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New Jiangwan Ecological Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

On the north edge of Shanghai city, an isolated wetland of about 10 hectares has remained undisturbed for several decades. Now it becomes a nature reserve and a part of the park system of New Jiangwan City, a new town developed around the wetland. Since the fragile ecological system can only afford guided tours of small groups, it is necessary to establish an exhibition observation center at its west side for the public to use. In the architect’s long-term plan, two elevated walkways will radiate from the Center into the reserve so the entire area will be accessible to the public.

Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture, The street-side elevation (west elevation) looks like a small hill covered by trees.

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: New Jiangwan Ecological Exhibition Center
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project Period: 2004-2005
  • Site Area: 2,420 square meters
  • Floor Area: 362 square meters
  • Client: Shanghai Chengtou (Division for New Jiangwan City)
  • Concepts of exhibition: Pu Miao (Design Architect), Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design Institute (Architect of Record)
  • Landscape: Zhuang Wei (Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design Institute, same below)
  • Structure: Xu Man, Chen Yan, Zhang Yewei
  • Plumbing: Ru Wenmei
  • Electrical Engineering: Zhou Leyan
  • HVAC: Yi Haifeng
  • Exhibition design: Shen Haopeng Design Studio

Show Area of Vanke in Tsingdao, China by SLOW Architects

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: SLOW Architects   

This small building is the show area of Vanke during the World Horticultural Exposition 2014 in Tsingdao. It will be used as a cafeteria serving the game area beside it. The café adopts a semi-open form as a respondence to the outdoor game area that makes it more accessible as well as creating an internal café space. Besides normal tables and seats, the café provides informal seats facing the game area that allow people to enjoy a coffee during game breaks.

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

  • Architects: SLOW Architects
  • Project: Show Area of Vanke
  • Location: Tsingdao, China
  • Photography: Zhou Ruogu
  • GFA: approx. 300m2
  • Completion time: 2013

Visitor Center in Kunshan, China by Miao Design Studio

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Article source: Miao Design Studio

Sitting at the west suburb of Kunshan, a booming industrial city, the Lake Yangcheng Park of 42.5 hectares is the largest public green space on the lake shore, visited heavily by central-city residents during the week ends. The linear building site lies between the main public parking lot and a curved boardwalk which leads people to the waterfront and other attractions.

Wood deck along the north side of the building, Image Courtesy © Miao Design Studio

  • Architects: Miao Design Studio (Pu Miao)
  • Project: Visitor Center
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Project Period: 2009-2012
  • Floor Area: 844 square meters
  • Client : Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer: Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing
  • Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Liu Xiao
  • Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Mu Lixin, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan
  • Software used: Autocad

Large urban design project in a planned special economic zone, Shenzhen, China by gmp · von Gerkan

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: gmp · von Gerkan

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned with the design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.

Image Courtesy © gmp

  • Architects: gmp · von Gerkan
  • Project: Large urban design project in a planned special economic zone
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • International competition 2013: 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Project Management: Jens Weiler, Martin Gänsicke
  • Design Team: Clemens Kampermann, George Liang, Johannes Erdmann, Boyan Kolchakov, Cheng Huang, Slava Savova, Amelie Kulassek, Christian Machnacki, Ji Xu, Wei Qin, Zhicong Chen, Jan Deml, Bin Zhou, Thilo Zehme, Niklas Veelken, Jing Xue
  • Client: Shenzhen Metro Group Ltd.

SKYCOURTS in Chengdu, China by Höweler and Yoon Architecture

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: howeler + yoon architecture

Sky Courts Exhibition Hall, located in the International Intangible Culture Park in Chengdu China, utilizes the internalized strategy of the traditional Chinese courtyard house to create a variety of aggregated exhibition galleries within one building. Broken up into a series of variably scaled halls wrapped around seven courtyards, the structure creates a range of open spaces inside the deep floor plan. This ‘packed’ and ‘wrapped’ internalized organization has both spatial as well as environmental benefits to the building.

Image Courtesy © Höweler and Yoon Architecture

  • Architects: Höweler and Yoon Architecture
  • Project: SKYCOURTS
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Photography: Yihuai Hu, Höweler and Yoon Architecture
  • Client: Chengdu Quingyang SCD, Ltd
  • Program: Cultural Building: Exhibition Hall
  • Services: Architecture (New Construction)
  • Design team: Eric Howeler, Meejin Yoon, Meredith Miller, Ryan Murphy, Parker Lee, Jennifer Chuong, Casey Renner, Chua, Matthew, Nerijus Petrokas, Zi Liu, Saran Oki, Cyrus Dochow, Thena Tak, Yushiro Okamoto, Jeremy Jih
  • Client: Chengdu Quingyang SCD, Ltd
  • Built area or Total floor area: 67,000 sf.
  • Cost: witheld
  • Design phase: July 2008- June 2010
  • Construction phase: July 2010- June 2011
  • Materials: Concrete, Brick(Locally produced), Corten Steel

Science and Technology Center in Beijing, China by BL/KLM ARCHITECTS

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: BLKLM Architects

Science and technology evolve at an astounding rate. They are in constant motion and change, with such fierce speed that both surprises and excites. The non-stop evolution is boundless, and it gets faster and more dynamic every day.

Companies, industries, laboratories and research centers devote energy and make investments to discover new ways to enhance and consolidate a variety of products in general. The spaces that showcase scientific and technological progress have become hubs of social interest, where MAGIC and FANTASY of the near yet unknown future attract like a magnet that boasts an amazing array of features.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER FEDERICO RAPONI

  • Architects: BL/KLM ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Science and Technology Center
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: ATELIER FEDERICO RAPONI
  • AUTHORS: BL/KLM ARCHITECTS, BAUDIZZONE LESTARD / KLM KELLY LESTARD MALDONADO ARQUITECTOS, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
  • LOCAL CONSULTANT: DIAGONAL ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AND CONSULTING CO. LTD
  • SURFACE: 26.000 SQM
  • PROJECT YEAR: DECEMBER 2011
  • FIRST PRIZE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NOVEMBER 2012
  • COLLABORATORS: ARQ. MATIASVERDI, ARQJUAN IGNACIORUFFA, ARQ. MARIANA ODORICO, JEREMIAS THOMAS, FERNANDO SCHAPOCHNIK, LUCIANO CAPACCIOLI, ARQ. DARIO STORMINSKY, MATIAS LASTRA, ALEJO NAIPAUER, GABRIELA AXELRUD
  • STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT: ING. ALBERTO FAINSTEIN
  • SUSTENTABILITY AND LEED CONSULTANT: ESTUDIO GRINBERG
  • Software used: Autocad

CERAMIC MUSEUM AND MOSAIC PARK in JINZHOU, CHINA by Casanova + Hernandez Architects

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Article source: Casanova + Hernandez Architects

The urban extension of Jinzhou, a city of three million inhabitants located less than 500 kilometres north-east of Beijing, has been articulated by the creation of a new large public park of 176 Ha in an area reclaimed from the sea. During a first phase, the park hosts the 2013 Jinzhou World Landscape Art Exposition and once the Expo is closed, the area will become the central park of a new urban development.

Image Courtesy © Ben McMillan

  • Architects: Casanova + Hernandez Architects
  • Project: CERAMIC MUSEUM AND MOSAIC PARK
  • Location: JINZHOU, CHINA
  • Photography: Ben McMillan, Casanova + Hernandez Architects
  • Client: Municipality Jinzhou
  • Status of project: Realized
  • Starting date: October 2011
  • Completion: May 2013

Glass office SOHO in Shanghai, China by AIM Architecture

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Article source: AIM Architecture 

An all glass and mirror inner cladding exposes the infrastructure of SOHO’s new office building in Shanghai. The glass creates manifold reflections of the sales models and meeting rooms, while leaving the original height and structure in view. This creates a ‘double reality’ that merges with the stunning views of downtown Shanghai.

Image Courtesy © Jerry Yin

  • Architects: AIM Architecture
  • Project: Glass office SOHO
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Jerry Yin
  • Date of realization: September 2013.
  • Design team: Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig, Carter Chen and Jiao Yan.
  • Client: SOHO China
  • The project is designed and produced in Shanghai, where AIM Architecture operates since: 2005.
  • Software used: AUTOCAD and 3DMAX

Market eight in Lianyungang, China by AQSO arquitectos office

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: AQSO arquitectos office

This shopping center is divided in five interconnected parts wrapped up by a translucent façade. The circulation is based on twisting corridors opening towards the surrounding landscape.

The project is located in the Chinese port city of Lianyungang, in the vicinity of a new amusement park. The master-plan for this low density area, intended for tertiary use, proposes an interesting organic land fragmentation.

The plot is westbound exposed to an urban condition –a small plaza-, while surrounded by a pedestrian walkway and a river on the opposite side.

Image Courtesy © AQSO arquitectos office

Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China by UNStudio

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Article source: UNStudio

Hanjie Wanda Square is a new luxury shopping plaza located in the Wuhan Central Culture Centre, one of the most important areas of Wuhan City in China.

Following a competition in 2011, with design entries from national and international architects, UNStudio’s overall design was selected by Wanda as the winning entry for the facade and interior of the Hanjie Wanda Square. The shopping plaza houses international brand stores, world-class boutiques, catering outlets and cinemas.

Image Courtesy © Edmon Leong

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Hanjie Wanda Square
  • Location: Wuhan, China
  • Photography: Edmon Leong
  • Building surface: Facade 30.500 sqm
  • Interior: 22.630 sqm
  • Programme: Luxury shopping mall
  • Contribution UNStudio: Facade and interior design
  • Status: Realised
  • Credits UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen and Mo Lai, Konstantinos Chrysos, Ariane Stracke, Veronica Baraldi and Thomas van Bekhoven, Elisabeth Brauner, Rodrigo Cañizares, Luis Etchegorry, Albert Gnodde, Ka Shin Liu, Chiara Marchionni, Cynthia Markhoff, Tomas Mokry, Iris Pastor, Machiel Wafelbakker, Shuang Zhang, Jinming Feng, Xinyue Guo, Cheng Gong
  • Model making: Patrick Noome, Todd Ebeltoft, Ali Ashgar
  • Software Used: Autocad, Rhino and Grasshopper
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