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National Museum of China – Beijing, China

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Building Name: National Museum of China
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: gmp International GmbH
Structural Engineer: Schlaich bergermann und partnerm
Area: 191,000 sq meters
Interior Ceiling Height: 27 meters
Project Year: 2010

AE Interest: Traditionally designed for harmony in Tienanmen Square, Large structural columns, Immense cavernous interior,

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Written by Travis Potter

September 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Built

National Library of China – Beijing, China

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Building: National Library of China Phase II
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Floor area: 80,000m² (861,000) SqFt
Completed: 2008

AE Interest: Third largest library in the world, Modular phases,

Articles: 1, 2, 3

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Written by Travis Potter

September 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Posted in Built

Galaxy Soho – Beijing, China

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Building Name: Galaxy Soho
Location: Soho, Beijing, China
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Project Architect: Yoshi Uchiyama
Local Design Institute: BIAD Beijing Institute of Architecture & Design
Local Contractor: China Construction First Building Group
Area: 332857.0 sqm
Height: 67 meters
Project Year: 2012

AE Interest: Composition of five continuous, flowing volumes that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges

Articles: 1, 2

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Written by Travis Potter

September 3, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Posted in Built

Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum – Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

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Building: Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Architect: Studio Odile Decq
Landscape Architect: HASSELL
Completion: 2014

AE Interest: shape of the museum originates from the slope of the site, landscape architecture,

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Written by Travis Potter

September 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Posted in Under Construction