Topic: China

World’s second tallest tower designed by Gensler opens in Shanghai

Gensler-designed Shanghai Tower is now open- becoming the world’s second tallest building, as well as being the tallest structure in China. The tower’s skin is made up of 20,000 curtain wall panels that are suspended from above on cantilevered trusses. The supertall tower … More

HBA completes interiors for China-based recreational centre that pays homage to its architectural language

HBA completes interiors for the recreational centre designed by Ettore Sottsass, within China’s iconic Sifang Collective complex. The recreational centre within China’s Sifang Collective complex is one of the final architectural ventures designed by famed Italian architect, Ettore Sottsass, and his architectural practice, … More

Images reveal ZHA’s enormous Beijing terminal taking shape

Zaha Hadid Architects’ new Beijing international terminal is taking shape, with the steel structure of the building now complete. View all renders of the project here.  While the terminal still remains unnamed, the competition was launched in 2011 with the aim of easing … More

Aedas reveals dragon-inspired designs for Chinese complex

Aedas has recently revealed its Phase II designs for the Hengqin Headquarters Complex in Zhuhai, China, a southern territory often referred to as the Chinese Riviera. The project’s sit is located on an island that sits near the Lotus Bridge, which links Zhuhai … More

Green solution to China city pollution

Plans to combat the pollution and toxicity of a city in China have been revealed by urban designer Stefano Boeri. The Italian architect, famous for his tree-clad “Bosco Verticale” (Vertical Forest) skyscraper complex located in Milan, has unveiled plans for a similar project … More

World’s fourth tallest skyscraper completed in China

The world’s fourth highest building, the Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, China, has just been completed according to the Council on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). At 599m it is now officially the second tallest building in the country and the fourth … More

Chinese designer Zhu Pei offers alternatives to urbanisation

The “Mind Landscapes” of Beijing-based architect Zhu Pei, who is part of a growing trend among Chinese urbanists offering alternatives to dense cities, are to go on display in Berlin. Five of his cultural buildings will be displayed in models, plans and films … More

Zaha Hadid Architect’ Beijing tower atrium to beat Burj Al Arab as world’s tallest

Construction for Zaha Hadid Architects’ Leeza Soho tower has reached level 20 of 46 storeys, and is expected to hold the world record for the tallest atrium, a title currently held by Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The 207m mixed-use tower is located … More

National Art Museum of China to reflect local culture

Holland-based architecture firm UNStudio has released its design for National Art Museum of China in Beijing, which takes references from Chinese culture. The 99,700m² museum offers fixed and temporary exhibition spaces, educational facilities, offices, restaurants and shops. Composed of two volumes that reference … More

Richard Rogers’ practice opens China office

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the practice of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers, has opened an office in Shanghai. The move is in response to the growing demand for work in China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. Among other projects, the firm is working … More

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