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River Heights Residences in Taiyuan, China by People’s Architecture Office

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: People’s Architecture Office 

In a context of emptiness, 10,000 people are housed in 600,000sqm of residential development. The River Heights Residences, approaching the size of New York City’s Rockefeller Center, are located in an undeveloped suburban plot on the outskirts of Taiyuan, China. The project is an assemblage of mini-towers that promotes urban living and achieves a ‘metropolitan’ presence in a tabula rasa environment. By privileging collective form over the individual tower, the River Heights Residences express a unified and articulated skyline of mini-towers.

Image Courtesy © People's Architecture Office

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office

  • Architects: People’s Architecture Office
  • Project: River Heights Residences
  • Location: Taiyuan, China
  • Client: Heights Properties Co., Ltd.
  • Principals: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Project Architect: Zhang Minghui
  • Project Team: Liu Xiujuan, Zhang Yan , Li Peiyao, Liang Shaoyi, Liu Qianqian , Lu Jing, Chen Yixuan, Wang Wei, Ren Wei, Yang Bing, Lin Tianquan, Zhang Zhen, Cai Wenxin
  • Area: 600,000sqm
  • Completion: 2016


Container Stack Pavilion in Taiyuan, Shanxi by People’s Architecture Office

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: People’s Architecture Office

Shipping containers stacked and shifted in plan and layered in elevation maximize rooftop views and shaded public areas on the ground at the Container Stack Pavilion. A 7.5 meter cantilevered box is the point of entrance to the building’s upper level roof, while the pavilion itself seems to extend out toward bordering streets, showcasing its interior activities. The ends of each container are capped with full height windows, allowing sightlines throughout the entire building. Inside, a double height central atrium is carved out where the two levels of shipping containers overlap. The Container Stack Pavilion is a temporary structure that can be disassembled and moved to other locations.

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office

  • Architects: People’s Architecture Office
  • Project: Container Stack Pavilion
  • Location: Dongshan, Taiyuan, Shanxi
  • Client: Eastern Heights Real Estate Co. Ltd.
  • Principals: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Project Team: Zhang Minghui, Amy Song, Zhang Zhen
  • Date of Completion: September 2015


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

The Shanxi Grand Theater in Taiyuan, China by Arte Charpentier Architectes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Arte Charpentier Architectes

The gate of Taiyuan – Taiyuan is situated in the province of Shanxi in the northeast of China. In the centre of a basin overhung by two mountains ranges – the Lu¨liang Mountains to the west and the Taihang Mountains to the east – the city is currently undergoing rapid development, as a result imposing reflections on its planning and scope. The project of the Shanxi opera house in Taiyuan is at the heart of these challenges. Situated in the new district of Changfeng, in the heart of a green island, it participates in the creation of a new centrality for the city.

The Shanxi Grand Theater


Taiyuan Museum in China by Preston Scott Cohen designed using Rhino & Catia

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: Preston Scott Cohen

The Taiyuan Museum of Art works as a cluster of buildings unified by continuous and discontinuous promenades both inside and outside. The building responds to the urban parkscape in which it is set; visitors are encouraged to pass through the building while not entering into the museum itself. An exterior ramp threading through the building connects the heterogeneous hardscapes, lawns and sculpture gardens. The integration of building and landscape registers multiple scales of territory ranging from the enormity of the adjacent Fen River to the intimacy of the museum’s own particular spatial episodes.

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  • Architects: Preston Scott Cohen
  • Project: Taiyuan Museum
  • Location: Taiyuan, China
  • Client: Taiyuan City Government
  • Total Area: 32,500 m2
  • Construction Budget: 6,500 RMB/m2
  • Software used: Rhino was used to design the form and the facade manufacturers used Catia.


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