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Museum at the China Academy of Art – Hangzhou, China

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Building: Museum at the China Academy of Art
Location: Hangzhou, China
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Structural Engineer: Konishi Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: P.T. Morimura & Associates, Ltd.
Completed 2014

AE Interests: cross-sections that blend in with the mountain slope, facade incorporates recycled clay tiles and stones from old houses in the area

Written by Elena Arca

September 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Posted in Built

Shanghai Houtan Park – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Houtan Park
Location: 2010 Shanghai Expo Park, Shanghai, China
Architect: Turenscape (Beijing Turen Design Institute)
Construction: Shanghai Landscape Construction Company
Completed 2010

AE Interests: built on a brownfield of a former industrial site, flood control, ecological restoration, reclaimed industrial structures and materials

Written by Elena Arca

September 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Posted in Built

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: RTKL with Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research
Completed 2001

AE Interests: curtain wall, spiraling roof structure, elliptical ball and decorative hanging sphere represent an egg and its yolk—an important Chinese symbol.

Written by Elena Arca

September 8, 2015 at 2:14 pm

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Quingpu Pedestrian Bridge – Shanghai, China

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Building: Quingpu Pedestrian Bridge
Location: Quingpu, Shanghai, China
Architect: CA-GROUP
Structural Engineer: Bridge Structures Department of Tongji University
Construction: Shanghai Greenland Construction (Group) Co. Ltd.
Client: Shanghai Qingpu New City Construction Development (Group) Co. Ltd.
Completed 2008

AE Interests: angular form, asymmetrical structural supports, sloped ceiling designed to capture and reflect artificial and natural light.

Written by Elena Arca

September 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Posted in Built