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Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza in China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza in Baiyun New Town, Guangzhou, China, has broken ground. Its site was acquired by LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG), a member of Lee Kum Kee Group, through its Guangdong Infinitus Property Development Company, in May 2016 for RMB 2.01 billion (approx. US$ 294 million).

The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Mr. Lee Man Tat, Lee Kum Kee Group Chairman, Mr. Charlie Lee, Chairman of Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, Mr. Sammy Lee, Chairman and Managing Director of LKKHPG, and Mr. Satoshi Ohashi, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects in China.

The 167,000 sq. m. Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza will be a campus of integrated buildings that combine intelligent technologies and environmental sustainability, comprising key facilities for the group including a new global center for R&D; a Chinese herbal medicine research and safety assessment center; as well as an exhibition center and gallery. It will serve as the new headquarters of Infinitus China, a member of LKKHPG. The overall investment in the project will reach RMB 4.5 billion (approx. US$659 million), and the construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

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Lucky Knot in Hunan Province, China by NEXT architects

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: NEXT architects 

NEXT architects are working on a unique series of bridges all over the world. This time, their latest design isn’t an intriguing bat bridge (nominated for the 2016 Dutch Design Awards), but an iconic bridge in China: the Lucky Knot. The new steel pedestrian bridge in the Chinese mega city Changsha is 185 metres long and 24 metres high and fits perfectly in the sequence of extraordinary bridges that characterise NEXT’s practice; by explicitly engaging with the local context, the bridge designs offer new perspectives.

The eye-catching Lucky Knot has down-to-earth Dutch roots: NEXT architects holds offices in Amsterdam and Beijing. In 2013, after the completion of their breathtaking Melkwegbridge in Purmerend, NEXT was invited to take part in an international competition to design a new bridge to be constructed over the Dragon King Harbour River in Changsha’s rapidly developing ‘New Lake District’. For this special commission, the teams in Amsterdam and Beijing joined forces to come up with the unique, winning design: the Lucky Knot. Combining the Dutch team’s expertise in infrastructure and water management and Chinese team’s perseverance and knowledge of the local context was a crucial part of the process. The bridge has already become an icon, and was selected by CNN as one of the “most spectacular bridges that break the mold.”

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: NEXT architects
  • Project: Lucky Knot
  • Location: Meixi Lake, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Client: Municipality of Changsha
  • Advisor construction: CERI Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Advisor lighting: H.G.lighting
  • Main contractor: Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Company limited
  • Cost / Value: 50 million RMB
  • Size / Span: 185 m
  • Preliminary design: 12 / 2013
  • Start building: 2014
  • Completion: 09 / 2016

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The Ribbon House in Hong Kong, China by FAK3

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: v2com

FAK3 of Hong Kong has been named a winner in the first annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide for their project ‘The Ribbon House’ which won best ‘Houses interior’.

Ribbon Room, Image Courtesy © FAK3

Ribbon Room, Image Courtesy © FAK3

  • Architects: FAK3
  • Project: The Ribbon House
  • Location: Hong Kong, China

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Arts Factory and Innovation Center in Sichuan, China by URBANLOGIC Ltd

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: v2com

URBANLOGIC (Hong Kong and Berlin) have been named a winner in the annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognises the most outstanding architecture worldwide.

The AAP American Architecture Prize honours exceptional designs across three disciplines: architectural design, interior design, and landscape architecture.

East Elevation With Main Entrance, Image Courtesy © Hui Jun Wang, Yuan-Sheng Chen, Florian Pucher, Milan Svatek, Christian Junge

East Elevation With Main Entrance, Image Courtesy © Hui Jun Wang, Yuan-Sheng Chen, Florian Pucher, Milan Svatek, Christian Junge

  • Architects: URBANLOGIC Ltd
  • Project: Arts Factory and Innovation Center
  • Location: Mianzhu, Deyang, Sichuan Province, P.R. China
  • Photography: Hui Jun Wang, Yuan-Sheng Chen, Florian Pucher, Milan Svatek, Christian Junge
  • Software used:  3dS Max and V-Ray
  • Client: RHR Sichuan Pristine Glass Co. Ltd, Chengdu
  • Project team: Christian Junge (project director), Hui Jun Wang, Yuan-Sheng Chen, Florian Pucher, Milan Svatek
  • Collaboration: C-Office, Zhongxu Architectural Design Co. Ltd, Beijing
  • Site area: 57.000 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 40.000 m2
  • Project status: Planning permission granted in 10/2015; currently preparing construction

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Workplace – The Work Project in Hong Kong, China by Bean Buro

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Bean Buro

Bean Buro completes an unprecedented workplace consisting serviced offices and co-working spaces that allows members complete freedom to adjust their office space and duration according to their evolving needs. Office bookings can be made as easy as booking a hotel, for stays as short as one day.

Located at Midtown in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, the project is 33,000sqft over four floors, with a dedicated social floor consists of different types of shared workspaces and a vertical garden by botanical pioneer Patrick Blanc.

 Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Workplace – The Work Project
  • Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
  • Design directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Senior architectural designers: Elspeth Lee, Isabel Entrambassaguas
  • Architectural designers & assistants: Michelle Ho, Pauline Paradis, Tommy Hui, Gigi Kwong, Abby Liu
  • Contractor / Project Management: Winsmart Contracting Co. Ltd
  • Branding consultant: Substance
  • Scent consultant: Et Projekt
  • Focus music consultant: Audio Couture
  • Vertical garden consultant: Patrick Blanc
  • Client: The Work Project

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Zhuhai Public Cultural Center in China by PLASMA Studio

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: PLASMA Studio

The project is based on the use of a privileged positioning of the building within a corner site, so as to celebrate the various views of the diverse landscapes around it. It has been created a main ribbon, driven by a circulation shaped by the views. It starts in the northeast corner of the site at the last floor all the way till the south east to create a panoramic platform for the urban frontage of the site; then it starts to descend towards the southwest as it approaches the water frontage and its beautiful views. Finally it turns around at the northwest corner and it touches the ground level to embrace the landscape and the inner plaza.

Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio

Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio

  • Architects: PLASMA Studio
  • Project: Zhuhai Public Cultural Center
  • Location: Zhuhai, China

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Gemdale Changshou Road in Shanghai, China by Aedas

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai urban city, near the historic Changde Road with close proximity to two metro stations and a planned future green area in the residential zone on the south. The 45,000-square-metre project consists of an office tower and a retail podium. The project had an interesting challenge as a bridge between the low-rise, residential developments to the south and Changshou Road to the north.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Gemdale Changshou Road
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Client: Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporate Limited
  • Director: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
  • Gross floor area: 63,595 square metres
  • Completion year: 2019

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China Resources University in Shenzhen by Foster + Partners

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners 

The new China Resources University in Xiao Jing Wan – a coastal urban development located to the east of Shenzhen – was opened by Dr. Fu Yuning, Chairman of the China Resources Group on Saturday, 29 October. The 55,000 square-metre university campus is part of a larger mixed use development designed by the practice, consisting of a hotel, clubhouse, retail and residential components.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: China Resources University
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Nigel Young

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Wheat Youth Arts Hotel in Zhejiang, China by X+Living

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: Sunshine PR

Sometimes, a city’s hotel weighs more than its attractions.

Hangzhou, a city enjoys a long history, modern civilization and striking features. How could it be possible missing a starting point that makes tourists excited about the trip to Hangzhou even when booking hotel on Ctrip.

Target customers of Wheat Youth Arts Hotel are young people or people who think they are still young. The goal is to design a hotel which itself will flirt with tourists, and a place welcomes tourists to tease at each other.

Image Courtesy © SHAO Feng

Image Courtesy © SHAO Feng

  • Architects: X+Living
  • Project: Wheat Youth Arts Hotel
  • Location: No. 9, Tai’an Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Photography: SHAO Feng
  • Design Director: LI Xiang
  • Design Team: FAN Chen, CHEN Dan, WU Feng, ZHANG Xiao, REN Li-Jiao
  • Area: 4500 sqm

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CHAO Hotel in Beijing, China by GD-Lighting Design

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Article source: Sunshine PR

CHAO, the “nest”, a social, lifestyle experience and private customization platform; provides for lifestyle connoisseurs a new way of life, and another ”nest habitat” outside of their private lives. In addition, high-quality light environment further develops the sense of magic and mystery.

Image Courtesy © He Shu

Image Courtesy © He Shu

  • Lighting Design Company: GD-Lighting Design
  • Project: CHAO Hotel
  • Location: Sanlitun, Beijing, China
  • Photography: He Shu
  • Investor: CITI(Beijing)Construction Co., Ltd
  • Chief Designer: Yenchih Wang  IALD Professional Member
  • Design Team: Tim Cheng, Hui Ren, Xin Qi
  • Completion Time: 2016.08

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