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Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center in Yingkou, China by Vector Architects

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Article source: Vector Architects

In the summer of 2012, we were invited by Vanke Group to design their exhibition centre in a seashore park at Bayuquan, Yingkou, China. We tried to explore 2 kinds of relationship within the design – the relationship between space and the scenery, and the relationship between public and private.

Image Courtesy © Shu He , Shengliang Su

  • Architects: Vector Architects
  • Project: Bayuquan Vanke Exhibition Center
  • Location: Yingkou, China
  • Photography: Shu He , Shengliang Su
  • Client: Vanke Group
  • Design partner in charge: Gong Dong
  • Project Advisor: Nan Wang, Yue Han, Xiangdong Kong
  • Project Architect: Bin He
  • Design Team: Chen Liang, Qifeng Wang, Zhimin Zhou, Jian Wang, MaryJaneKwan, Pingdong Sun, Feng Xu, Qing Chang
  • Structure: Steel Structure

K11 Art Mall in Shanghai, China by Kokaistudios

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios is proud to announce the opening of the K11 Art Mall in June, 2013. Located in the heart of Shanghai’s central shopping street, Huai Hai Lu, this innovative commercial project has re-vitalized the podium levels of the landmark New World Tower, an icon of the 1990’s commercial renaissance of Shanghai.

Image Courtesy © Charlie Xia

  • Architects: Kokaistudios
  • Project: K11 Art Mall
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Charlie Xia
  • Client: New World Development
  • Designers: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Pietro Peyron, Li Wei, Carmen Lee, Wang Yun, Coco Cheng.
  • Complete: February, 2013(soft open), June, 2013(grand open)
  • Interior Gross Floor Area: Retail 35,500 sqm
  • Local Architect: Tong Ji Architecture Design Research Institute
  • LEED Consultant: Arup
  • Software used: AutoCAD

River Heights Pavilion in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China by People’s Architecture Office

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: People’s Architecture Office

The River Heights Pavilion is situated on the outskirts of Taiyuan along the edge of its famous Fen River. As the capital of Shanxi province, Taiyuan is an example of a second tier Chinese city developing at break neck speed. The River Heights Pavilion is built on a typical blank slate site, yet counters the trend of low density housing developments. It is an urban project located in the middle of suburbia.

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office

Yongjia World Trade Centre in Wenzhou, China by UNStudio

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

 Article source: UNStudio 

The Yongjia World Trade Centre will create a new image for the WTC brand and will become a unique symbol for the new riverside city of Wenzhou. Wenzhou city lies in the dense economic zone along the coast of Southeast China, next to the Yangtze River Delta region. The deep water sea port outside of Wenzhou and the inland channel to the sea expands the city’s access advantages for international and domestic markets.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Yongjia World Trade Centre
  • Location: Wenzhou, China
  • Client: Shanghai World Trade (Shanghai) Holdings Group
  • Building surface: 500.000 m² above ground
  • Building site: 4 plots total 154,900 m2, the developable area is 111,237 m2
  • Programme: Towers with Offices, Residential and Hotel, Podium with Retail and cultural functions
  • Status: Competition 1st prize
  • Credits: Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber with Hannes Pfau, Ger Gijzen, Juliane Maier, Martin Zangerl and Sontaya Bluangtook, Amanda Chan, Albert Gnodde, Jan Kokol, Patrik Noome, Mo Lai, Jan Rehders, René Rijkers, Stefano Rocchetti, Shuang Zhang

Saboten Beijing The 1st in Chaoyang District, China by DOYLE COLLECTION CO. LTD.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


Deformation of our tradition and good localization are essential in order to make Japanese culture easier to be accepted by foreign countries.
This is a Japanese cutlet restaurant chain called ”Saboten”, the first flagship restaurant in China.
Here, viewing the future visions of restaurant chain, we made designs that will become useful manuals when expanding to China and also overseas.

Front side of façade. Asymmetric arch control the direction of eyes and lead to the place where to be focused on, Image Courtesy © Satoru Umetsu, Nacasa & Partners Inc.

  • Architects: Aiji Inoue, Yuki Kanai, DOYLE COLLECTION CO. LTD.
  • Project: Saboten Beijing The 1st
  • Location: Chaoyang District, China
  • Photography: Satoru Umetsu, Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • Year: 5, March, 2013
  • Built area: 346sqm
  • Client: Saboten Co., LTD.


Wednesday, July 10th, 2013


After the 2010 Shanghai expo the Madrid pavilion needed to be renovated and transformed into a commercial building with retail and office functions. The old façade was built around a 1.5m wide terrace all around the building with bamboo louvers mounted on folding steel frames.


  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Architecture firm: 3GATTI
  • Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager: Bogdan Chipara
  • Collaborators: Alessandro Paladin, Jennifer Yong, Zara Wang, Yichen Wang
  • Client: Shanghai World Expo (Group) Co., ltd.
  • Programme: Replace the old bamboo-louvers façade with a new facade.
  • Area: 1330 m²
  • Design period: November 2012
  • Construction period: Autumn 2014
  • Materials: Corten, aluminum and stainless steel

XJB Lounge in Shanghai, China by Meta- Studio

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Article source: Meta- Studio

Located in Pudong district, Shanghai, well known as business area, Studio Meta-, Hong Kong based architecture practice, was commissioned to design XJB Lounge which serves as an exclusive VIP member lounge for metal fabrication company. The main purpose behind the design proposal is to use their existing product which is metal.

Image Courtesy © Meta- Studio

  • Architects: Meta- Studio
  • Project: XJB Lounge
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Project type: Bar, Lounge
  • Project team: Jaenes Bong, Jonathan Alotto, Jaena Bong, Thien Ty Ly
  • Status: Design proposal
  • Area: 210m2

REFLECTIONS in Taiwan, China By AllesWirdGut

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Article source: AllesWirdGut


…is an architectural interpretation of the Taiwanese Mountains reflecting in the sea, a building of 65.000m2 library and exhibition spaces in the Center of Taichung.

The building consists of 3 interconnecting spaces, interpreting known landscape motives.

LIBRARY – Mountains



Image Courtesy © Miss3, AllesWirdGut

  • Architects: AllesWirdGut
  • Project: REFLECTIONS
  • Location: Taiwan, China
  • Photography: Miss3
  • Typology: TAICHUNG CITY CULTURAL CENTER, Public Library and Fine Arts Museum, Bibliothek und Museum
  • Customer: Taichung City / TW
  • International Competition: 06.2013
  • Net floor area NFA:  — m²
  • Gross floor area GFA: 65.000 m²

Green Valley project breaks ground in Shanghai, China by schmidt hammer lassen architects

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Article source: schmidt hammer lassen architects’

On 30 May 2013, schmidt hammer lassen architects, East China Architecture and Design Institute, and Shanghai Expo Construction Development Company celebrated the ground breaking for, and start of construction of, the new Green Valley project on the site of the former 2010 Shanghai Expo.

Image Courtesy © schmidt hammer lassen architects’

  • Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects’
  • Project: Green Valley project breaks ground
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Lead design architect: schmidt hammer lassen architects
  • Local architect: ECADI (East China Architecture and Design Institute)
  • Client: Shanghai EXPO Construction Development Co. Ltd.
  • Area: 50,000 m²
  • Competition: 2012, 1st prize in invited international competition
  • Status: Construction period 2013 – 2015


Shenyang International Automobile City in China by SBA International

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: SBA International

The German architectural office SBA in Stuttgart wins the first prize for the new City Cluster of the future. The new multipolar city with the “International Automobile City”, which incorporates the existing BMW plant (Tiexi factory) into the landscape, is organized in several theme areas.

Image Courtesy © SBA International

  • Architects: SBA International
  • Project: Shenyang International Automobile City
  • Location: Shenyang, China
  • Design team: Cathrin Fischer, Markus Meissner, Reinhard Braun, Hans Hellmann, Tan Dongyue, Mareen Brinkmann,Qi Yijun, Zhou Jie, Zuo Fei, Wang Hui
  • Energy concept: Clean City Concept
  • Client: Economic Development Zone Sub-office of Shenyang Bureau of Planning and Land Resource
  • Planning target: New Town with a network of center structures
  • Total area: 91 km2
  • Water area: 9 km2
  • GFA: 92 Mio. m2
  • Software used: AutoCad, InDesign, Photoshop, 3ds max, SketchUp


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