Posts Tagged ‘China’
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Article source: Atelier I-N-D-J
Two adjacent spaces are conjoined by a banal harsh white mall space. Hundreds of fibre glass sheets hang delicately over head – effusing a soft milky light that unites the otherwise disparate spaces.
Image Courtesy © Atelier I-N-D-J
- Architects: Atelier I-N-D-J
- Project: URBAN HARVEST
- Location: HANGZHOU, China
- Size: 371sqm
Monday, January 11th, 2016
Article source: MAD Architects
MAD Architects unveils the completed Harbin Opera House, located in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin. In 2010, MAD won the international open competition for Harbin Cultural Island, a master plan for an opera house, a cultural center, and the surrounding wetland landscape along Harbin’s Songhua River.The sinuousopera house is the focal point of the Cultural Island, occupying a building area of approximately 850,000square feet of thesite’s 444 acres total area. It features a grand theater that can host over 1,600 patrons and a smaller theater to accommodate an intimate audience of 400.
Harbin Opera House, aerial view from the east, Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow
- Architects: MAD Architects
- Project: Harbin Opera House
- Location: Harbin, China
- Photography: Hufton+Crow, Adam Mørk
- Directors: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, YosukeHayano
- Design Team: Jordan Kanter, Daniel Gillen, Bas van Wylick, Liu Huiying, Fu Changrui, Zhao Wei, Kin Li ,Zheng Fang, Julian Sattler, Jackob Beer, J Travis Russett, SohithPerera, Colby Thomas Suter, Yu Kui, Philippe Brysse, Huang Wei, Flora Lee, Wang Wei, XieYibang, LyoHengliu, Alexander Cornelius, Alex Gornelius, Mao Beihong, GianantonioBongiorno, Jei Kim, Chen Yuanyu, Yu Haochen, Qin Lichao, Pil-Sun Ham, MingyuSeol, Lin Guomin, Zhang Haixia, Li Guangchong, Wilson Wu, Ma Ning, DavideSignorato, Nick Tran, Xiang Ling, Gustavo Alfred Van Staveren, Yang Jie,
- Landscape Architect: Turenscape, Earthasia Design Group
- Interior Design: MAD Architects, Shenzhen Z&F Culture Construction Co., Ltd.
- Acoustic Consultants: Zhang Kuisheng Acoustics Research Institute of Shanghai Modern Design Group
- Stage Mechanical Engineers: Chinese PLA General Armament Institute of Engineering Design (more…)
Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Article source: IMPROMPTU PROJECTS
Macau Architecture Promenade (MAP) pavilion is the result of a worldwide open call for artists, launched by BABEL cultural organization. From more than 50 proposals from all over the world, BABEL has selected the large-scale architectural pavilion by Impromptu Projects (João Ó and Rita Machado).
Image Courtesy © Zizu
- Architects: IMPROMPTU PROJECTS
- Project: M.A.P. Pavilion
- Location: Macau University Campus, Hengqin Island, China – Special Administrative Region of Macau
- Photography: Zizu, Chan Hin Io
- Oraganizer: BABEL non-profit cultural organization
- Curators: Margarida Saraiva, José Drummond
- Architects in charge: João Ó, Rita Machado
- Contractor: Fabricado de Seng Kei, Confeccao Tabuletas Chong Sin
- Technical drawings: Courtesy of Impromptu Projects
- Area: 200sqm
- Project year: 2015
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Article source: SANTIAGO CALATRAVA LLC
Santiago Calatrava has been hired to design three landmark road and pedestrian bridges in the rapidly expanding Chinese city of Huashan. Huashan is situated approximately 20 kilometers east of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in central China. These three iconic steel bridges will span the new Yangtze River canal, which connects to feeder lakes of the Yangtze River. The trio of bridges, called Xihu, Xianbi and Lincong, will facilitate vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians between the two sides and along the banks of the rapidly developing city. The construction of these bridges is central to the development of Huashan’s new urban center.
Artistic impression of an aerial view of the canal, Image Courtesy © Santiago Calatrava LLC
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Article source: SLOW Architects
This teaching school locates in the mountain area of Enshi City, Hubei province and at the intersection of three counties. The students in this area live far away from any of the central school of the three counties, so the teaching school is reserved because of the actual need. But it could not get more financial support to improve its hardward.
Image Courtesy © Chuanchen Li
- Architects: SLOW Architects
- Project: Reading Room of Shenwan Teaching School at Enshi City
- Location: Enshi City, Hubei Province, China
- Photography: Chuanchen Li
- Design: SLOW Architects
- Initiator: Zhigang Xu
- Donors in alphabet sequence of surname: Yi Cheng, Xiaojuan Tsian, Chenglong Wang SLOW Architects, Zhigang Xu and etc
- Material Donors in alphabet sequence: Aalto Metal Roofing System, China Human Settlements Engineering & Materials Institute, Mujian optimal product (Beijing) building material CO.,Ltd., Tianjin Fusen Wood, Velux(China)
- Construction: Tianmao Yang, Qichao Chen, Chuanchen Li SLOW Architects
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Article source: KUAN Architects [UCD]
This project is located at the Beijing TBD, in the northern district of the city, at the crossing of the North-South axis of the Badaling Expressway and the East-West axis of the TBD.
The site is divided into five parcels on both side of the TBD’s main landscape axis. The site is peculiar in its irregular quadrilateral shape, while all other blocks along the sides of the axis are rectangular grid. While the frequent approach would be balancing a regular site with complex architectural forms, we choose to use simple and concise shapes to balance the irregular site and use buildings to enclose a square plaza in the center. In this way, we also achieved the planning principle of reconciliating with the regularly gridded urban texture along the TBD’s East-West axis.
Image Courtesy © KUAN Architects [UCD]
- Architects: KUAN Architects [UCD]
- Project: Intellectual Property Office Headquarter
- Location: Beijing, China
- Author: Wang Kuan
- Design Team: Kuan Wang,.Dongchun Wang, Liang Xun, Mei Li, Lina Teng, Wei Liu, Feixiang Wang, Yue Zhao, Dong Guo, Yi Cao, Yanu Zeng
- Cooperation: XUN LIANG STUDIO (UCD, W&W STUDIO (UCD)
- Area: 140,500 sqm
- Status: Best Proposal to be design developed
- Scheduled completion date: 2017
Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Article source: 10 DESIGN
In November 2015, 10 DESIGN (10) won an international open competition for one of the most prominent sites in southern China, The Core of Zhuhai City Heart. Fourteen other international architects were involved in this invited competition including Gensler, NBBJ, and HAS Architects to name a few.
Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN
- Architects: 10 DESIGN
- Project: The Core of Zhuhai City Heart
- Location: Zhuhai, China
- Design Team: Peby Pratama, Ray Lam, Zhang Rui Zhao, Daniel Wang, Yan Liu
- Design Partner: Ted Givens
- Partner: Miriam Au Yeung
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Article source: AREP
Located on the east coast of China, the city of Qing Dao is one of the country’s biggest ports. In the 19th century it was colonised by Germany and was officially ceded to it by the Manchu administration in 1898 for a period of 99 years, but was taken back by China in 1922 following the war with Japan.In 2008, Qing Dao hosted the Olympic sailing events.
Image Courtesy © L. Xiaoguang
- Architects: AREP, J.M. Duthilleul, E. Tricaud, Map3
- Project: Qing Dao new station
- Location: Qing Dao, China
- Photography: L. Xiaoguang
- Client: RPC Ministry of Chin
- Surface: 70,000 m²
- Delivery: 2014
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
New headquarters for the 4,000 employees of CNPEC, the power corporation, are being built in Shenzhen to plans by gmp Architects – von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. For the new building in Longgang, in the east of the southern Chinese metropolis, the company had invited prominent architects such as OMA (Rotterdam), KPF (New York), Henn Architects (Munich) and other international practices to take part in a competition, in which gmp was selected as the winner.
Bird‘s eye view, Image Courtesy © gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Project: New company headquarters for energy corporation CNPEC
- Location: Shenzhen, China
- Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
- Project leader, competition: Marco Assandri, Su Jun
- Project leader, implementation: Jiang Lin Lin, Marco Assandri
- Team: Jan Peter Deml, Han Yue, Maarten Harms, Huang Han, Li Zheng, Liu Xiao, Mulyanto, Burkhard Pick, Qin Wei, Wei Zhilin, Xu Ji, Yuan Tao, Thilo Zehme, Zhang Yingying, Zhou Wei, Chen Junkun, Xu Yimin, Zhou Yuan
- Local partner: SADI
- Client: CNPEC Co., Ltd.
- GFA: 327,963 m2
Friday, November 27th, 2015
Article source: Latitude Studio S.L.
How does our design can function as a catalyst to merge people‘s shopping experience into the pleasure of a healthy lifestyle?
An organic market is not simply an ordinary place to purchase food. It is a place where you go to seek out products that reflect the taste and feel of nature. With this in mind, our goal is to design every part of the market based on the principle of flexibility, adapting every decision to the nuanced demands of each kind of food and product. Thus, the experience of purchasing daily goods becomes more than a routine, it becomes an experience wherein the customer perceives the essence of the products sold in this kind of place.
Image Courtesy © Shannon Fagan
- Architects: Latitude Studio S.L.
- Project: Original Life Market
- Location: Beijing, China
- Photography: Shannon Fagan
- Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
- Team: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Bo Liu, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lisa Bai, Lucia Bravo Guinea
- Client: Yiyang Group
- Program: 2,000m²
- Status: Completed
- Year: 2014 – 2015
- Budget: 1,100,000€