression. The tiered volume opens pedestrian connections at the ground level, and supports a generous landscape that functions as a rain water retainer on the roof level. The young firm has just received the necessary building permits, and will begin construction in March of 2012. We’ll keep you covered on the building’s progress, and be sure to view our previous coverage of the winning competition proposal here.

Hangzhou Waves / JDS

09:00 - 27 December, 2011
© JDS
© JDS

JDS has just been awarded first prize for their Hangzhou Waves scheme – a competition entry that called for the design of not one, but two buildings for the financial district of Hangzhou Xintiandi of Hangzhou, China. The two sloping volumes offer different exterior expressions and hold different programmatic entities (a hotel and an office building); yet, the forms are guided by similar attitudes regarding sunlight, green roofs, an active ground plane, etc, which immediately creates a strong relationship between the pair.

More about the winning competition entry after the break.

LYCS Architecture Office / LYCS Architecture

00:00 - 7 August, 2011
LYCS Architecture Office / LYCS Architecture, Courtesy of  lycs architecture
Courtesy of lycs architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Architect

    LYCS Architecture
  • Project Team

    Hao Ruan, Xu Li, Peng Wang
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

South Song Museum Heritage Park / IAPA

11:00 - 1 August, 2011
Courtesy IAPA
Courtesy IAPA

The Australian architecture firm IAPA recently won the South Song Museum Heritage Park competition and has wished to share their winning design with out readers here at ArchDaily. Follow after the break for an accompanying description and images from the architects.

MVRDV wins competition for Comic and Animation Museum in China

17:56 - 6 May, 2011
© MVRDV
© MVRDV

Hangzhou urban planning bureau has announced MVRDV winner of the international design competition for the China Comic and Animation Museum (CCAM) in Hangzhou, China. MVRDV won with a design referring to the speech balloon: a series of eight balloon shaped volumes create an internally complex museum experience of in total 30.000m2. Part of the project is also a series of parks on islands, a public plaza and a 13.000m2 expo centre. Construction start is envisioned for 2012, the total budget is 92 million Euro.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

Jardin de Jade Hangzhou / PAL Design Consultants

00:00 - 18 April, 2011
Jardin de Jade Hangzhou / PAL Design Consultants, Courtesy of  pal design consultants
Courtesy of  pal design consultants

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Alibaba Headquarters / Hassell

00:00 - 9 March, 2011
Alibaba Headquarters / Hassell, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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Shan-Shui Master Plan / Steven Holl Architects

21:00 - 1 January, 2011
Canal View © Steven Holl Architects
Canal View © Steven Holl Architects

When we stopped by Steven Holl’s office in New York, Senior Partner Chris McVoy spoke to us about the firm’s latest project in Hangzhou – an International Tourism Complex. The firm has a growing presence in China and, arguably, some of the team’s strongest works (such as their Linked Hybrid and Horizontal Skyscraper) are situated throughout the region. With their most recent win, the firm will redevelop the site of the oxygen and boiler plants in Hangzhou to create a master plan comprised of residential and cultural components.

More about the project, including an video with McVoy, after the break.

Hangzhou Xintiandi Factory H / Serie Architects

21:00 - 19 October, 2010
© Serie Architects
© Serie Architects

In an adaptive re-use project, Serie Architects, Grimshaw of London and Pysall Ruge Arkitekten of Berlin were asked to renovate four factories in Hangzhou that would form a new urban core for the city center. For Serie’s factory, the firm decided to preserve the unique16 ft tall main hall of the factory and to “accentuate the industrial drama of this massive void by restoring the concrete truss roof structure and by bringing additional light down through a newly glazed lantern.” The design truly feeds upon the existing conditions, as the newer programs are situated on a large plinth, respecting the historic presence of the factory.

More about the project after  the break.

Tang Palace / Atelier Feichang Jianzhu

00:00 - 17 September, 2010
Tang Palace / Atelier Feichang Jianzhu, ©  SHU He
© SHU He

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Jianggan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Principal Designer

    Chang Yung Ho
  • Design Team

    Lin Yi-hsuan, Yu Yue, Wu Xia, Suiming Wang
  • Client

    HongKong Tang Palace Food&Beverage Group Co., LTD.
  • Area

    2460.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

NBBJ and CCDI Break Ground on Hangzhou Sports Park

17:00 - 15 April, 2010

NBBJ, in collaboration and partnership with CCDI, have designed the Hangzhou Sports Park: A vibrant, pedestrian-centric sports and recreation development located in the midst of Hangzhou’s new urban environment. Situated on the Qian Tang riverfront opposite of the new Central Business District, and encompassing a site of approximately 400,000 square meters, the sports park is seen as an opportunity for creating picturesque and sustainable public spaces that are often elusive in the newly constructed urbanism of China. This new place making will be accomplished while intelligently balancing the long-term commercial viability of the sports development.

See more images and architect’s description after the break.

New Academy of Art in Hangzhou / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

00:00 - 27 April, 2009
New Academy of Art in Hangzhou / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

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