Oodi Helsinki Central Library / ALA Architects

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  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Location: Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Architects: ALA Architects
  • Main Contractor: YIT
  • Area: 17250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo
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Text description provided by the architects. Oodi occupies a hugely significant site in central Helsinki: facing the steps of the Finnish parliament building, the Eduskuntatalo across the Kansalaistori square, a public space flanked by major civic institutions. 

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The siting of Oodi opposite the Eduskuntatalo was chosen to be symbolic of the relationship between the government and the populace, and act as a reminder of the Finnish Library Act’s mandate for libraries to promote lifelong learning, active citizenship, democracy and freedom of expression. It also places the new library in the heart of Helsinki’s cultural district, close to many of the capital’s great institutions.

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Oodi Helsinki Central Library / ALA Architects

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© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Location: Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Architects: ALA Architects
  • Main Contractor: YIT
  • Area: 17250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo

Text description provided by the architects. Oodi occupies a hugely significant site in central Helsinki: facing the steps of the Finnish parliament building, the Eduskuntatalo across the Kansalaistori square, a public space flanked by major civic institutions. 

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo

The siting of Oodi opposite the Eduskuntatalo was chosen to be symbolic of the relationship between the government and the populace, and act as a reminder of the Finnish Library Act’s mandate for libraries to promote lifelong learning, active citizenship, democracy and freedom of expression. It also places the new library in the heart of Helsinki’s cultural district, close to many of the capital’s great institutions.

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Oodi has a peaceful open-plan reading room on the

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Oodi Helsinki Central Library / ALA Architects

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© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Location: Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Architects: ALA Architects
  • Main Contractor: YIT
  • Area: 17250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo

Text description provided by the architects. Oodi occupies a hugely significant site in central Helsinki: facing the steps of the Finnish parliament building, the Eduskuntatalo across the Kansalaistori square, a public space flanked by major civic institutions. 

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo

The siting of Oodi opposite the Eduskuntatalo was chosen to be symbolic of the relationship between the government and the populace, and act as a reminder of the Finnish Library Act’s mandate for libraries to promote lifelong learning, active citizenship, democracy and freedom of expression. It also places the new library in the heart of Helsinki’s cultural district, close to many of the capital’s great institutions.

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Umi-Play Children’s Dramatic Arts Center / AntiStatics Architecture

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Theater. Image © Zhenyong Yang Theater. Image © Zhenyong Yang
  • Architects: AntiStatics Architecture
  • Location: XiMei Continental, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China
  • Lead Architects: Martin Miller, Mo Zheng
  • Project Designer: Frank Jiang, Chris Becket, Luke Theodorius E. D. Santoso, Annie Liu, Angela Li
  • Wood Fabricator: GuiPu Woodwork
  • Area: 550.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Zhenyong Yang
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Text description provided by the architects. The UMI-play Children’s Dramatic Arts Center is a playful and imaginative educational space for children to explore and grow within the performing arts. This 550sqm interior is composed of two distinct spaces and geometries, derivative of psychological studies and research, the dual areas are designed to encourage and support different behaviors and processes of learning and development.

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The primary space is comprised of a fluid and natural geometry, adaptable to various performance, expressive and improvisational activities. The second space, a series of 4 adaptable

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HOOP Dance Gathering Place / Brook McIlroy

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  • Architects: Brook McIlroy
  • Location: 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5, Canada
  • Lead Architect: Calvin Brook
  • Architecture: Brook McIlroy – Paul Gorrie, Chris Chan, Heather Gibbons
  • Area: 180.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Tom Arban
  • Landscape Architecture: Brook McIlroy – Colin Berman, Kamyar Abbasi, Jordan Wu
  • Timber Contractor: Nicola LogWorks – John Boys
  • Construction Project Manager: Oakridge Landscape Contractor – Mark Poloniato
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Text description provided by the architects. With this project, Mohawk College envisioned a place that celebrates First Nations, Métis, and Inuit culture within the everyday experience of the college campus and honors 15,000 years of Indigenous history on this territory. Developed through an inclusive and iterative community consultation process, the HOOP Dance creates a unique outdoor space with deep layers of meaning woven into the fabric of its elements.

Set in the college’s main courtyard, the HOOP Dance Gathering Place

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Centre for Contemporary Art DOX+ / Petr Hajek Architekti

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  • Architects: Petr Hajek Architekti
  • Location: Poupětova 1339/3, 170 00 Prague 7-Holešovice, Czech Republic
  • Architects Team: Petr Hájek, Tereza Keilová, Cornelia Klien, Benedikt Markel, Martin Stoss
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Benedikt Markel
© Benedikt Markel © Benedikt Markel

Text description provided by the architects. The DOX+ complex of buildings expands the DOX Contemporary Art Centre in Prague, the Czech Republic. The original complex focusing on exhibition areas was expanded by special areas for dance, music, film and a school of architecture. DOX+ consist of three buildings: administrative with the school of architecture, an experimental music and dance hall

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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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Folding Garden / ZHUBO DESIGN Chief Architect Studio

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  • Architects: ZHUBO DESIGN
  • Location: Crossing of South Fifth Ring Road and Dexian Road, Jiugong Town, Beijing, China
  • Design Group: Chief Architect Studio
  • Chief Architect: WeiZhong Yang
  • Lead Architect: Chong Xia
  • Design Team: Daiwen Tang, Chudu Su, Mengchuan Yang, Strahinja Petrovic
  • Area: 1403.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Zaohui Huang, Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
  • Outfit Design: Shengqi Lai
  • Other Participants: BIAD, SNP, L&A
  • Customer: Poly
© Zaohui Huang © Zaohui Huang

Text description provided by the architects. Folding Garden is Located in Jiugong Town, Daxin District, Beijing. We were invited to design this community center for Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd which needs to be used as a pre-sales center at the very beginning. Jiugong’s full name is called "Xanadu of the old Yamen", which used to be the Summer Palace for Qing emperor’s hunting hobby, on the other hand, the Nanhaizi was the largest imperial garden

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Soft Matter / NATURALBUILD

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  • Architects: NATURALBUILD
  • Location: Lin Gang New City, 88 Huanhu West 2nd Road, close to Haigang Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Lead Architects: Yanfei Shui, Yichi Su, Yuanrong Ma
  • Project Architect: Haibo He
  • Design Team: Hanhua Xu, Xini Chai
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Hao Chen
  • Landscape Design: YIYU Design / Yifeng Lin
  • Structural Engineer: AND Office / Zhun Zhang
  • Client: Shanghai Harbour City Development (Grou) Co., Ltd
© Hao Chen © Hao Chen

Text description provided by the architects. The pavilion is built for 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season as part of an outdoor extension of the Lin Gang exhibition.

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Nowadays, natural geological constraints of the sites are often changed and manipulated by modern technology, and Lin Gang New City in an exemplary place. Standing on the largest hydraulic fill reclamation in history, one would find it difficult to comprehend

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Ghost Cabin / SHED Architecture & Design

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  • Curator: Greg Lundgren
  • Contractor: Plumb Level Square
  • Client: Liz Dunn, Dunn, Hobbes
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“Ghost Cabin” is a site specific installation located in Seattle’s Chophouse Row. The installation is inspired by the site’s historical past—a frontier homestead whose foundations still lie below the courtyard. By re-imagining the frontier cabin in heavy cedar planks, the artists pay homage to the site’s history and create a focal point for the public space.

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Completed in 2018, the installation was commissioned by Liz Dunn of Dunn + Hobbes, developer of Chophouse Row, and Greg Lundgren, a local artist and curator. Criteria included the site-specific artwork “take risks and create an outsized visual and visceral presence that is newsworthy and dramatic.”  A strong desire was also

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Dallara Academy / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia

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  • Architects: Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia
  • Location: Varano de' Melegari, Parma, Italy
  • Architect In Charge: Alfonso Femia
  • Design: Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia / AF517*
  • Design Team: Lorenza Barabino, Alessandro Bellus, Luca Bonsignorio, Angela Cavallari, Simonetta Cenci, Marco Corazza, Alfonso Femia, Chiara Frumento, Andrea Lucchi, Sara Massa, Enrico Martino, Vera Messana, Michela Scala, Ilaria Sisto, Vincenzo Tripodi
  • Area: 2971.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Stefano Anzini
  • Coordination: Simonetta Cenci
  • Structural Engineering: Redesco Progetti srl
  • Services Engineering: FOR Engineering Architecture
  • Museum Fitting Out: Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia con Tapiro Design
  • Interior Design: Alfonso Femia AF*design
  • Lighting: Alfonso Femia AF*design con Invisible Lab (Silvia Perego)
  • Safety Management: Ecogeo srl
  • Main Contractor: Mario Neri spa
  • Project Responsible: Marco Corazza
  • Collaborateurs: Stefano Cioncoloni, Gaia D’Abrosca, Elena Molfino, Tania Poggi
  • Technical Direction: Alfonso Femia / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia
  • Assistance Technical Direction: Marco Corazza, Corrado Vaschetti (FOR)
  • Project Manager For Dallara: Ing. Alberto Lunardini
  • Renderings: PARIS Render
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Blind Trust / Gensler

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  • Architects: Gensler
  • Location: Occidental Square, 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
  • Lead Architect: Andy Su
  • Team Members: Amber Fulgham, Daichi Yamaguchi, Dustin Rowland, Erin Osberg, Hong Joon Yang, Kaikang Shen, Keli Dean, Kim Le, Nate Williams, Sebastian Hernandez, Troy Charlesworth
  • Area: 100.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Heywood Chan
  • Partners: Mortenson Construction, CPL Engineering, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Corona Steel Inc, Precision Iron Works, Inc.
  • Budget: $4,750
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Text description provided by the architects. Gensler Seattle recently unveiled ‘Blind Trust’, an interactive exhibit created for the 2018 Seattle Design in Public Festival. Blind Trust challenges visitors to use touch, rather than sight, as their primary means of navigation and interaction with the installation.

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Visitors move through three concentric, rectangular extrusions formed by a rope stretched vertically between frames.  While these tightly knit rope ‘walls’ appear impenetrable

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Science Gallery London / LTS Architects

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  • Architects: LTS Architects
  • Location: 5th and 6th Floor, Guy's Cancer Centre, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 3PU, United Kingdom
  • Area: 2117.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Peter Landers
  • Main Contractor: Interserve Paragon
  • Structural Engineer: WSP
  • M&E Engineer: WSP
  • Pm For Design & Tender: Lendlease
  • Pm For Construction: GSCI
  • Cdm Co Ordinator: Turner & Townsend
  • Landscape Architect: LDA
  • Heritage Consultant: Alan Baxter Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor: Turner & Townsend
  • Lighting Designers: Arup Lighting
  • Fire Consultant: Astute Fire
  • Archaeologist: Pre-Construct Archaeology
  • Planning Consultant: Deloittes Planning Services
  • Enabling Works: Contractor Deconstruct
  • Transport Consultant: TTP Consultants
  • Acoustic Consultant: Hann Tucker
  • Wayfinding Design: Atelier / Why Brow
  • Approved Building Inspector: MLM
© Peter Landers © Peter Landers

Text description provided by the architects. A significant new addition to the cultural landscape of the UK’ s capital; Science Gallery London is an extraordinary project that fuses the innovative programme of Science Gallery International with the research

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Form of Wander / MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

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  • Client: Hillsborough County
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Text description provided by the architects. Where the Riverfront Park recreational space extends onto the waterway, Form of Wander is situated to host new outdoor activities and new memories of the Tampa’s active waterfront. As an inverted mangrove, the green-hued aluminum canopy announces itself among palms as a signal on the Hillsborough River. The tree-like structure appears to float between water and land.

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Seven trunk-like columns straddle this path onto the water, inviting visitors to walk around and through on a winding path. They thrust up into a tangle of branches, not unlike the root structures of mangroves which take root along Florida shorelines--part of the resilient ecology, evolved to withstand hurricane force winds.

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An atmosphere of filtered light and reflected currents

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Theater Jacques Carrat / ateliers O-S architectes

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© Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner
  • Architects: ateliers O-S architectes
  • Location: 21 Avenue Louis Georgeon, 94230 Cachan, France
  • Partners: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne
  • Projects Architectes: Marine Bouhin, Etienne Pellier
  • Area: 3323.6 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Cyrille Weiner
  • Services Engineer: Nicolas ing
  • Structural Engineer: Batiserf
  • Scenographer: Ducks Scéno
  • Acoustician: JP Lamoureux
  • Landscaping: Emma Blanc
  • Client: CA Val de Bièvre. Etablissement Public Territorial – Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
© Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner

A CURTAIN RISES OVER THE CITY
The new Theater of Cachan aims to transform the neighborhood with an urban, cultural and social point of view. The entrance of the Theatre, like an outstretched hand that prompts and guides visitors, is marked by a fold that paces the length of the façade. The building appears as a simple volume, made up of two overlapping entities.

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Facade Detail Facade Detail
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A first transparent volume disconnects the project

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Jiaxing Qixing Joyful Rural Complex Exhibition Center / Antao Group · ZAN

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Terrace plants form different spaces. Image © Xiao Wang Terrace plants form different spaces. Image © Xiao Wang
  • Architects: Antao Group · ZAN
  • Location: Xiangtan Road, Qixing Street, Nanhu District, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Architect In Charge: Xiaofei Zhu
  • Design Team: Qing Ma, Han Wu, Zhan Pang, Xiaoyu Li
  • Developer: Jiaxing Xiyue Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Area: 2000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Xiao Wang
Xiyue Center inside an organic farm. Image © Xiao Wang Xiyue Center inside an organic farm. Image © Xiao Wang
It is not an improvisation of experimental architecture, but an instance, aiming at the upgrading space in the countryside. After Chinese cities experienced a rapid progress in construction, accompanying with a lot of disappointments and problems, Chinese architects begin to appear cautious when they treat with rural construction. If it is believed that contemporary urbanization in China could mostly learn something from western foreign, then the construction of countryside is believed undefined.
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Facade detail. Image © Xiao Wang
Spacious entrance hall for holding different events. Image © Xiao Wang
The development of the space
Various spaces suits for gallery and performance. Image © Xiao Wang
After three months renovation, the new multifunction spaces are formed. Image © Xiao Wang
One square meter unit with 3D landscape. Image © Xiao Wang
Modulus unit is the basic form the center's space
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Market space. Image © Xiao Wang
A part of the center. Image © Xiao Wang
Dining space. Image © Xiao Wang
The "level-up" design suits the agricultural context. Image © Xiao Wang
Some part of the center remains for further expansion. Image © Xiao Wang
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espacioSOLO / estudio Herreros

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  • Architects: estudio Herreros
  • Location: Plaza de la Independencia, 5, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Author Architects: estudio Herreros, Juan Herreros - Jens Richter
  • Area: 1300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas
  • Installations: Úrculo Ingenieros
  • Structure: Eduardo Barrón
  • Construction: Brunelar, S.L
© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas

Text description provided by the architects. espacioSOLO is the headquarters and archive of an art collection. It gives shelter to an artistic panorama linked to post-pop and post-street-art movements in all formats. It aims to bring artists closer to the people, to excite young people with the world of creativity, to stimulate a thousand conversations, and to explore new ways of looking and thinking. It is a place of work, an environment for the sheer pleasure of being lost in time, a multifunctional meeting point, and a scenario that allows people to connect and participate in multiple conversations.

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Six Vaults Pavilion / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

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  • Other Participants: LAMA landscape architects
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Text description provided by the architects. In the frame of the centennial commemoration of World War I, the architect duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh was commissioned by the municipality of Hooglede (BE) to realize a reception pavilion for the German Military Cemetery. More than eight thousand German soldiers who fell in the region during the Great War are buried at the German Military Cemetery. The cemetery dates from 1917 when the area was in still German hands. Today, the cemetery is located in a typical Flemish suburban context, surrounded by agricultural lands and traditional allotments.

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Site Plan Site Plan
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The concrete pavilion functions

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Treasure House of Shanghai Himalaya Art Museum / Shan Xiang Architectural

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Traditional "Hui Pai" atrium. Image © Wenjie Hu Traditional "Hui Pai" atrium. Image © Wenjie Hu
  • Electrical, Water Supply & Drainage Design: Li Ma
Atrium as reception and meeting space. Image © Wenjie Hu Atrium as reception and meeting space. Image © Wenjie Hu

Text description provided by the architects. The Treasure House is located in the Art Gallery of the Himalaya Center in Pudong, Shanghai. The building was designed by the famous Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and is a famous building in China.

Atrium space. Image © Wenjie Hu Atrium space. Image © Wenjie Hu
Round atrium ceiling. Image © Wenjie Hu Round atrium ceiling. Image © Wenjie Hu

The Treasure House is a Qing Dynasty residence from Jingdezhen, Jiangxi. The specific initial construction period can not be verified. The part shipped to Shanghai is only the wooden structure

Atrium view from second floor window. Image © Wenjie Hu
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Gallery space based on the old house wing. Image © Wenjie Hu
Second floor exhibition cabinet. Image © Wenjie Hu
Second floor space. Image © Wenjie Hu
Entrance lobby. Image © Wenjie Hu
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Treasure House of Shanghai Himalaya Art Museum / Shan Xiang Architectural

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Traditional "Hui Pai" atrium. Image © Wenjie Hu Traditional "Hui Pai" atrium. Image © Wenjie Hu
  • Electrical, Water Supply & Drainage Design: Li Ma
Atrium as reception and meeting space. Image © Wenjie Hu Atrium as reception and meeting space. Image © Wenjie Hu

Text description provided by the architects. The Treasure House is located in the Art Gallery of the Himalaya Center in Pudong, Shanghai. The building was designed by the famous Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and is a famous building in China.

Atrium space. Image © Wenjie Hu Atrium space. Image © Wenjie Hu
Round atrium ceiling. Image © Wenjie Hu Round atrium ceiling. Image © Wenjie Hu

The Treasure House is a Qing Dynasty residence from Jingdezhen, Jiangxi. The specific initial construction period can not be verified. The part shipped to Shanghai is only the wooden structure

Atrium view from second floor window. Image © Wenjie Hu
Section
Gallery space based on the old house wing. Image © Wenjie Hu
Second floor exhibition cabinet. Image © Wenjie Hu
Second floor space. Image © Wenjie Hu
Entrance lobby. Image © Wenjie Hu
Mountain, river, bamboo, tile. Image © Wenjie Hu
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