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Nanjing: The Latest Architecture and News

Flora Pavilion / Design School of Nanjing University of the Arts

Day View. Image © Yusi Chen Shared Color Space. Image © Yusi Chen Night View. Image © Yusi Chen Night View. Image © Yusi Chen + 19

Nanjing, China

Pause Cafe / FANAF

© Jin Weijian © Jin Weijian © Jin Weijian © Jin Weijian + 33

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: FANAF
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

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

Cultural Innovation Store in the Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Museum / FANAF

© Jin Xiaowen © Jin Xiaowen © Jin Xiaowen © Jin Xiaowen + 27

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: FANAF
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  300.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Nanjing Eco-Tech Island Exhibition Center / NBBJ + Jiangsu Provincial Architectural Design & Research Institute

Nanjing, China

This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons

A simultaneous celebration of their cultural iconicity and distillation from their various contexts, Beautified China is a photographic essay by Kris Provoost (one-half of the vlogging duo behind #donotsettle) that tracks the evolution of Chinese architectural landmarks over the course of the past 7 years. Beginning his investigation with the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, Provoost considers a decade of architecture proposed for China by the profession’s biggest names, many of which have been built now with monumental reputations in rising cities.

“Most ‘starchitects’ had their chance to build, or to fulfill their wildest dreams,” explains Provoost. “Some of them became landmarks: CCTV headquarters by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren or the Bird’s Nest/National Stadium by Herzog and de Meuron for example. Others have turned a suburb into a new center, or have established a new city on its own.”

International Youth Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost China Pavilion / JingTang. Image © Kris Provoost British Pavilion / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Kris Provoost Galaxy SOHO / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost + 22

Shitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL Architects

© Yao Li © Hou Bowen © Hou Bowen © Hou Bowen + 27

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: AZL Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Stefano Boeri Architetti Unveils Plans for Vertical Forest Towers in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti has released plans for their first “Vertical Forest” project to be realized in Asia, two mixed-use towers to be located near the Yangtze River in the Pukou District of Nanjing, China. In total, over 1100 trees will cover the building, helping to regenerate local biodiversity while cleaning the air.

Daishan Kindergarten / Atelier Zhouling

© HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen + 22

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: Atelier Zhouling
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4279.6
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Daishan Primary School / ZHOU Ling Design Studio

© HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen © HOU Bowen + 32

Nanjing, China

Country Shop in Huashu Village / ZHOU Ling Design Studio

Nanjing, China

Sneak Peek: Zaha Hadid Architects' Nanjing International Youth Culture Center

© Khoo Guo Jie
© Khoo Guo Jie

Photographer Khoo Guo Jie of Béton Brut has provided us with some new images of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre, now nearing completion along the Yangtze river in Hexi New Town, Nanjing’s new central business district.

Occupying a 5.2 hectare site, the complex contains 465,000 square meters of floor space, which includes a hotel, conference center, offices and underground parking, and is part of a larger masterplan by ZHA that will feature a pedestrian bridge linking the plaza with the other side of the river.

© Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie © Khoo Guo Jie + 10

Nanjing Green Light House / Archiland International

Courtesy of Archiland International Courtesy of Archiland International Courtesy of Archiland International Courtesy of Archiland International + 21

Nanjing, China

Renovation of Nanjing Confucius Temple / DC ALLIANCE

© Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong © Lyu Hengzhong + 15

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: DC ALLIANCE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  42000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China

Ennead Architects has unveiled the plans for its new project, the Qilin Technology Innovation Park, located in Nanjing, China. The 468,000 square meter project seeks to give a new direction to Chinese urbanism, as it moves away from the trend of “individual architectural trophies,” and towards “creating a holistic district identity and memorable urban space on a human scale.”

Inspired by Silicon Valley, the new science and technology district will create a “24-7 mixed-use urban research hub,” with commercial and government office space, conference facilities, residential buildings, hotels, retail environments, and public open space.

Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects + 19

Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum / Studio Odile Decq

© Odile Decq © Odile Decq © Odile Decq © Odile Decq + 26

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: Studio Odile Decq
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Baiyunting Culture and Art Center / Dushe Architectural Design Co

© Su Sheng Liang © Su Sheng Liang © Su Sheng Liang © Su Sheng Liang + 34

Nanjing, China
  • Architects: Dushe Architectural Design Co
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  25000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects

“We have to try to work with scale and memory. I think in the last twenty years the main problem is that we lost the 归宿感 [sense of belonging]. The people here have been moving from house to house for a long time, the result is that we don’t have a feeling of home… even if you are staying in a nice house or villa you don’t consider it as an ideal or permanent home where you could stay. This might be considered the problem. More than ten years ago we used to have that feeling, the sense to belong to a specific space. We used to live in neighbourhoods where we had a social background, a community, now you don’t have any community, you don’t see the neighbors any more. Now Chinese people are becoming lonely, they are losing that feeling and becoming 'homeless'.” - Zhang Lei, Nanjing, 2013

Model Animal Research Center of Nanjing University / AZL architects. Image Courtesy of AZL Architects Slit House / AZL architects. Image © Nacasa & Partners Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects. Image © Yao Li + 17