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First Sight Bookstore of Pingjiang Wonder / Shanghai Tianhua Architectural Design

21:00 - 5 December, 2018
The Curtain Wall Reflecting the Sunlight. Image © Jianghe Zeng
The Curtain Wall Reflecting the Sunlight. Image © Jianghe Zeng

A Piece of Delicately-Cut Crystal. Image © Jianghe Zeng Exterior. Image © Jianghe Zeng Interior. Image © Jianghe Zeng Interior. Image © Jianghe Zeng + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    777 Liansheng Rd, Gusu Dist., Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Rudan Ye, Jing Zhang, Hucheng Yuan
  • Design Team

    Jinshan Chen, Tianyu Jin, Xin Wang, Peng Liu, Guangyuan Zhu
  • Area

    1800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Hong Leong City Center / Aedas

19:00 - 16 November, 2018
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Leong City Center, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Lead Architects

    Dr Andy We, Keith Griffiths
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Xiangcheng District Planning Exhibition Hall / Lacime Architects

21:00 - 9 November, 2018
Exterior. Image © Shengliang Su
Exterior. Image © Shengliang Su

Exterior. Image © Shengliang Su Exterior. Image © Shengliang Su Exterior. Image © Shengliang Su Exterior. Image © Shengliang Su + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    East of Suzhou North Railway Station, Nantiancheng Road, Suzhou, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Hu Cheng
  • Design Team

    Dezhen Kong, Zhihao Jin
  • Area

    6030.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Gusu Aristo Villa / Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design

19:00 - 26 September, 2018
© Yong Zhang
© Yong Zhang

© Yong Zhang © Yong Zhang © Yong Zhang © Yong Zhang + 31

Xijing Bay Pastoral Restaurant / 1406 STUDIO

20:00 - 3 July, 2018
Xijing Bay Pastoral Restaurant / 1406 STUDIO, Night View. Image © Kun Zhang
Night View. Image © Kun Zhang

Building Envrionment. Image © Yue Shen Small stone path and wooden fence dining area. Image © Kun Zhang Overhead dining area. Image © Bo Gao North side backyard. Image © Yue Shen + 30

Yangcheng Lake Villas / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

22:00 - 4 June, 2018
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute + 19

Astronomical Park of Zhenze High School / Specific Architects + Unit Architects

22:00 - 23 May, 2018
Daliy use of the Astronomical Park. Image © Hengzhong LYU
Daliy use of the Astronomical Park. Image © Hengzhong LYU

Interior of the Astronomy Pavilion. Image © Hengzhong LYU Spiral stairs. Image © Hengzhong LYU Aerial view. Image © Hengzhong LYU Night view of  the Planetarium Pavilion. Image © Hengzhong LYU + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    1750 Pang Yang Lu, Wujiang Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • Lead Architects

    Yong Zheng
  • Design Team

    Huiping Liu, Wanli Zhang, Haojie Liu
  • Astronomy Consultant

    Min Li
  • Clients

    Zhenze High School
  • Area

    6330.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Suzhou Museum / I.M. Pei + Pei Partnership Architects

08:00 - 11 May, 2018
AD Classics: Suzhou Museum / I.M. Pei + Pei Partnership Architects, © Chenxing Mi
© Chenxing Mi

As one of the latest built works of acclaimed Pritzker architect I.M. Pei, Suzhou Museum was built in the heart of his hometown, Suzhou, China. As one of the last surviving modernists, the architect strove to bring together both his modernist sensibilities as well as the Suzhou vernacular. Sited on the northeast section of the historic quarter of Suzhou, the museum is adjacent to the landmarked Zhong Wang Fu, a complex of 19th-century historical residences, and the Garden of the Humble Administrator, a 16th-century garden listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. [1]

Images in this article were captured in 2016 by Rome-based photographer, Chenxing Mi. Read the full article after the break.

© Chenxing Mi © Chenxing Mi © Chenxing Mi © Chenxing Mi + 26

gmp Wins Competition for Science Complex in Suzhou, China

16:00 - 4 May, 2018
gmp Wins Competition for Science Complex in Suzhou, China, Courtesy of gmp Atchain
Courtesy of gmp Atchain

By 2020, an innovation campus with offices and laboratories for young companies in the high-tech field will be developed in Suzhou, the eastern Chinese metropolis. The total of 330,000 square meters of gross floor area is provided in five building clusters of different sizes, which are arranged offset from each other around a park and lake landscape. In the spring of 2018, the design by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and WES landscape architects won first prize in the competition for the project.

Exhibition hall, floor plan, level 1 Site plan Courtesy of gmp Atchain Courtesy of gmp Atchain + 15

Perkins+Will is Creating a Whole New World for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum

06:00 - 19 January, 2018
Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Courtesy of Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will is creating a whole new world 62 miles northwest of Shanghai for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum. Inspired by shan sui, the Chinese phrase for "mountain-water,” the complex lies at the foot of Lion Mountain and adjacent to Shishan Lake. The 600,000 square foot museum will be the focal point of a new cultural neighborhood in Shishan Park.

Original Bakery / D+space design

19:00 - 12 January, 2018
Original Bakery / D+space design, © Fancy Images
© Fancy Images

© Fancy Images © Fancy Images © Fancy Images © Fancy Images + 17

Historic House Renovation in Suzhou / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

05:00 - 7 January, 2018
Historic House Renovation in Suzhou / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, © Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano

© Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    No29 Jinli Road , Gu Su District, Suzhou, China
  • Lead Architectus

    Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Lingzi Liu, Liman Wei, Shiting Zhang, Guang Yang
  • Area

    2500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Nic's Planet / Mur Mur Lab

19:00 - 3 January, 2018
© Unitu, Yang Liu
© Unitu, Yang Liu

© Unitu, Yang Liu © Unitu, Yang Liu © Unitu, Yang Liu © Unitu, Yang Liu + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    20 Huancheng N Rd, Kunshan Shi, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Murong Xia, Zhi Li
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Brick Kiln Folk Inn & Museum - Interior Design / H DESIGN

22:00 - 1 January, 2018
Brick Kiln Folk Inn & Museum - Interior Design / H DESIGN, Brick Kiln Inn Reception. Image © Qilin Zhang, Xiang Qian
Brick Kiln Inn Reception. Image © Qilin Zhang, Xiang Qian

Brick Kiln Inn Lobby Cafe Shop. Image © Qilin Zhang, Xiang Qian Brick Kiln Inn Lobby Rest Area. Image © Qilin Zhang, Xiang Qian Brick Kiln Inn Lobby Cafe Shop. Image © Qilin Zhang, Xiang Qian Brick Kiln Inn Lobby Reception. Image © Qilin Zhang, Xiang Qian + 15

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Kunshan CIty, Jiangsu City, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kevin Hu
  • Design Team

    Jason Jiang, Wendell Wu, Vivi Zhang
  • Landscape Design

    China Urban Construction Design&Research Institute CO.LTD, View Unlimited, Landscape Architecture Studio, CUCD
  • Area

    4460.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Landscape Design of Suzhou Vanke Great Lake Park / LANDAU international design

22:00 - 8 August, 2017
Landscape Design of Suzhou Vanke Great Lake Park / LANDAU international design, © ARCH-EXIST
© ARCH-EXIST

© ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST + 37

Dongyuan Qianxun Community Center / Scenic Architecture Office

20:00 - 23 July, 2017
Dongyuan Qianxun Community Center / Scenic Architecture Office, © Dongyuan Design
© Dongyuan Design

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xiangcheng District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhu Xiaofeng
  • Design Team

    Zhuang Xinjia (Project Manager), Shi Yin (Senior Designer) Sheng Tai(Field Designer) Du Shigang, LiCheng, FuRong, Luo Qi, Xiao Zaiyuan, Shang Yunpeng
  • LDI

    Suzhou Architectural Design & Research Institute Ltd.
  • Structural Consultant

    Zhang Zhun
  • Area

    3327.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Twice as Nice? Suzhou's Latest Architectural Homage Copies London's "Tower Bridge"

07:30 - 2 March, 2017

It's common knowledge that China has "at least 10 White Houses, four Arcs de Triomphe, a couple of Great Sphinxes and at least one Eiffel Tower," report the New York Times. But now photographs of a copy of London’s famous Tower Bridge (a Victorian riparian gateway to the city) in the Chinese city of Suzhou have emerged – and it's been adapted to suit a five-lane highway. Almost identical—from a distance, at least—to its British counterpart the new structure, which was completed in 2012, has been doubled – a feat which has also required some spectacular architectural additions.

Suzhou Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum / Vector Architects

10:00 - 7 December, 2016
Suzhou Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum / Vector Architects, © Chen Hao
© Chen Hao

© Chen Hao © Chen Hao © Chen Hao © Chen Hao + 53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Design team

    Yi-Chi Wang, Dongping Sun, Dan Zhao, Bai Li, Rae-Hsuan Hou, Pin-Chen Yeh, Yilun Wang, Kai Zhang
  • Area

    14000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs