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Lingzidi Bridge in Shangzhou, China by Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

As part of the country’s urbanisation scene, China’s infrastructure construction leads to myriad consequences that significantly impact not only the economic conditions of the respective locality, but also its existing social matrices. One example, highway infrastructure, undoubtedly brings to remote areas increased accessibility and new employment opportunities. Yet at the same time, this top-down planning approach often overlooks the specific needs of the local area. Construction of a new highway in southern Shaanxi Province required the destruction of hundreds of local bridges. This project involves the design of a pedestrian bridge in Lingzidi Village to service the disrupted network.

Image Courtesy ©  Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

Image Courtesy © Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

  • Architects: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
  • Project: Lingzidi Bridge
  • Location: Shangzhou, China
  • Photography: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
  • Design Team: Joshua Bolchover, John Lin
  • COMMISSIONING DONOR:World Vision
  • ADDITIONAL DONORS: Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust
  • PROJECT COLLABORATOR: Winview Building Materials & Services Co., Ltd.
  • Project manager: Maggie K Y Ma
  • Project team: Jeffery Huang, Mark Kingsley, Kwan Kwok Ying, Wendy Huang
  • Commission Date: June 2012
  • Completion Date: September 2012
  • Size: 65 m2
  • Cost: 27,000 USD (170,000 RMB)
  • Unit Cost: 400 USD/sqm (2,600 RMB/sqm)

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Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) is home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. The 15-storey, 15,000 sq. m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff, with facilities for design education and innovation that include: design studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms, lecture theatre and communal lounge.

Image Courtesy ©  Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Virgile Simon Bertrand, doublespace
  • Date: 2007 / 2014
  • Client: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao
  • Project Leader: Simon K.M. Yu
  • Project Team: Hinki Kong, Jinqi Huang, Bianca Cheung, Charles Kwan, Juan Liu, Junkai Jian, Zhenjiang Guo, Uli Blum, Long Jiang, Yang Jingwen, Bessie Tam, Koren Sin, Xu Hui, Tian Zhong.
  • Competition Team: Hinki Kwong, Melodie Leung, Long Jiang, Zhenjiang Guo, Yang Jingwen, Miron Mutyaba, Pavlos Xanthopoulus, Margarita Yordanova Valova.
  • Local Architect: AGC Design Ltd, (Hong Kong), AD+RG (Competion Stage)
  • Geotechnical / Structure / MEP / Façade Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
  • Landscape: Team 73 Hong Kong Ltd
  • Acoustic: Westwood Hong & Associates Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
  • Area/Size Net Occupied Floor Area: 15,000 sqm
  • Height: 78 meters
  • Capacity: 1800 students & staff
  • Program: School of Design and, Design Institute for Social Innovation
  • General Contractor: Shui On Construction Company Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Façade Contractor: YKK AP Facade Hong Kong LTD / Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co. Ltd.

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VANKE NEW CITY CENTER SALES GALLERY in Nanjing, China by Spark Architects

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: Spark Architects

Spark’s recently completed sales gallery opened to prospective buyers in November 2013. SPARK Located adjacent to Nanjing South Railway Station the two storey building showcases the broad spectrum of residential and commercial space available for lease and purchase at Vanke’s SPARK designed ambitious mixed use development.

Image Courtesy © Shu He

Image Courtesy © Shu He

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Project: VANKE NEW CITY CENTER SALES GALLERY
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Shu He
  • Total GFA (sqm): 800m2
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley, Lim Wenhui
  • Team: Jay Panelo, Ethan Hwang, Mark Mancenido
  • Client: Vanke Nanjing.

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FUZHOU WUSIBEI THAIHOT PLAZA in CHINA by SPARK

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: SPARK

Fuzhou Wusibei Thaihot Plaza’s central location at WuSi Bei Dajie, Jinan District makes it  Fuzhou’s most successful retail mall. Its design enhanced Thaihot’s brand as a forward thinking innovative retail developer. SPARK’s design entwines the plaza, the street and the mall interior into a continuous circulation route that transforms the building into a living entity full of movement and energy. 12-hour daytime retail activities are concentrated in a 7-level shopping mall from which routes to the rooftop are carved out. Here various activities such as full service dining and cinema effectively create 24-hour traffic-free streets and squares attracting visitors not only to shop but also enjoy as a new social and entertainment destination.

Image Courtesy © ShuHe

Image Courtesy © ShuHe

  • Architecture and Interior Design: SPARK
  • Project: FUZHOU WUSIBEI THAIHOT PLAZA
  • Location: CHINA
  • Photography: ShuHe
  • Total GFA (sqm): 300,000sqm (Above ground GFA: 212,600sqm, basement GFA: 87.400sqm) Commercial: 100,890sqm,SOHO: 199,110sqm)
  • Project Director: Jan Felix Clostermann
  • Team: Mingyin Tan, Christian Taeubert, Jian Yun Wu, Ben de Lange, Emer Loraine, Wang Haiyan Leo Micolta, Cary Cheng
  • Client: Thaihot Group

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Xixi Artists’ Club House in Hangzhou, China by AZL ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Article source: AZL ARCHITECTS

Located near the wetlands west of central Hangzhou, the Xixi Artists’ Club is laid out like a village with five units.  Each cluster relies on three Y-shaped volumes in two sizes, capped with six- and three-metre-square frameless windows, creating panoramas of the surrounding landscape.  Twisting fiberglass installations work with the cubic structure to redefine internal spaces and join walls, floors, and ceilings together.

Image Courtesy © AZL ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © AZL ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: AZL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Xixi Artists’ Club House
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Design Team: Zhang Lei, Qiwei, Zhong Guanqiu, Zhang Guangwei, Guo Donghai
  • Collaborator: Architectural Design Institute of Zhejiang Industrial University
  • Floor Areas: 4000 m2
  • Design: 2008.03
  • Completion: 2011.04

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Three office buildings in Shanghai, China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been successful in winning the competition for three office towers near the southern railway station in Shanghai, and have been commissioned with the design of the project. Vanke Co., Ltd. is one of the largest real estate companies for housing in China and wants to extend its range of activities into the office building sector; for this purpose, the company has selected a site in a desirable up-and-coming business area.

Perspective parkside ©gmp

Perspective parkside ©gmp

  • Architectsgmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Three office buildings
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: gmp
  • Competition: 2014 – 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan with Nikolaus Goetze
  • Project management: Wei Wu, Evelyn Pasdzierny, Hinrich Müller
  • Team members: Alexander Montero, Jin Zhan, Tanja Gutena, Gudmundur Jonsson, Julia Franzke
  • Partner office: Tongji Architecture Design (Group) Co. Ltd
  • Client: Vanke Co., Ltd.

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Xintiandi Installation in Shanghai, China by UNStudio

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Article source: UNStudio

As part of the‘RIBA Shanghai Windows Project 2014’ UNStudio was invited by China Xintiandi to create a gateway installation for the XintiandiStyle Retail Mall in Shanghai.

Located along Madang Road and framing the entrance to the mall, the project conceptually explores the role of display in Shanghai: the symbiotic relationship of cultural reflections that occur between the city’s occupants and the urban landscape.

Image Courtesy © Seth Powers

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Xintiandi Installation
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Seth Powers
  • Client: China Xintiandi
  • Programme: Temporary Installation
  • Status: Realised March 2014
  • UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau with Garett Hwang, Gil Greis, and Maya Alam
  • Advisors: ARUP Shanghai – Structure
  • Consultants: ARUP Shanghai Structure, China Majesty Structure Design Co
  • Contractors: LANDZ Group 
  • Design Year: 2013-2014
  • Construction Year: 2014
  • Completion Date: March 25, 2014
  • Opening: March 26, 2014

Building Information

  • Site Dimensions: 30m long by 3m wide
  • Building Height: 2.7m high

Exterior Materials 

  • Substructure: Steel framing
  • Envelope: inside surface: mirror stainless steel; outside surface: painted aluminum alloy

Architecture Studio in Wujigeng Building in Nanjing, China by ISO workshop

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Article source: ISO workshop

As part of old Jinglin College campus built in last20’s to30’s in Nanjing, Wujigeng Building is regarded as typical Minguo (Republic of China period 1912-1949) style, Big Chinese roof and masonry grey brick wall as main façade elements, for its representative architectural quality, the left old Jinglin College campus buildings were preserved as major historic and cultural sites under state protection.

Image Courtesy © Yao Li

  • Architects: ISO workshopAZL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Architecture Studio in Wujigeng Building
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Yao Li
  • Architect in Charge: Qi Wei
  • Project Team: Qi Wei, Pu Wei, Fang Yunping
  • Project Adviser: Zhang Lei
  • Collaborator: AZL architects
  • Project Area: 2000 sqm
  • Project year: 2013

Landmark monument in Tianjin, China by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

TEDA (Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area) is a gateway opening to the outside world, located at the heartland of the Bohai Economic Rim, in the core area of Tianjin Binhai New Area. As one of the first national bases for China’s advanced industrial and financial reform and innovation, the landmark monument aimed to represent the importance of TEDA´s 30 years of existence, as a liveable ecological environment and a prosperous and harmonious platform of China’s new economy.

Image Courtesy © Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
  • Project: Landmark monument
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Client: TEDA
  • Project Design: Hugo Berenguer
  • Project Director: Zaloa Mayor
  • Project Team: Carolina Fernández y Borja Abellán
  • Quantity Surveyors: Saúl Castellanos
  • Graphic design: Daniel Roris and Luis Muñoz
  • Models: Fernando Mont and Víctor Hugo Coronel
  • Structures engineering: Ines Ingenieros
  • Intallations engineering: Als Lighting
  • Date of project: 2014

Basketball stadium in Dongguan, China by gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners · Architects

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Article source:  gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners · Architects

In the southern Chinese city of Dongguan – a city of several million – a basketball stadium has been completed to plans by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The building can be seen from afar and is a landmark that provides identity and orientation to the people in the new district of Liaobu. The stadium has space for nearly 15,000 visitors and can be used for sports and other events; it is the new main competition venue for one of the most successful Chinese basketball teams, the Dongguan Leopards. Basketball is increasingly popular with the Chinese, particularly so since Yao Ming, who is celebrated as a national hero, made his entry into the US basketball league – the NBA.

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners · Architects
  • Project: Basketball stadium
  • Location: Dongguan, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Competition: 2006 – 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Project Manager: Katina Roloff
  • Scheme design team: Yang Li, Linda Stannieder, Yin Chao Jie, Cao Ping, Marlene Törper, Zhou Bin
  • Detailed design team: Cao Ping, Yang Li, Yin Chao Jie, Jenny Thia, Andreas Maue, Pan Xin, Matthias Wiegelmann, Johannes Erdmann, Clemens Döhler, Sun Lulu, Artur Platt, Zhou Bin, Li Ling
  • Structural design: sbp – schlaich bergermann and partners, Stuttgart
  • Chinese partner practice: CABR
  • Client: Dongguan Civil Construction Administration Office
  • GFA: 60,600 m²
  • Seats: 14,730
  • Construction period: 2009–2014
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