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Old July 17th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #361
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Colorful Guizhou Brand, Research & Development Center, Guiyang/贵阳, Capital of Guizhou Province, SW China.



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Architects: Huasen Architects/华森建筑设计 (Shenzhen-based Company)
Location: GuiYang, Guizhou Province, China
Chief Architects: Yan Zhang & Andreja Mitrovic
Architects: Yue Wen Zhang, Xing Chao Li, Jia Ling Xie
Team Support: Hong Fei Li, YiFeng Luo, Yuan Huang, Shu Yang
Client: Colorful GuiZhou.co
Status: Competition
Project Area: 54,500 sqm
Cost: $45,000,000
Year: 2012

Designed by Huasen Architects, the winning competition proposal for the Research and Development Center for colorful Guizhou.co is based on the structure of local villages, having full possibilities to grow in all directions. The orientation for each building was defined by the best natural view of the river and surrounding mountains. Located near the new district of Long dong bao, just 15 minutes drive from the airport, the site has an undulating character with differing levels up to 15 meters, and sits along a small river. More images and architects’ description after the break.

This is one of the most influential projects in GuiZhou; the province possesses a population of 43,740,000 people and more than 16 different native ethnic groups. The most challenging part of this project is to continue the context of site and respect the natural contours while showing all the culture and diversity of Gui Zhou.

Within the site we created several public spaces for different situations; some to cater for large holiday ceremonies and others for daily activities. The differing levels were utilized to create a scene of terraced buildings and spaces to maintain the integrity of the land and echo the surroundings. Giving visitors a variety of interesting and exciting spaces where they can take part in the various activities.

Along the river people will see a group of buildings with no certain directions, giving an almost organic appearance. Every one of them has its own character of wood or stone, window or curtain wall. Finally the group of buildings is given unity by having characteristically similar roofs, this ties them all together.




















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Old July 17th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #362
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Make Architects complete first seaside pavillion building in Mainland China

Make Architects has announced the completion of its first building in Mainland China which constitutes a large seaside pavilion in Weihai city in the eastern Shandong peninsula. It will house an exhibition space for a large new residential development situated on a new island of reclaimed land in the city.

The structure measures 6,000 sq ft and is the first building to be completed on the island, intended to make the most of its popular seafront location and beautiful views. The site and its surrounding landscape have been designed to create a gradually unfolding journey through the area. As visitors cross the bridge to the new island, they follow a winding, landscaped pathway leading to the pavilion, and are greeted by an enclosure reflecting the city behind them. Once inside the building, visitors are led through a series of spaces in which the views to the ocean are gradually revealed.

The pavilion provides a reception area and information hub for potential customers of the new development, and will also serve as an event space in the future. The space is divided into two main areas, separated by a spine wall which is dressed vertically with bamboo. This main vicinity houses a model display area, bar, compact cinema, meeting spaces and offices, and spills out onto a continuous terrace that wraps around the exterior of the pavilion. The over-sailing roof gives the building its striking form, and provides shaded coverage for the building and terrace.

John Puttick, who leads the Beijing studio, commented on his involvement in the project: “We are excited about the completion of the Weihai Pavilion. As our first building in China, it is a milestone for Make and testament to the talent in our studio. We currently have five other projects under construction in the region, and we look forward to taking on new opportunities and challenges in the future.”

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Old July 27th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #364
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Wenling Museum/温岭博物馆, Wenling City (my home town), Zhejiang Province, Eastern China.


Design Architects: Hangzhou-based CCTN.ARCH/中联筑境
Project Area: 12,400 sqm
Year: 2014




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Is it under construction?
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Approved/Prepared, will start to build later this year!
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Intercontinental Sanya Resort / WOHA

Architects: WOHA
Location: 27号 Luling Rd, Sanya, Hainan, China
Architect In Charge: Richard Hassell, Wong Mun Summ, Herbert Salim, Ranjit Wagh, Lai Soong Hai, Miikka Leppanen, Muhammad Sagitha, Jascha Oakes, Gabriella Patai, Mappaudang Ridwan Saleh, Anapat Chanadisai
Project Manager: Metro Millennium Consolidated Building Consultants Ltd
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 129,117 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

The Intercontinental Sanya Resort is in Sanya, Hainan, China’s tropical island and comprises of a hotel with 350 rooms and related facilities. The hotel stretches from a busy entertainment spine to the natural forest of the rocky point.

One third of the rooms are located in a 10-storey curved linear block that frames the arrival space. All rooms have sea views, and are accessed off naturally ventilated open corridors that have views over the surrounding mountains. These wide-frontage rooms have bathrooms with a view, and large balconies with built-in daybeds. These rooms work equally well for holiday or business, as they are close to the lobby and function facilities. Two thirds of the rooms are located in huge water courtyards, and are more resort-like in feel. These rooms are an innovative hybrid of detached villas and room blocks. Each room has a private open air garden bathroom, and a detached cabana that is reached via a bridge or garden. The cabanas sit within the huge watergardens, each a hectare in size.

The design combines masterplanning, landscape, architecture and interiors to set up a series of views and vistas to the sea, framed by coconut trees, reflected in water, and then reframed again with stone, timber and fabric, ensuring every room has a special view. The design of the various public areas varies from urban and formal to casual and beachy, allowing the hotel to address many different markets and customers.

The entire resort is designed as a patchwork of inhabited gardens. From the sky gardens and flowering bougainvilleas in the sky block to the huge watergardens in the room blocks, to the walled courtyard gardens of the guestroom walkways to the orchid gardens in the spa, every space relates to an outdoor space of different character and mood. This strategy shows off Sanya’s tropical climate to the fullest. Even the roofs are treated as gardens, so the surrounding high-rise blocks look down at and over the hotel as a huge garden design providing a foreground framing their sea views. The geometry of the roofs and gardens are inspired by the rice-paddy fields of Sanya. Coconut palms frame views of the sea.The design is inspired by Chinese screens, palaces and compounds, interpreted in a contemporary fashion. The huge precast concrete screen is an aperiodic mathematical tiling.

Stylistically the hotel is contemporary, fresh and light. Making full use of the availability of craftsmanship, materials and technology of China, the architecture and interiors are designed together to create a continuous integrated contemporary Asian environment.

The hotel is designed to sustainable principles. Passive energy saving design (large overhangs, natural light, cross-ventilation, shaded courtyards, and planted roofs), use of indigenous seasonal landscape and water conservation and recycling are some of the strategies used.

The overall design innovation is in the reworking of the large hotel model into a new typology, which combines garden expression with urban typologies to create a hierarchy of privacy and vibrancy that is highly successful.

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Old August 1st, 2012, 12:48 AM   #368
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I like the massing, fenestration and the materials they used for this resort in Sanya.


Minsk, thank you very much for updating this thread constantly!
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Minsk, thank you very much for updating this thread constantly!
Not at all, It was a pleasure for me to do it.
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Project for South Nanjing by W2 Architects involving a 500 + Skyscraper. I think they say it will be close to the South Railway Station....

...and it looks to similar to the old proposal for the turning skyscraper in Dubai !!!!

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The green bridge connect to most of city block, and continue to the renovated air port runway park to sustain a green city with existing natural water system. Land mark tower: he proposition of the 500m high rise skyscraper is for the southern urban neighborhood of Nanjing city, China. The site is on the upcoming High Speed railway station, central business district area. The idea to build a landmark tower in the zone celebrates the notion of the incredible advancement and ongoing development over the last decade in the historic city of Nanjing. The inception of the form of the tower is inspired from the famous plum blossom of Nanjing. The petals of the flowers are formulated as usable floor spaces, while spaces in between could be used as green vegetation’s or green terraces for leisure. The idea is to combine urban living and nature together in one space. The tower is mixed use in nature, accommodating a hotel, office spaces, residential units and commercial space, which is analogous to a mini city called vertical city with farming. The eco tower is designed with a sustainable approach, integrating and implementing state of the art, energy harnessing and energy optimizing measures all throughout. To name a few of the advanced techniques projected in the design are, the application of green house for energy harnessing and air filter, waste water treatment/ gray water reuse, installation of wind turbines on the south east and north east high velocity wind zone and not to forget the green terraces which grows on the tower like an organic pattern.

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Yinchuan BRT



A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station under construction is seen in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2012. It is estimated that the first BRT line of Yinchuan will be completed before Aug. 21, 2012. A total of 4 BRT lines will be built in Yinchuan, according to the city's long-term plan. (Xinhua/Li Ran)



A man works in a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2012. It is estimated that the first BRT line of Yinchuan will be completed before Aug. 21, 2012. A total of 4 BRT lines will be built in Yinchuan, according to the city's long-term plan. (Xinhua/Li Ran)
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This says Qinhuai Area. I think it could be the mouth of the river....
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Qinzhou park forges ties with ASEAN
Updated: 2012-08-08 08:13
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China works with Malaysia to build model for cooperation in SE Asia

The China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is the third industrial park created through a partnership between China and a foreign government.

The park serves as the latest symbol of the friendship between the two nations and a platform for bilateral cooperation.

Two decades after China established dialogue with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Malaysia in April of last year, and the park was part of the common understanding reached by Wen and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The project was approved by China's State Council on March 26 this year and unveiled on April 1 by top government officials of both nations. It is expected to promote trade between China and Malaysia.

On June 15, the contract for a second joint Sino-Malaysian industrial park was signed. The park will be based in Kuantan, the largest city on Malaysia's eastern coast.

The city of Qinzhou is located at a key position in an economic zone near the Beibu Gulf, a hub of China-ASEAN cooperation. The park in Qinzhou is also expected to further enhance the partnerships that were created with the establishment of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area at the beginning of 2010.

The park sits beside the Qinzhou Port Economic and Technical Development Zone and the Qinzhou Port Bonded Area. The planning of the project has made good use of the city's advantageous geographic position and advanced transportation infrastructure.

The Qinzhou Port Economic and Technical Development Zone highlights a petrochemical industrial park that covers 36 square kilometers. Its key industries also include automobile and equipment manufacturing, shipbuilding, papermaking, energy and food processing.

The Qinzhou Port Bonded Area is China's only bonded area in its western coastal region and the nearest to the ASEAN region. It serves as a hub of logistics, research and international trading and transfer.

Temporary electricity and water have been established in the park, but a water plant will soon start construction to serve as the permanent water supply. There will also be a service center with total floor space of around 8,000 square meters.

With advanced facilities, efficient service and low cost, the park welcomes investment from around the world, said local government officials.

Qinzhou speed

"Today I learned a new phrase 'Qinzhou speed'," said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on April 1 at the launch ceremony of the park, praising the efficiency of the park's construction.

"In the future, if I want a project to be finished as fast as possible, I would say, 'Finish it with Qinzhou speed'," said the prime minister.

From conceptualization to starting construction, the park required less than a year to develop. And the achievements of the park over the past year have been "a result of the mutual trust between China and Malaysia", said Ong Ka Ting, the Malaysian prime minister's special envoy to China.

He said the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park would become an emerging trade focus of Guangxi, and it would have great potential because of its advantageous geographic position, excellent administration and support from the governments of the two nations.

Key industries

The China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park, with a planned area of 55 sq km, will focus on traditional industries as well as emerging sectors. It will comprise industrial areas, R&D centers, service facilities and residential communities.

With a focus on "a cooperation model, a development pilot and an innovation test zone", the project has attracted a number of competitive industrial clusters.

The park is focusing on six major industries - equipment manufacturing, IT, food processing, new materials, bio-technologies and modern services.

The planners have chosen these industries based on the need for market expansion in China and Malaysia as well as the need to restructure industries, according to China's 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) and Malaysia's Vision 2020.
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Photo taken on Aug. 5, 2012 shows an overall view of Nagqu Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Tang Zhaoming)



Photo taken on Aug. 7, 2012 shows a residential area under construction in Nagqu Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Tang Zhaoming)



Photo taken on Aug. 7, 2012 shows the Tibetan antilope statues on a street in Nagqu Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Tang Zhaoming)
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Kaifeng to restore historical image
Updated: 2012-08-13 01:16
By AN BAIJIE (China Daily)

The local government in Kaifeng, an ancient city in Central China’s Henan province, plans to restore the city’s historical appearance of its downtown.

The city was the capital of seven dynasties, including the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), when China’s economy boomed and society thrived.

To restore the city’s historical outlook of its peak period in the Northern Song Dynasty, the government plans to reconstruct some ancient buildings in the downtown area. The project will require more than 34,000 families to move from their homes by the end of the year, Wang Xuejie, vice-mayor of Kaifeng, said in a report released on the city government’s official website on Saturday.

The project aims to boost the ancient city’s tourism industry and exhibit the prosperity of the Northern Song Dynasty, Qi Jinli, Party secretary of Kaifeng, said in early January, according to the government’s website.

To make room for the development, the local government plans to demolish 5.8 million square meters of old buildings in the next four years, Qi told the Henan provincial radio station in a program on June 28.

The blueprint of the reconstruction project shows that the new buildings will be built in the style of the Northern Song Dynasty, and even road signs on the streets will “reflect the character of the Northern Song Dynasty”, according to a report in China Business Journal.

A total of 80,000 families, making up nearly a third of the city’s population, will have to move out of the downtown region in the next four years, the report said.

The demolition and relocation will cost at least 100 billion yuan ($15.7 billion). The city’s financial revenue was just 5 billion yuan last year, according to the report.

Kong Xiangcheng, deputy chief of the Kaifeng bureau of housing and urban-rural development, said that the project was “very difficult” and the local government had “made preparations” for the upcoming difficulties, the report said.

The local government signed a contract on Thursday with the China Construction Bank Henan branch, in which the bank promised to provide a 15 billion yuan loan to the government within three to five years, according to the Kaifeng city government’s official website.

Li Tao, a worker at Longting Park whose 133-square-meter house is slated to be demolished, claimed 600,000 yuan in compensation, but the local government insisted on paying him only 274,030 yuan, according to a provincial news media.

The local government required the park’s administrator — the bureau of cultural heritage and parks — to persuade Li to accept the compensation deal, according to a notice published on the Kaifeng Daily on Tuesday.

The notice required seven bureaus and departments, including the public security bureau and the transport bureau to persuade some of their employees to accept the government’s compensation deal for the demolition of their houses.

Vice-mayor Wang said on Friday that the government had acquired more than 626,000 square meters of residents’ houses for the construction projects by late July, according to the report on the government’s website.

An official from the Kaifeng city government told People’s Daily on Sunday that the cost of the project was an estimate, and the local government would try to attract both enterprises and individuals to invest in the project.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, denied China Business Journal’s report that residents were forced to move out, saying that the project benefited local people, who could now move into better houses.

The project was met with fierce criticism by netizens on micro blogs on Sunday after it was reported by news media. Many people questioned whether the local government could afford the cost and whether local residents would benefit from the project.

Fan Lei, 35, an employee at the local taxation bureau, said he has embraced the government’s ambitious project because it will make his hometown more beautiful. But he also worries the project might be discarded with half-completed buildings due to money problems.

“What I care for most is the housing issue — whether the compensation for demolished houses will meet residents’ demand and whether the newly built houses would be comfortable to live in,” he told China Daily on Sunday.

Liu Hua in Zhengzhou contributed to this story.
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Hassell wins international design competition for Shenyang Hutai New Town in China

HASSELL has been announced as the winner of the competition for China's largest, state-of-the-art ecological urban centres. Located in the capital of Liaoning province in China's industrial heartland, the 128 sq km Shenyang Hutai New Town is one of the city's largest and most cutting-edge ecological and natural urban centres.

Situated on the edge of a lake that spreads over 67 hectares, Phase One of the project encompasses a 100,000 sq m architecture design project comprising an administrative and planning hall, a cultural exchange centre, a music hall and a business and convention hotel. Conveying modernity while paying tribute to the cultural and historical fabric of one of the most pristine and untouched areas of the country, the first phase of the project is due for completion end 2013.

The design by HASSELL establishes an interactive link with users and nature, combining civic and natural elements to create an un-obtrusive, vibrant yet elegant eco-urban space, with each individual architectural design enhancing the character of the whole.

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A bit concerned what will that lake become after the project ... another algae-infested dead "ecological" zone?
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Hainan starts building China's largest orchid plantation

HAIKOU, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- South China's island province of Hainan has started construction on an orchid plantation in the provincial capital of Haikou, which will be the country's largest of its kind upon completion, sources with the Haikou government said Friday.

The plantation, located in Xinpo Township, will cover an area of 10,817 mu (721 hectares) upon completion in 2016, including 2,817 mu for demonstrations and 8,000 mu for local farmers, the sources said.

The plantation will serve as a comprehensive base for orchid research, planting, processing and agricultural sightseeing.

With an investment of 930 million yuan (148 million U.S. dollars), the plantation is expected to create an annual output value of more than 1 billion yuan upon its completion, according to the sources.
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