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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

The Coca Cola Plastic Bottle Pavilion in Beijing, China by penda

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: penda.

The cola-bow is a public art installation made out of more than 17.000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo.

More than 17.000 bottles were collected by a joint initiative of universities around Beijing and Coca-Cola China to give citizens a bottle of Coke for every 10 empty ones brought back to a recycling spot. The amount of collected plastic bottles ended up in an entrance conopy to the 2nd universal university creation expo.

Image Courtesy © penda

  • Architects: penda
  • Project: The Coca Cola Plastic Bottle Pavilion
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: penda

Zhongxun Times in CHINA by 10 DESIGN

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: 10 DESIGN

On 13th September 2013, Zhongxun Group and 10 DESIGN jointly hosted a press conference in Chongqing to unveil the design for Zhongxun Times, which will be the first within the 800,000 sqm Danzishi CBD(also designed by 10 DESIGN) to be built by spring 2015.

This mixed use office and retail development sits centrally within the CBDis located on the banks of the Yangtze River.

Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN

  • Architects: 10 DESIGN
  • Project: Zhongxun Times
  • Location: CHONGQING, CHINA
  • Client:  ZhongXun Group
  • Function: Office, Food & Beverage, Retail
  • Commencement Date: 2012
  • Completion Date: 2015
  • Design Company: 10 DESIGN
  • Designer: Gordon Affleck, Design Partner
  • Arch Design Team: Gordon Affleck, Ross Milne, Brian Fok, Jamie Webb, Ryan Leong, Nigel Height, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Colin Aston, Francisco Fajardo, Mike Kwok, Dan Narita, Caterina Choi, Laura RusconiClerici, Kevis Wong
  • CGI: Shane Dale, Jon Martin, Miguel Vicente, Yasser Salomon

Cheung Fai building in Hong Kong, China by MVRDV

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Article source: MVRDV

GAW Capital and MVRDV have started construction on the Cheung Fai building in Hong Kong which transforms a former warehouse into offices for creative companies.  The building with a surface of 18.000 m² is situated at Kwun Tong waterfront in Hong Kong’s new designated business area of East Kowloon. The transformation aims to create a luxurious loft style working environment by replacing everything but the primary concrete structure of the building with glass and stainless steel infill, exposing the building’s infrastructure. Completion is scheduled for September 2015.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Cheung Fai building
  • Location: Hong Kong, China

DreamCenter lifestyle entertainment hub in Shanghai, China by 3XN

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Article source: 3XN

A 3XN designed IMAX theatre, retail and creative offices complex will be an iconic contribution to the 15 billion yuan (USD$2.4 billion) DreamCenter entertainment district on Shanghai’s West Bund.  The DreamCenter is being developed by DreamWorks Animation together with partners, CMC Capital Partners and Hong Kong developer Lan Kwai Fong Group.

Image Courtesy © AP

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: DreamCenter lifestyle entertainment hub
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: AP

West Taihu International Business Plaza in Jiangsu Province, China by LAB Architecture Studio

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Article source: LAB Architecture Studio

This competition winning design proposal for a new city government office complex in Xitaihu New Town incorporates a 5 star hotel with full conference and meeting capability together with a range of restaurant and support facilities. The dynamic shape provides a unique, sculptural form as one approaches the building. Located on a corner site, the faceted planes of the building shift their formal relationships when seen from different vantage points. The “rock crystal” is purposely asymmetrical in its formal massing, with faceted planes bevelled to differing orientations.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: LAB Architecture Studio with SIADR
  • Project: West Taihu International Business Plaza
  • Location: Jiangsu Province, China
  • Photography: John Gollings, Ryuji Miya, Borong Chen
  • Client: Council of Jiangsu Wujin District Economic Development Zone
  • Site area: 12,249m2
  • Gross floor area: 27,295m2
  • Type: government office building + hotel
  • Project Leader: Donald Bates, Andy Wang
  • Design Architect: Peter Davidson
  • Design Team: Dean Boothroyd, Farshad Mehdizad, Oliver Hunt, Sam Kashuk, Eugyeene Teh, Tim, Fowler, Chris Chan, Kourosh Akbarza, Wynne Lim, Irene Yang, Hiker Gong, Shayne Lacy, Nick Cao, Lai Chin, Ada Ou, Ken Huang, Hummer Zheng, Nicolas Pratt, Liu Enfang (SIADR), Xiahan Kangkai (SIADR)
  • Documentation: SIADR

VANKE JIUGONG MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT in Beijing, China by Spark Architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Spark Architects

SPARK wins the mixed-use category at the 24th annual Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards 2014, which were conferred on 12 March in Cannes. The Vanke Jiugong project (Beijing) has been recognised for its intricate mixing of retail, leisure, entertainment, and office programmes, and for the strong urban connections and experiences it proposes through its inversion of the shopping mall typology.

Image Courtesy © Spark Architects

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Project: VANKE JIUGONG MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Total GFA (sqm): 127,000sqm
  • Project Director: Jan Felix Clostermann
  • Team: Eldine Heep, Yang Hefeng, Lukas Maehr, Ben de Lange, Christian Taeubert, Phi Lu,Sua Song, Jimi Cheng, Wu Jianyun, Emer Loraine, Jacky Chang, Sebastian Loaiza
  • Client: Vanke

Sea Fest Restaurant in Beijing, China by PRISM DESIGN

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Article source: PRISM DESIGN

The Project place is Beijing Galaxy_Soho in China.

Client request is provide seafood in Restaurant, such as the deep sea.

Project began with this request.

Image Courtesy © TAMAKO SADA

  • Architects: PRISM DESIGN (TOMOHIRO KATSUKI, MASANORI KOBAYASHI and REIJI KOBAYASHI)
  • Project: Sea Fest Restaurant
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: TAMAKO SADA
  • Total floor area: 300 square meters (Kitchen 100 square meters)
  • Design period: Sep.2013 – Jen.2013
  • Construction period: Jan.2014 – Sep.2013
  • Construction: Shanghai Joint Design & Construction Co,.Ltd

Shanghai Gucun Community Center in China by INCLUDED

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Article source: INCLUDED

INCLUDED does essential work in difficult places, particularly the slums where migrants are crowded into the margins of big cities. We build community centers and broker collaborations to help migrants access the city. Starting in Beijing, we are now also active in Shanghai, Kathmandu and Dhaka, with a goal of ten cities and a hundred community centers in our network.

Image Courtesy © Jennifer Ha

  • Architects: INCLUDED (Matt Mueller)
  • Project: Shanghai Gucun Community Center
  • Location: Gucun, China
  • Photography: Jennifer Ha and Marco Jacobs
  • Landscape Architect: Gregory Kaeuper from Studio C with Brian Chambers and Shawn Balon
  • Architectural Consultant: Pascal Berger from PLAYZE
  • Contractor: INFINITY Design and Engineering
  • Project Donor: Deutsche Bank
  • Program: 150 sqm community center with office space, bathrooms and outdoor play area
  • Project year: 2013

Hongcheng Office Building – Interior Design in Zheijang Province, China by Peter Ruge Architekten

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten

The Hongcheng skyscraper is located on the banks of the Qiantang River in the new administrative and business district of Hangzhou city and home to the offices of various companies.

Commissioned by the buildings owner, the brief called for a unified interior design throughout the common areas that included an upgrading of the main lobby, foyers, corridors and amenities.   The 3 story high entrance hall spans approximately 450 square meters to form the central reception, waiting and information area of the overall complex.

Image Courtesy © Jan Siefke

  • Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten
  • Project: Hongcheng Office Building – Interior Design
  • Location: Zheijang Province, China
  • Photography: Jan Siefke
  • Architect Team: Pysall Ruge – Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski
  • Client: Hongcheng Estate
  • Project Partner: DBH Stadtplanungs GmbH, Hangzhou, Prof. Wang Xiaosong, José Maria Cantalapiedra Alonso.
  • Brief: Corporate design for the main entrance hall, elevator lobbies, flooring and public facilities of the new Hongcheng high rise building.

Size

  • 1st floor: 450 sqm
  • 2nd floor: 210 sqm
  • Upper floors: 195 qm (each)
  • Duration: 2008 – 2010
  • Completion: 2011
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