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Zhengzhou: The Latest Architecture and News

Lamborghini Exhibition Center / PMA

south viewing from airport highway. Image © Zhi Xia continuous facade. Image © Zhi Xia transforming facade of the office area on the 2F. Image © Zhi Xia viewing from 2F VIP lounge to staircase. Image © Zhi Xia + 21

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: PMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1030.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Haishang Plaza / Archimorphic

© Zhongzhou Ke © Zhongzhou Ke © Zhongzhou Ke © Zhongzhou Ke + 24

Zhengzhou, China

Ideal Land-Art & Culture Center / Verse Design

aerial view. Image © Schran Images
aerial view. Image © Schran Images

aerial view. Image © Schran Images entrance. Image © Schran Images Library overhangs the wall by 13 meters. Image © Schran Images main courtyard and corridor. Image © Schran Images + 25

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: Verse Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 5100.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Zhengzhou Jianye Football Town Tourist Center / SHUISHI

© Yijie Hu © Yijie Hu © Yijie Hu © Yijie Hu + 38

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: SHUISHI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2725.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

JHW Store / Atelier tao+c

gf vitrine. Image © Fangfang Tian gf view of the sunken space. Image © Fangfang Tian gf main space. Image © Fangfang Tian material and light. Image © Fangfang Tian + 31

Zhengzhou, China
  • Interiors designers: Atelier tao+c
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 405.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

HEYTEA at Zhengzhou Grand Emporium / MOC DESIGN OFFICE

look from window. Image © ArchiTranslator facade. Image © ArchiTranslator interior. Image © ArchiTranslator long table. Image © ArchiTranslator + 25

Vita - The Fortune Bridge / ARIZON DESIGN

Cultural Activity function. Image © SHEN-PHOTO Festival Gourmet Street function. Image © SHEN-PHOTO Daily Leisure function. Image © SHEN-PHOTO Spatial Detail. Image © SHEN-PHOTO + 15

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: ARIZON DESIGN
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1100.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Skyscrapers of 2018: Soaring Beyond the Archetypal Crystal Tower

© Viktor Sukharukov
© Viktor Sukharukov

Either as singular outcroppings or as part of a bustling center, skyscrapers are neck-craning icons across major city centers in the world. A modern trope of extreme success and wealth, the skyscraper has become an architectural symbol for vibrant urban hubs and commercial powerhouses dominating cities like New York, Dubai, and Singapore.

While skyscrapers are omnipresent, 2018 introduced new approaches, technologies, and locations to the high-rise typology. From variations in materiality to form, designs for towers have started to address aspects beyond simply efficiency and height, proposing new ways for the repetitive form to bring unique qualities to city skylines. Below, a few examples of proposals and trends from 2018 that showcase the innovative ideas at work: 

Courtesy of Plompmozes © Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects + 13

Hanhai Luxury Condos / Archimorphic

© Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang + 27

Zhengzhou, China

Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects

View from railway station. Image © Jianghe Zeng Illumination by night. Image © Jianghe Zeng View of facade. Image © Jianghe Zeng Staircase in „Sky Atrium“ . Image © Jianghe Zeng + 16

  • Architects: gmp Architects ; Design: Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz, Nicolas Pomränke
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 746000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park / WSP ARCHITECTS

© RUIJING Photography © RUIJING Photography © RUIJING Photography © RUIJING Photography + 19

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: WSP ARCHITECTS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4872.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Aedas Unveil Design for an Undulating Office Complex in Central China

The internationally recognized architecture firm Aedas has unveiled their design for the Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office Project. The sprawling and interconnected 196 foot-tall three-tower complex is proposed for the city of Zhengzhou, the capital of the Henan Province in central China—one of the regions' largest transportation hubs. Occupying a relatively narrow site, the towers are woven together by a rhythmic glass facade inspired by the formal qualities of the winding Yellow River.

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas + 7

2017 China International Horticultural Expo Urumqi Garden / Lab D+H

© Xue'er photography Tang Xi © Xue'er photography Tang Xi © Xue'er photography Tang Xi © Xue'er photography Tang Xi + 21

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: Lab D+H
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 600.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Hanhai Luxury Condominiums / Amphibianarc

© Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai + 30

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: Amphibianarc
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 21500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

New Collectivism / O-office Architects

© Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z + 20

Dongguan Shi, China
  • Architects: O-office Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4195.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre / Mailitis Architects

© Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks + 24

Zhengzhou, China
  • Architects: Mailitis Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 614.8
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Tonkin Liu Reveals the Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou

London-based firm Tonkin Liu has released images of its competition-winning Trade Centre in Zhengzhou, China. The Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou will comprise of five mixed-use towers swooping out of a ring-shaped podium. Inspired by the nearby Songshan mountainscape, the scheme aims to celebrate the city’s origins as it rockets into a high-tech future.

A family of five towers creates an urban mountainscape. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A responsive facade creates a heavy base, and lantern-like tips. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A ring-shaped podium contains a soft landscaped garden. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A family of mixed-use towers with responsive facades and vertical gardens. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu + 8

Want to Understand the Inner Workings of China's iPhone City? Start Here

The New York Times has published an in-depth article entitled ‘How China Built iPhone City With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partners’, revealing a treasure chest of public benefits for the world’s biggest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China. In a city of six million inhabitants in an impoverished region of China, the local government has contributed $1.5 billion to Foxconn, Apple’s supplier of iPhones. The money is used, in part, to improve local infrastructure, reduce Foxconn's export costs, and build housing for the factory’s 350,000-strong workforce (five times the number of people employed directly by Apple in the United States).

Apple Store in Shanghai, China © Flickr user wza. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Zhengzhou Convention Centre © Flickr user josechugijon. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Foxconn manufactures the iPhone © Flickr user prachatai. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 iPhone City, Zhengzhou at night © Flickr user damien_thorne. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 + 5