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Rose Rock International Finance Center
Under construction in Tianjin, China.
As the centerpiece in a masterplan for the new Tianjin Binhai New Area the tower is set to become one of the tallest structures in the world. The distinct terraced design is intended to create an architectural landscape of urban plazas and roof gardens to stimulate and cultivate the life between the buildings.
Galaxy Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park
Under construction in Shenzen, China.
The project attempts to integrate rural landscape and the city. It is a complex comprised of 18 high-rise towers, a 5 star hotel, 3 service apartment towers, 3 residential towers, a shopping mall and a 32 ha park.
In order to introduce nature as a strong element in space, the architects decided to pull off the tower facades to allow for vegetation to grow up the sides of the buildings. The buildings of the Galaxy Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park are designed with façades that neutralize air pollution 24 hours a day, an algae system that produces oxygen, organic fertilizer, and cleans grey water
Construction period: 2011 - 2014
Architects: 10 Design
New Century City Art Centre
Under construction in Chengdu, China.
The New Century City Art Centre will be a new cultural destination for Sichuan Province and will provide Chengdu with an unprecedented collection of world-class arts, performance, leisure, and congress venues. It will accommodates three auditoria, an art museum, an exhibition centre, a conference centre, a learning centre, bars, restaurants and shops.
Estimated Completion: 2015
Architects: Zaha Hadid
Beijing National Hotel
Proposal for Beijing, China.
The building is organized around three rings fused together by surfaces draped from the top and bottom. The rings create atriums which are enclosed by domes, housing an interior rainforest as well as the conference center and hotel amenities. Rooms, radiating out along each ring, are oriented both outwards and inwards, creating views out to the city as well as down into the rainforest.
The enclosure of the building is a double skin system where the outer layer is a weather break and the inner layer is the weatherproof enclosure. The outer skin is supported by a lightweight cable-net structure which is stabilized by large tension rings affixed at the top and perimeter of the building. The skin is also embedded with a second system of solar thermal pipes and grey water capture grooves which hybridizes the base diamond pattern with a sporadic weaving pattern.
Building length: 303m
Architect: Tom Wiscombe
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Tower
Under construction in Nanchang, China.
These 300-meter-tall towers are the focus of a new mixed-use complex. Derived from studies of molten metal, the towers' form and exterior walls were developed using parametric modeling software. Each tower consists of 110,000 square meters of office space, while upper floors are devoted to an observation deck and executive suites.
Project Area: 220.000 m2
Building Height: 289 m
Number of Stories: 59
Estimated completion: 2013
Greenland Group Suzhou Center
Winning competition entry for Wujiang, China.
Like sculpting a high-performance automobile, digital aerodynamic modeling was critical to shaping this supertall tower. Acting as the “lung” of the building, the tower’s atrium is defined by a 30-story tall operable window, which invites cool air flow during summer months and floods the interior spaces with natural light. A series of high-efficiency measures employed on the tower are predicted to achieve a 60% savings in energy consumption as compared to a conventional American high-rise.
Project Area: 282,170 m2
Height: 358 m
West Kowloon Terminus
Under construction in Hong Kong, China.
West Kowloon Terminus will connect Hong Kong to China's national High Speed Rail Network.
Running at a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour, the high-speed rail will shorten the journey time between Hong Kong and Guangzhou significantly from about 100 minutes to 48 minutes. It will only take 14 and 23 minutes respectively from Hong Kong to Futian and Longhau in Shenzhen.
Scheduled Completion: 2015
Developer: MTR Corporation Limited
Wuhan Greenland Center
Under construction in Wuhan, China.
Designed by the mind behind the current world's tallest Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower, the to-be world's tallest and first tower to break through the kilometer mark.
Greenland center will be one of the five tallest towers worldwide upon completion. The tower may be resized to make it China's tallest (to be held by Shanghai Tower in 2014 at 632 meters.
The tower is designed to recycle it's own resources for multiple uses.
Scheduled construction: 2011 - 2016
Height: 606 m
Architects: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
Constructed in Hong Kong, China.
Inspired by a 20th century avant-garde art movement, the name Cubus comes from the word ‘cubism.’ Inspired by ice cubes, the name reflects the design of this vertical building with its original façade features and lighting effects.
Architects: Woods Bagot
Kaohsiung Port Terminal
Winning design entry for a new cruise ship terminal and port service center in Taiwan, China.
The main building splits up into three different partitions, each related to a different itinerary for travelling by ship.
Scheduled construction: 2012 - 2014
Architects: Reiser + Umemoto
Guosen Securities Tower
Winning design entry for a new office skyscraper in Shenzen, China.
A three-dimensional void will be arranged along the facades giving a dynamic image to the building and creating different public scenarios for the offices. The design of the void shape explores the relation between the podium and the vertical section of the tower with diagonals spaces and fluxes that create a vertical tension in the full height of the tower.
Architects: Massimiliano Fuksas
Constructed in central Beijing, China.
The project is a 330,000 m² office, retail and entertainment complex that is designed to be an integral part of the living city, inspired by the grand scale of Beijing. Its architecture is a composition of five continuous, flowing volumes that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges, creating maximum density on the available space.
Construction: 2010 - 2012
Architects: Zaha Hadid
Comic and Animation Museum Hangzhou
Winning design entry for the construction of a new comic and animation museum in Hangzhou, China.
According to the architects the design refers to the speech balloons used in comics. A series of eight balloon shaped volumes create an internally complex museum experience of in total 30.000m2.
Construction is expected to begin in 2012.
Datong Twin Towers
Winning design in 2010 competition for mixed use towers in Datong, China.
Architects: Plasma Studio
Under construction in Sanya, China.
Development of a man-made island 400 meters off the shore of Sanya measuring about 1250-meters in length and 350-meters width.
It will provide around 500,000 sqm of building area including six luxury apartment buildings, a five-star hotel, conference center and a signature seven-star hotel. The island will also feature domestic and international ferry terminals.
Scheduled Completion: 2014
Civic Sports Center and National Games Arena
Winning competition entry for a new sports centre and arena for the 12th National Games of the People’s Republic of China, to be held in Liaoning province in 2013.
The complex will be built in the capital Shenyang and feature soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis, badminton, and volleyball courts at various levels as well as several pools and an arena.
Est. construction: 2011 - 2013
Nanjing Hunan Lu Plots 4 + 5
Winning design entry for a new high-rise project in Nanjing, China.