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Longgang Cultural Centre / Mecanoo

10:00 - 12 February, 2019
© Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Mecanoo
  • Local Architects

    CCDI
  • Area

    95000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

China Resources Headquarters / KPF

10:00 - 24 January, 2019
China Resources Headquarters / KPF, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith + 28

  • Architects

    KPF
  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Area

    210000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

SMOORE Industrial Space Alteration / CM Design

20:00 - 21 January, 2019
SMOORE Industrial Space Alteration / CM Design, © Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhoushi Road,Lezhujiao Village, Baoan, ShenZhen, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Danping Chen , Jun Liao, Heng Yang, Mingming Yao ,Lei Li, Jingyi Lin, Xianshuang Liang(intern)
  • Contractor

    Guanjiang
  • Area

    11275.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant Set to Open Next Year in Shenzhen

13:00 - 21 January, 2019
World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant Set to Open Next Year in Shenzhen, Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan
Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan

The world's largest waste-to-energy plant by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan is set to open next year on the outskirts of Shenzhen, China. The new plant is made to handle 5000 tons of waste per day within a simple, clean, and iconic structure. It will incinerate waste and generate power while teaching residents about the waste-energy cycle. The project aims to showcase new developments in China's waste-to-energy sector and share them with the world.

Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan + 20

EMTEK / ZONES DESIGN

19:00 - 12 January, 2019
EMTEK / ZONES DESIGN, © SHANR Workshop
© SHANR Workshop

© SHANR Workshop © SHANR Workshop © SHANR Workshop © SHANR Workshop + 20

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Qiwei Dai
  • Design Team

    Hui Wang, Weijun Li, Qian Lai
  • Area

    566.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Way of Seeing / Waterfrom Design

20:00 - 9 January, 2019
3F aisle. Image © Yuchen Chao
3F aisle. Image © Yuchen Chao
  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Luohu District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Nic Lee
  • Design Team

    Elvin Ke, Marco Tseng, Zona Chen
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

KPF Completes the Third-Tallest Building in Shenzhen

09:00 - 7 January, 2019
KPF Completes the Third-Tallest Building in Shenzhen , © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has announced the completion of the third-tallest building in Shenzhen. The China Resources Headquarters, a 400-meter-tall commercial office tower, stitches together retail, residential, and office functions surrounded by 2,000 square meters of public space.

The tower, inspired by the shape of winter bamboo shoots, seeks to “invigorate Shenzhen’s urban fabric while providing one of the country’s premier companies with a visual icon symbolizing its historic growth and prominent stature.”

© Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith + 5

Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Soaring Shenzhen Towers

09:00 - 3 January, 2019
Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Soaring Shenzhen Towers, China Merchants Taiza Bay, Shenzhen. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
China Merchants Taiza Bay, Shenzhen. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has released details of their proposed China Merchants Bank HQ in Shenzhen. The soaring 350-meter tower, intended to house the bank’s 13,000-strong workforce, will be complemented by a sister tower 180 meters in height, containing a luxury hotel and mixed-use office, cultural, and retail spaces.

The taller office tower is comprised of large-span column-free floorplates supported by offset cores at either side. A glazed façade has been shaped to avoid downdrafts, thus making the surrounding open spaces on the ground floor more comfortable for the public. 

China Merchants Taiza Bay, Shenzhen. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners China Merchants Taiza Bay, Shenzhen. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners China Merchants Taiza Bay, Shenzhen. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners China Merchants Taiza Bay, Shenzhen. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners + 5

Liuxiandong-Plot A4+B2 of Vanke Design Community / FCHA

21:00 - 1 January, 2019
Birdview. Image © Guanhong Chen
Birdview. Image © Guanhong Chen

Roof green park. Image © Guanhong Chen Large steps. Image © Guanhong Chen Shared office platform. Image © Guanhong Chen Lecture hall. Image © Guanhong Chen + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanshan District, ShenZhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Project manager

    Xianzhi Zeng, Wan Gan
  • Design Team

    Jianhui Wang, XueFa Liu, Jie Liang, JiaQi Zhao, Xusheng Guo, Xin Li
  • Partner in Charge

    Zetao Chen
  • Area

    7500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Mecanoo's Qianhai Data Center is a "Digital Lighthouse" for Shenzhen

09:00 - 26 December, 2018
Mecanoo's Qianhai Data Center is a "Digital Lighthouse" for Shenzhen, © Mecanoo
© Mecanoo

Mecanoo has unveiled their design for the Qianhai Data Center in Shenzhen, China, from which they received second prize in an international design competition. The 63,000-square-meter scheme, imagined as an urban beacon, consists of an opaque tower atop an open plinth with offices and support spaces.

The 113-meter-tall “digital lighthouse” is to be located within the 15-square-kilometer Qianhai Free Development Zone, where it will mark the arrival to the district and symbolize its innovative ambition.

© Mecanoo © Mecanoo © Mecanoo © Mecanoo + 13

The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018

09:00 - 25 December, 2018
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year. This year, the top prize was given to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects. The tapered tower, South Korea’s tallest, also houses the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, for architects who can handle the 1820-foot (555-meter) drop.

Longyuan School / ZHUBO-AAO + H DESIGN

20:00 - 20 December, 2018
Longyuan School / ZHUBO-AAO + H DESIGN, Atrium of middle school teaching building. Image © Schran Image
Atrium of middle school teaching building. Image © Schran Image

Social corridor. Image © Schran Image Outer Stairs to Playground. Image © Qingshan Wu Primary school entrance atrium. Image © Schran Image Indoor classroom. Image © Qingshan Wu + 35

MVRDV Redefines the Skyscraper as a 3D City in Shenzhen

13:00 - 19 December, 2018
MVRDV Redefines the Skyscraper as a 3D City in Shenzhen, Vanke 3D City. Image © ATCHAIN
Vanke 3D City. Image © ATCHAIN

Dutch practice MVRDV has won the competition to design the new Vanke headquarters building in Shenzhen. Designed for the major Chinese real estate developer, the 250 meter tall project is a cluster of eight interlinked blocks of offices, housing and culture. The concept was grounded in MVRDV's research into the three-dimensional city. Aiming to rethink the next generation of skyscrapers, the tower rises from four separate bases to a single crowning tower.

Vanke 3D City. Image © ATCHAIN Vanke 3D City. Image © ATCHAIN Vanke 3D City. Image © ATCHAIN Vanke 3D City. Image © ATCHAIN + 17

No-Boundary Toilet / ZHUBO-AAO

21:00 - 7 December, 2018
Exterior night. Image © Chao Zhang
Exterior night. Image © Chao Zhang

Entrance. Image © Chao Zhang Exterior. Image © Chao Zhang Compartment . Image © Chao Zhang Compartment Interior . Image © John Siu + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Majialong, Shenzhen, China
  • Category

  • Project Director

    Qiao Zhong
  • Architect in Charge

    Xin Huang, John Siu
  • Design Team

    Junda Li, Yaomin Hu
  • Area

    30.83 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Heytea Daydreamer / A.A.N ARCHITECTS

23:00 - 6 December, 2018
© Zeng Zhe
© Zeng Zhe

© Zeng Zhe © Zeng Zhe © Zeng Zhe © Zeng Zhe + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Junjie Yan
  • Design Team

    Keyan Tan, Xiaoling Zheng, Yuxing Yi, Yinghua Wen,Heng Du, Shaozhen Zhuo, Luolin Zhang, Kai Xu
  • Area

    486.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

ANGLE / Various Associates

19:00 - 4 December, 2018
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

© Feng Shao © Feng Shao © Feng Shao © Feng Shao + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    South area ,N0.1 Shenzhen Bay, Shenzhen, China
  • Category

  • Main designer

    Dongzi Yang, Zuoqian Wang
  • Project manage

    Qianyi Lin
  • Textile designer

    Litian He
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Carlo Ratti to Curate Biennale for the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Cities

09:00 - 29 November, 2018
Carlo Ratti to Curate Biennale for the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Cities, Roboat. Image © MIT and AMS_www roboat org
Roboat. Image © MIT and AMS_www roboat org

Carlo Ratti has been announced as Chief Curator for the 2019 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. He will join Academic Curators Politecnico di Torino and South China University to critically explore the impact of artificial intelligence on communities and urban space.

The team will investigate “how our relationship with the city might change when buildings become able to respond to our presence.” Ratti’s expertise in the area of future technology and artificial intelligence is reflected in his role within the MIT Senseable City Lab, whose experiments propagate future scenarios for the built environment.

Carlo Ratti to Curate the 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen)

10:22 - 22 November, 2018
Carlo Ratti to Curate the 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) , Courtesy of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen)
Courtesy of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen)

The Organizing Committee of the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) (“UABB (Shenzhen)”) announced the team of Chief Curators of 2019 UABB (Shenzhen), which includes Architect and Director of MIT Senseable City Lab Carlo Ratti, CAE Academician Meng Jianmin and famous curator and art critic Fabio Cavallucci