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3rd International Placemaking Week

11:16 - 14 August, 2019
3rd International Placemaking Week, Join us for the 3rd International Placemaking Week on October 1-4 in Chattanooga, TN!
Join us for the 3rd International Placemaking Week on October 1-4 in Chattanooga, TN!

The 3rd International Placemaking Week is an intimate, four day-long global gathering of public space practitioners, researchers, and advocates that combines hands-on learning, public space activations, and innovative social events.

This year's event on October 1-4, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will provide a platform for placemakers to share tools, stories, and lessons learned. Organized by Project for Public Spaces and local co-host The Enterprise Center, the event will present an inspiring and engaging week full of hands-on sessions, off-site workshops, tours, and networking events, all designed to build upon our previous Placemaking Weeks in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2017, and

reSITE 2019 REGENERATE

10:00 - 28 June, 2019
reSITE 2019 REGENERATE, reSITE 2019 REGENERATE, a game-changing event on cities' regeneration
reSITE 2019 REGENERATE, a game-changing event on cities' regeneration

reSITE’s game-changing event brings together a global community of 50 thought leaders, architects, urbanists, and the most innovative minds to share state-of-the-art trends in sustainable architecture as well as urban planning and living. REGENERATE is a call to action offering solutions to the pressing questions arising from climate change, redevelopment, and young generation’s demands and changing values.

The Unlikely Life, Death and Rebirth of the Hastings Pier

08:30 - 29 October, 2018
The Unlikely Life, Death and Rebirth of the Hastings Pier, Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Laurian Ghinitiou
Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Laurian Ghinitiou

The story of the Hastings Pier is an improbable one. Located in Hastings - a stone's throw away from the battlefield that defined English history - the pier was first opened to the promenading public in 1872. For decades the structure, an exuberant array of Victorian-era decoration, entertained seaside crowds but by the new millennium had fallen out of disrepair. In 2008 the pier was closed - a closure that became seemingly irreversible when, two years later, it burnt down.

Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Laurian Ghinitiou Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Laurian Ghinitiou Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Laurian Ghinitiou Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Laurian Ghinitiou + 21

China's Mega Industrial Regeneration Project has Lessons for the World

03:30 - 5 October, 2018
China's Mega Industrial Regeneration Project has Lessons for the World, Courtesy of CCTN Design
Courtesy of CCTN Design

Across the world, developed cities are rebelling against heavy industry. While some reasons vary depending on local circumstances, a common global drive towards clean energy, and the shifting of developed economies towards financial services, automation, and the gig economy, is leaving a common trace within urban centers. From Beijing to Detroit, vast wastelands of steel and concrete will stand as empty relics to the age of steel and coal.

The question of what to do with these wastelands, with defunct furnaces, railways, chimneys, and lakes, may be one of the major urban questions facing generations of architects to come. What can be done when the impracticality of industrial complexes, and the precious land they needlessly occupy, collides with the embodied energy, memories, and histories which few would wish to lose?

Courtesy of CCTN Design Courtesy of CCTN Design Courtesy of CCTN Design Courtesy of CCTN Design + 20

7 Architects Create 7 New Community Spaces Beneath a Disused Japanese Overpass

08:00 - 17 May, 2018
7 Architects Create 7 New Community Spaces Beneath a Disused Japanese Overpass, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

A +100 meter stretch of land beneath a train overpass in Koganecho, a district of Yokohama, Japan, underwent a progressive refurbishment in which seven different types of community space, each designed by a different architect, were built within a pre-set spatial grid. Historically there were many social issues in the area, largely in relation to its profitable but dangerous black market and red-light district. Once the illegal activity was eradicated in 2005, the underpass presented a great opportunity for social re-development, and the resultant project - the Koganecho Centre - emphasized an age-old Japanese cultural commitment, where what was once broken is used to make something new.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 23

'Re-Veil' Factory Regeneration / Superimpose Architecture

09:00 - 25 April, 2018
© Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Changzhi, Shanxi, China
  • Category

  • Partners Superimpose

    Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt
  • Design Team

    Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Pablo Gonzalez, Huimin Xie, Xiaoyu Xu
  • Area

    6000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Village as Kitchen of UABB / ZHOU Wei + ZHANG Bin / Atelier Z+

22:00 - 15 March, 2018
Village as Kitchen of UABB / ZHOU Wei + ZHANG Bin / Atelier Z+, 3# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images
3# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images

3# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images 3# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images 8# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images 8# Exhibition Hall. Image © CreatAR Images + 52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dameisha Village, Yantian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Bin Zhang
  • Project Architect

    Zina Li
  • Project Team

    Jing Yang, Ye Xu, Zhaorong Xie, Xiaoxun Liang, Ziyu Cheng
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

10 Young Chinese Architecture Firms To Watch Out For

09:30 - 10 January, 2017
10 Young Chinese Architecture Firms To Watch Out For

2016 has been a momentous year for Chinese architecture. From the completion of the Harbin Opera house by MAD to the Aga Khan Awards recognizing Zhang Ke of Standard Architecture for his micro-scale design of the Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre in Beijing. It seems the general perception of Chinese architecture has finally moved beyond the big, weird and ugly.

Since we’ve started to branch out into China, the ArchDaily China team has been able to discover the rich layers beyond just these rising Chinese stars. As part of the country's large-scale urbanization process, last year, we posted some of the large-scale projects designed by China’s (largely unknown) Design & Research institutions such as train stations and cultural centers.

In addition, we’ve also come across a series of smaller, lesser known, younger practices that focuses more on small-scale experimental work. Here are our top ten favorites: 

Tiantai No.2 Primary School . Image © Yu Xu Youth Hotel of iD Town. Image © Chaos.Z Tea House in Hutong. Image © Wang Ning Chi She. Image © Su Shengliang + 25

San Francisco 2016: Tenderloin System Update

07:01 - 8 February, 2016
San Francisco 2016: Tenderloin System Update

Following on from the success of ‘Cambodia 2015’ (awarded 3rd Top Competition of 2015 by Bustler), Eleven is excited to announce their latest architecture and idea challenge: ‘San Francisco 2016 - Tenderloin System Update’.

For this challenge, we move to California, in the beautiful city of San Francisco. The city is the USA’s most sought after real estate location and its Bay Area is today leading the way for innovative technologies and new urban models for the future. However, San Francisco is also home to the Tenderloin, one of the most distressed and dangerous neighborhoods of the USA. 

Call for Ideas: Closed Worlds Design Competition

06:50 - 6 November, 2015
Call for Ideas: Closed Worlds Design Competition, Earth as seen on July 6, from a distance of almost one million miles by a NASA scientific camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Credit: NASA.
Earth as seen on July 6, from a distance of almost one million miles by a NASA scientific camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Credit: NASA.

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system: a self-sustaining physical environment demarcated from its surroundings by a boundary that does not allow for the transfer of matter or energy.

REGENERATION! Book Launch

07:00 - 2 October, 2015
REGENERATION! Book Launch, Jessie Brennan A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (2014) Graphite on paper (framed in aluminium), 57.5 x 71.5 cm, commissioned for Progress by the Foundling Museum, 2014
Jessie Brennan A Fall of Ordinariness and Light (2014) Graphite on paper (framed in aluminium), 57.5 x 71.5 cm, commissioned for Progress by the Foundling Museum, 2014

RIBA Bookshop presents the book launch of 'REGENERATION! Conversations, Drawings, Archives & Photographs from Robin Hood Gardens' by Jessie Brennan. The publication contains Brennan’s two series of drawings Conversation Pieces and A Fall of Ordinariness and Light, among other research – including contributions by authors Owen Hatherley and Richard Martin – from Robin Hood Gardens estate in east London.

David Adjaye Unveils Major Residential Development Planned for Johannesburg

18:00 - 17 March, 2015
David Adjaye Unveils Major Residential Development Planned for Johannesburg , © Adjaye Associates
© Adjaye Associates

Adjaye Associates has announced plans to transform a 17-floor post-modernist structure in Johannesburg’s central business district into a luxury mixed-use building that will be known as the “Hallmark House.” Scheduled for completion mid-2016, the project aims to “combine an African aesthetic with a contemporary vision” and form a new typology for urban living.

“The transformation of Hallmark House is an opportunity to apply fresh thinking to urban community and to address changing lifestyles with a more fluid approach to the way we inhabit cities,” says David Adjaye.

AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London, Keith Griffiths. Image Courtesy of Aedas
Keith Griffiths. Image Courtesy of Aedas

Following the recent announcement of Aedas' demerger into two separate companies - one retaining the Aedas name and the other now known as AHR - we spoke to Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas' global board and a practicing architect for close to three decades. The company, which was recently ranked by the Architects' Journal as the 5th largest and most influential practice in the world, have now moved their head office to London's Chandos Place and are championing a new approach to urban regeneration in the UK's capital. Alongside discussing how an international practice of Aedas' scale successfully operates, Griffiths offered his insight into how the future looks for European cities based on a tried and tested Asian model of densification.

To find out how Aedas approach sustainability in flourishing Asian markets, as well as the significance of the 'urban hub' typology for London's metropolitan future, read the interview in full after the break.

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex, Guangzhou, China. Image Courtesy of Aedas North Star Mixed-use Development, Beijing, China [Designed by Andrew Bromberg]. Image Courtesy of Aedas Hengqin International Financial Centre, Zhuhai, China. Image Courtesy of Aedas R&F Centre, Guangzhou, China {Project Design Director - Ken Wai, Aedas]. Image Courtesy of Aedas + 7