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MORE Architecture Designs Village-Inspired Art Museum Ginkgo Gallery

04:00 - 12 April, 2019
MORE Architecture Designs Village-Inspired Art Museum Ginkgo Gallery, North Elevation. Image © MORE Architecture
North Elevation. Image © MORE Architecture

Reacting to the influx of gargantuan, iconic museum buildings produced by China’s recent “museum boom,” MORE Architecture aimed to create an intricate, experiential space with their design for Ginkgo Gallery. The gallery, construction on which has now begun, was conceived as a humble merging of art and nature, part of a network of private museums in the Yangtze River Delta. Ginkgo Gallery also houses an auditorium and workshop space in an effort to make art a part of public life and educate children in contemporary art.

Bird's eye. Image © MORE Architecture Section. Image © MORE Architecture Interior. Image © MORE Architecture Gallery model. Image © MORE Architecture + 13

Ennead Designs New Nature Reserve and Public Aquarium in China

13:00 - 12 March, 2019
Ennead Designs New Nature Reserve and Public Aquarium in China, Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has won the international design competition to design the new Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Nature Preserve in China. Located on an island at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the design was made to raise public awareness around the impact of pollution and construction. The nature reserve aims to rescue critically endangered species and restore biodiversity while allowing visitors to immerse themselves in a natural setting outside the dense urban core of Shanghai.

Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Chinese Sturgeon Nature Preserve. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects + 15

Sasaki Transform the Yangtze Waterfront with Flood-Friendly Masterplan

11:00 - 31 January, 2019
Sasaki Transform the Yangtze Waterfront with Flood-Friendly Masterplan, The Yangzte Riverfront is an integral part of Wuhan’s open space network, and is designed to celebrate the river’s spontaneity.. Image Courtesy of Sasaki
The Yangzte Riverfront is an integral part of Wuhan’s open space network, and is designed to celebrate the river’s spontaneity.. Image Courtesy of Sasaki

Sasaki has released details of their redevelopment proposal for the Yangtze Riverfront Park in Wuhan, China. Developed in collaboration with OMA and Gensler, Sasaki has drawn on the centuries-old symbiosis between the city and river, leveraging the river’s dynamic flooding to nurture a rich regional ecology and create dynamic recreational experiences.

The endeavor in landscape urbanism seeks to celebrate the river’s spontaneity, and incorporate flooding as an essential element. Stitching together then OMA and Gensler “urban balconies,” a series of microenvironments will host a wide variety of distinct wetland ecosystems, the characters of which evolve throughout the seasons.

The City of Wuhan is re-envisioning one of the world’s largest riverfront parks to embrace flooding as an essential dynamic of the public realm.. Image Courtesy of Sasaki The reimagined vision for the park reunites the river with the city and its people.. Image Courtesy of Sasaki Site Plan. Image Courtesy of Sasaki The decommissioned freight train ferry terminal is an example of adaptive reuse which offers new experiences while referencing the industrial legacy of the waterfront.. Image Courtesy of Sasaki + 21