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The Best Chinese Architecture 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.

Victims of Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall / Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology

© Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua + 43

The Exhibition Hall of Crime Evidences in Harbin / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

Sunken courtyard. Image © Yao li Birdview. Image © Yao li Meditation atrium. Image © Yao li View from railway. Image © Yao li + 31

Harbin, China
  • Architects: Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Da Chang Muslim Cultural Center / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

Night view of the arch. Image © Yao Li Arch detail. Image © Yao Li Arch. Image © Yao Li © Yao Li + 23

  • Architects: Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 35000.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015