UCCA Dune Art Museum / OPEN Architecture

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  • Architects: OPEN Architecture
  • Location: Qinhuangdao, China
  • Architect In Charge: Hu Li, Wenjing Huang
  • Design Team: Tingting Zhou (Project Architect), Mengmeng Wang, Boji Hu, Kuanyin Fang, Joshua Parker, Di Lu, Bong Lin, Qing Ye, Steven Shi, Han Jia
  • Area: 930.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Qingshan Wu, Nan Ni
  • Client: Aranya
  • Operator: UCCA
  • Local Design Institute: CABR Technology Co., Ltd
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Text description provided by the architects. On a quiet beach along the coast of northern China’s Bohai Bay, the UCCA Dune Art Museum is carved into the sand, where it gently disappears.

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Countless years of wind have pushed the beach’s sand into a dune along the shore several meters high, stabilized by low-rising shrubs and other ground cover. Inspired by

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National Trade Center / Aedas

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  • Architects: Aedas
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Lead Architects: Andy Wen
  • Area: 52924.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
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Text description provided by the architects. Aedas-designed National Trade Center is a 165-metre tall office building prime located in Taichung city, within the emerging central business district and adjacent to the Opera House and City Hall.

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The iconic building replicates the unique silhouette of a bamboo shoot – a plant commonly found in Taichung which symbolises prosperity in Chinese culture. This design is deemed to enrich the city skyline while celebrating a cultural symbol. 

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The faceted façade undulates with horizontal awnings with distinctive rain covers and window-walls to emphasise the unique shape and curves of the building. The elliptical shape allows maximum light penetration to the office area. Vertical greening with local plant resources on the east and west façades as well

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Tianjin Binhai Museum / gmp Architects

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  • Architects: gmp Architects
  • Location: Binhaixinqu, Tianjin, China
  • Architect In Charge: Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz, Stephan Rewolle
  • Project Leader : Jinying Sui, Sebastian Linack
  • Area: 26500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Christian Gahl
  • Design Team: Marco Assandri, Dinah Borjans, Mulyanto, Dimitri Philippe
  • Project Management: Di Wu, Yangjiao Liu
  • Partner Practice: Tianjin Architectural Design Institute (TADI)
  • Client: Tianjin Binhai New Area Cultural Center Cci Capital Ltd
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Text description provided by the architects. The Tianjin Binhai Cultural Center has been completed with a new museum building designed by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The Museum of Modern Art is part of the art and cultural complex in the port city of Tianjin, which has been built to a masterplan by gmp. The new building will be used to show exhibitions of work by contemporary artists. With

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Tianjin Binhai Cultural Center / gmp Architects

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  • Architects: gmp Architects
  • Location: Binhaixinqu, Tianjin, China
  • Architect In Charge: Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz, Stephan Rewolle
  • Project Leader: Jinying Sui, Sebastian Linack
  • Area: 31600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Christian Gahl
  • Design Team: Dinah Borjans, Maarten Harms, Lu Yun, Dimitri Philippe
  • Project Management : Di Wu, Yangjiao Liu
  • Partner Practice: Tianjin Architectural Design Institute (TADI)
  • Client: Tianjin Binhai New Area Cultural Center Cci Capital Ltd
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Text description provided by the architects. The Binhai Cultural Center at Tianjin, the metropolis in the east of China, which includes five cultural buildings by international architects, has been created to a masterplan by Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). With the concept of a roofed-over cultural concourse, gmp has created a specific typology for this unique project. The inverted umbrella-like structures are a distinct architectural

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The Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre / PES-Architects

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  • Architects: PES-Architects
  • Location: Mawei New Town, Fuzhou, China
  • Lead Architects: Pekka Salminen (chief designer), Martin Lukasczyk (project architect), Samuel Hsuan-yu Shih (ceramic artist), Lai Linli (project manager)
  • Design Team: Wei Li(project coordinator), Xiaojing Guang(project manager), Yizhou Zhao, Masahide Nakane, Matti Kankkunen, Anna Blomqvist, Clara Juan, Uros Kostic, Antonio Barquinha, Martin Genet, Jian Dou
  • Area: 153000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Marc Goodwin, Yong Zhang, Martin Lukasczyk
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Text description provided by the architects. Helsinki and Shanghai based studio, PES-Architects, have completed their seventh project in China: the Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre. Fuzhou is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian Province. It has been ranked one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the world. In 2013, the Fuzhou Government hosted an international invited competition for the Strait Culture and Art Centre

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curved gallery venue entrance. Image © Marc Goodwin
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MARS Case / OPEN Architecture

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  • Architects: OPEN Architecture
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Architect In Charge: Hu Li, Wenjing Huang
  • Design Team: Boji Hu (Project Architect), Mian Qin, Meng Ma, Mengru Li, Wenhan Wei, Xuezhu Sun
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Qingshan Wu, Nácasa&Partners Inc.
  • Enterprise Partner: Xiaomi
  • Structural Consultant For The Exhibition Pavilion: CABR Technology
  • Lighting Consultant: Ruiguang Boying Lighting Laboratory (Hongri Lighting Group)
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Text description provided by the architects. On September 26, 2018, MARS Case—a minimal housing prototype designed by OPEN Architecture in collaboration with Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi—was officially unveiled to the public outside the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing. The proposal is part of an annual cross-industry innovation and research platform known as House Vision, which uses the medium of the “house” to explore and question the direction of our living habits and urban environments in the future.

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Hilltop Gallery / dEEP Architects

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  • Architects: dEEP Architects
  • Location: Luanping, Chengde, China
  • Principal Architect: Daode Li
  • Design Team: Yiying Wu, Yuan Zhou, Ding Kuai, Xinyuan Zhang, Jing Zhou, Wenmo Liu
  • Executive Architect: BIAD
  • Interior Design: dEEP Architects
  • Area: 2600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Baiqiang Cao / ZERO
  • Structural Engineer: BIAD Complex Structure Research Institute
  • Contractor: Kingsway Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Lighting Consultant: Beijing Sign Lighting Industry Group
  • Landscape Consultant: ECOLAND
  • Client: Providence Enterprises Investment Holdings
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Text description provided by the architects. Hilltop Gallery locates on Yanshan Mountains bordering Beijing and Chengde, where there is a perfect view to Jinshanling Great wall. With 1500㎡ construction area and 2600㎡ floor area, the building not only functions as an art gallery and venue for related cultural projects, but also a reception, dining and exhibition area for Phonenix Valley project.

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The site

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Renovation of Auditorium in North Campus, Central Academy of Fine Arts / Yu Yang · CAFA

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  • Architects: Yu Yang · CAFA
  • Location: CAFA, Beijing, China
  • Architect In Charge: Yu Yang · CAFA
  • Interior Designer: Yu Yang · CAFA
  • Landscape Designer: Xiaolei Hou · CAFA
  • Area: 1000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Weiqi Jin
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Text description provided by the architects. Auditorium in North Campus was originally used as a lecture hall. The renovation is designed to expand the space and improve the quality of the equipment, which will be used to host international conferences, and to serve as the student activity center. In the traditional concept, auditorium symbolizes sense of honor and order, which presents introverted and stylized stability. However, based on the current open and flexible teaching atmosphere of college, we define the auditorium as a part of the public space of the campus, and make it a diversified interactive place for campus activities, academic exchanges, assemblies and so

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The Imprint / MVRDV

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  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Location: 32-2 Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Principal In Charge: Winy Maas
  • Partner: Wenchian Shi
  • Design Team: María López Calleja with Daehee Suk, Xiaoting Chen, Kyosuk Lee, Guang Ruey Tan, Stavros Gargaretas, Mafalda Rangel, Dong Min Lee
  • Area: 9800.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Co Architect: GANSAM Architects & Partners, South Korea
  • Facade Consultant: VS-A Group Ltd
  • Panelization Consultant: WITHWORKS
  • Gfrc: Techwall

  • Lighting: L’Observatoire International
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Text description provided by the architects. MVRDV has completed construction on The Imprint, a new 2-building art-entertainment complex in close proximity to Seoul’s Incheon Airport. Featuring a nightclub in one building and indoor theme park in the other, the windowless structures feature three key design elements: imprints of the façade features of surrounding buildings, lifted entrances, and a golden entrance spot covering one corner of the nightclub building.

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Lè Architecture / Aedas

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  • Architects: Aedas
  • Location: Yuanqu Street, Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Director: Dr Andy Wen
  • Area: 11449.8 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Façade Consultant: 美樺實業股份有限公司
  • Structural Engineer: ENVISION structural engineering consultant
  • 3 D Consultant: HKR Engineering Consultants
  • Lighting Consultant: Guang Lighting Design
  • Landscape Design: Aedas, Chiu Chui-Juey Architect and Associates
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Location and Context
Nangang is a fast-emerging district in southeastern Taipei, with major facilities such as Financial Park, Software Park, Exhibition Center etc. The project site is near Nanhu Bridge and Nangang Software Park Metro Station.

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Design Concept
The building integrates regional culture and represents it in a contemporary building form. The design drew inspiration from pebbles along the Keelung River to deliver a unique, aesthetically appealing exterior coupling with greenery on the façade. Its design conveys the ideas of roundness and elegance, strength and character. The egg-like shape implies it

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Guangxi Culture & Art Center / gmp Architects

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  • Architects: gmp Architects
  • Location: Liangqing Qu, Nanning shi, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China
  • Architect In Charge: Meinhard von Gerkan, Nikolaus Goetze, Dirk Heller
  • Project Managent: Dirk Seyffert
  • Partner Practice In China: ECADI, Shanghai & Shanghai Modern
  • Area: 113764.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Christian Gahl
  • Competition Design Team: Christoph Berle, Hanna Diers, Jessica Last, Mikael Stenberg, Ziheng Wu, Xinling Xu
  • Detailed Design Team: Christoph Berle, Cai Feng, Maike Jäger, Liwen Knoll, Jessica Last, Holger Schmücker, Alexander Schnieber, Mikael Stenberg, Marcus Tanzen, Xinling Xu
  • Project Management China: Di Wu, Wei Lin, Zheng Wang, Mei Pan, Yangjiao Liu
  • Structural Design: schlaich bergermann partner GmbH, Stuttgart/Shanghai
  • Fassade Consultants: SuP Facade Design, Darmstadt/Beijing
  • Landscape Design: WES, Hamburg
  • Lighting Design: ag-Licht, Bonn
  • Media Technology / Acoustics: Müller BBM, Munich
  • Stage Technology / Stage Lighting: Kunkel Consulting, Bürstadt
  • Client: Weining Ltd., Nanning, China
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Bamboo Craft Village / Archi-Union Architects

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  • Architects: Archi-Union Architects
  • Location: Daomingzhen, Chongzhou, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Principla Architect: Philip F. Yuan
  • Architecture: Alex Han, Xiangping Kong, Shaoying Lei, Bing Yang
  • Interior: Qinhao Wen, Xiaoming Chen, Jingyan Tang, Qiucheng Li, Ju Wang
  • Structure: Jing Wang, Jinjiang Zhou, Lei Li, Chen Liang, Chen Liang, Qiang Zhou, Xiang Zhang, Xiaoyi Zhao
  • Electromechanical: Yong Liu, Ying Yu, Xi Li, Yong Wang, Dawei Wei
  • Digital Fabrication: Wen Zhang, Liming Zhang, Sizhong He
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Bian Lin, Huapeng Chu, Li Han, Wei Zang, Hua Chai, Philip F. Yuan
  • Digital Fabrication: Shanghai Fab-Union Architectural Techonology and Digital Fabrication Co.,LTD
  • Construction: Sichuan Zhongye Cultural Tourism Co.Ltd.
  • Masterplan For Bamboo Craft Village: Chengdu Meiyu Landscaping Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Guide Rule: Sichuan Jiehong Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Timber Structure: Suzhou Crownhomes Co.,LTD
  • Steel Structure: Sichuan Xinchangle Architectural Engineering Co.,LTD
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Zero Pavilion: A Zero Carbon Garden Made in Alibaba / Tenio Tianjin Architecture and Engineering Co., Ltd.

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Text description provided by the architects. A pavilion floating on the water,
with material crystal clear as if nothing was there.

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Tillandsia levitate in the air,
Draw an ancient landscape painting by plant color.

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From “made in CHINA” to “made in ALIBABA”,
Real world and virtual world,
Link to all-embracing cyber field.

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Carbon sequestration of plant grow in merlon,
Flexible PV provide Solar power generation,
As well Recycled goods

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Guardian Art Center in Beijing / Büro Ole Scheeren

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  • Architects: Büro Ole Scheeren
  • Location: Wang Fu Jing Da Jie, WangFuJing, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Architect In Charge: Ole Scheeren
  • Partners: Eric Chang, Dan Cheong
  • Associate In Charge: Virginia Chiappa Nuñez
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan, Shuhe, Alex Fradkin
  • Team: Marcel Holmberg, Sun Ke, Emily Liang, Cecilia Lei, Yingda Liu, Anna Pierotello, Nina Sattler, Olaf Turck, Lin Wang; with: Benjamin Ahrens, Mark Biemans, Kim Bjarke, Catarina Canas, Alicia Casals, Michael Cavander, Jeffrey Cheng, Patrick Conway, Dyno Du, Nicolaz Frez, Brian Fung, Daniel Hawkins, Xinran Ji, Philipp Kramer, Emeline Laurencon, Yuyang Lin, Mavis Liu, Wymen Lo, Max Ma, Rafael Merino, John Murphey, Marcin Olszowski, Kevin Ou, Kevin Park, Yanyadech Phornphong, Aaron Powers, Klementina Savickaite, Jim Shi ,Chiara Storino, Joseph Tang, Yang Tao, Elena Yang, Quentin Yiu, Francis Young, Lei Yu, Danny Zhang, Bruno Zhao, Weiwei Zhang, Yi Zhu
  • Concept
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    View to Ground Staircase. Image © Iwan Baan
    Interior View to Grand Staircase. Image © Iwan Baan
    Ground Floor Lobby. Image © Iwan Baan
    Perspectival Section. Image Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren
    Auction Pre-Function Hall. Image © Shuhe
    Interior View of Exhibition. Image © Alex Fradkin
    Interior View of Guardian Office. Image © Shuhe
    Context Diagram. Image Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren
    View to The Hutongs though The Perforation. Image Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren
    View of North Entrance. Image © Iwan Baan
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2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture Opens This Week in Shenzhen 

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Courtesy of UABB2017 Courtesy of UABB2017 Text from the organizers Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB). The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), the only exhibition in the world to explore issues of urbanization and architectural development, will be opening for its 7th edition on December 15th, 2017. UABB will be held at Nantou Old Town in Nanshan district, an urban village that was once the administrative center of the Bao'An County. Hou Hanru, Liu Xiaodu, and Meng Yan (in alphabetic order) make up the curatorial team, all known for notable accomplishments in their respective fields. UABB is thrilled to host more than 200 award-winning exhibitors from 25 countries to share their perspectives on diversity and urban villages at this year’s biennale.
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Exploring Integrated Diversity in the Urban Context
Cities, Grow in Difference, organized into three sections, will represent the interpretation of Chinese/global urbanization and the future prospects of cities. Shenzhen’s

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Rural House Renovation in Zhoushan / Evolution Design

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  • Architects: Evolution Design
  • Location: Zhoushan, China
  • Architect In Charge: TianQi Guan
  • Project Team: Kang Gao, Hao Yu
  • Interior Designers: Shaohua Liu, Yue Han, Honhye Yu
  • Area: 265.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: JianPing Yang, Yong Zhang
  • Arrangement Designer: Shaohua Liu, Yue Han
  • Structural Designer: Xiaofei Chen
  • Electromechanical Design: Qiulong Liu
  • Project Director: Naiying Peng
  • Project Manager: Haimiao Chen, Weishi He
  • Design Consultant: Daniel Wu and the stars team
  • Development Organization: Beijing brain media advertising co. LTD
  • Contractor: ShengSi Third Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.
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Text description provided by the architects. 70% of the houses in a village sitting on one of the Zhoushan Islands are hollow, but the stone structures, with their building material sourced from the local area, are quite solid and integrally constructed. Roofs have already partly collapsed, which can be expected when considering the technology and material conditions of

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Tongling Recluse / RSAA / Büro Ziyu Zhuang

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  • Architects: RSAA
  • Location: Tongling, China
  • Architect In Charge: Ziyu Zhuang
  • Design Team: Zhengdong Qi, Jing Li, Xin Zhao, Hongyu Fan, Kunyu Zhu, Jiaxin Wang (Intern)
  • Area: 160.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: SU Shengliang, FNJI, Ting Xu
  • Architecture Consultant: Daniel Wu
  • Landscape Consultant: Shugen Wang
  • Lighting Consultant: Chloe Zhang (GLD)
  • Construction Team: Anhui Jiangnan Cultural Tourism Group
  • Owner Unit: Brain Media
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The owner of this project Daniel Wu said, “Ziyu, look at this tallest tree survived in our village. It is beautiful. It should be seen in our house after rebuilt.” So we divided this residual wall into two parts; the middle part was used as a courtyard where we can admire the stars at night and the water from four directions can flow into it. The eaves divided the two ridges in different materials parallel to the mountains. The towering
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Call for Entries: Ban Xue Gang High-Tech Zone Urban Quality Improvement International Design Competition Announcement

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In the future Ban Xue Gang High-Tech Zone will use information and communications technology, and technological creative industry as its engine, together with Longhua Center, Qinghu Sub- center, Shenezhenbei Railway Station business center, to develop jointly and become a demonstrative area that unites technological business, industry incubation, and service, merges industrial and urban qualities. 

1. Project Description

1.1 Project Name
Ban Xue Gang High-Tech Zone Urban Quality Improvement International Design Competition 1.2 Competition Sponsors, Organizers, and Supporting Agencies
Sponsors: People’s Government of Longgang District, Shenzhen, Shenzhen Urban Management Bureau
Organizers: Bantian Sub-district Office, Longgang District, Shenzhen,Longgang District Urban Management Bureau, Shenzhen
Competition Guide Agencies: Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality,Transport Commission of Shenzhen Municipality

Competition Technical Support and Implementation Agency: RJRX Urban Planning & Design Consultants Co. Ltd.
Media Support: ArchDaily, Domus, gooood, UED, ABBS, Nanfang Daily, Yangcheng Evening News, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily,
Ban Xue Gang High-Tech Zone Regional Transportation Analysis in the Scope of Shenzhen
Ban Xue Gang High-Tech Zone Strategic Orientation Analysis in the Scope of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau Bay Area
Location of Ban Xue Gang High-Tech Zone in Shenzhen
Employment Population density
Population density
Ban Xue Gang High-Tech Zone Creative Elements Distribution Analysis Map
Ban Xue Gang High-Tech Zone Holistic Urban International Consultancy and Planning Implementation Plan Ecological Layout and Greenway Planning Structure Map
Conceptual Plan Research Scope Map
Key Design Range and Nodes Distribution Map
Node 1: Gangtou Technology Park Entrance Node Range Map
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Beijing Space of Lace Pattern—Lily Nails Salon / ARCHSTUDIO

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  • Architects: ARCHSTUDIO
  • Location: Blue Harbor, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Design Team: Han Wenqiang, Wang Xiaoting
  • Text: Han Wenqiang
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jin Weiqi
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From the architect. The project is aimed to extend two dimensional floral patterns into three dimensional spaces, creating a flexible environment with feminine temperament thus improving the identity and comfort of the nails salon. Located on the edge of Blue Harbor’s underground square, the salon is in an irregular and elongated shape.

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Accordingly, the design employs walls that interlace straight and curved lines to re-integrate interior interface. The curved walls divide various functional areas such as manicure, beauty,  reception, storage, etc., meeting different spatial needs from open to private. Meanwhile, the variety of scales and shapes also enriches customers' environmental feelings.

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Floor Plan Floor Plan

Pattern of the walls adopts lace, one of

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