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Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office – Zhengzhou, China

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Building: Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office Project
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Year of Completion: 2022
Area: 86,831 square meters
Architect: Aedas
Developer: Zhenghong Real Estate Development Co.,Ltd
Completion Year: 2022
Design Team: Keith Griffiths (design director), Ken Wai (design director), Jihao Liu, Wei Li, Haiyue Wu, Yang Yu, Mark Zhou

AEInterest:
Because of the narrow lot, the complex was split into three towers and have a curvilinear design to pay tribute to the Yellow River. The building is also designed with natural ventilation channels providing circulation and air flow throughout the complex.

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Written by Anna Louise Sanders

November 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

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Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat – Yangzhou, China

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Building: Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat
Location: Yangzhou, China
Year of Construction: 2017
Area: 4200 square meters
Architect: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Design Team: Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu (Founding Partners, Principal in Charge), Federico Saralvo (Senior Associate), Ziyi Cao (Associate), Fong Huang (Senior Project Manager), Sela Lim (Senior Architectural Designer), Zhao Lei (Senior Architectural designer), Callum Holgate, Leyue Chen, Valentina Brunetti ( Senior Architectural Designer), Sean Shen, Xin Liu, Bin Zhu, Nicolas Fardet (Associate, product design), Yun Wang, Jin Zhang
Architect of record: Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research & Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Landscape designer (concept): Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Engineers: Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research & Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Consultants: Bamboo Lighting Design
General contractor: CNTC
Awards: New Concept of the Year award at the AHEAD Asia Awards and Landscaping and Outdoor Spaces award at the AHEAD Asia Awards

AEInterests:
The complex is built partly out of re-purposed old buildings. Some walls in the building were constructed only out of recycled brick, having no structural and lateral support added in other than the bricks themselves. This brick wall was constructed to pay tribute to Ancient Chinese Architecture.

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Written by Anna Louise Sanders

November 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Built

Hanhai Luxury Condos – Zhengzhou, China

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Building: Hanhai Luxury Condos
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Area: 21500 square meters
Architects: Amphibianarc and Archimorphic
Design Team: Nonchi Wang (Lead Architect), Luoya Tu (Lead Architect), Ying Tao, David Rodriguez, Dennis Roney, Charles Liu, David Van Arsdell, Kisung Nam, Brandon Vickers, Brian Skowvron, Elana Pappoff, Xiaofeng Mei, Jiarui Liu, Zhexiong Hu, Michelle Lozano, Nicholas Poulos, Carey England
Landscape Design Consultant: AECOM
Curtain Wall Design Consultant: Zhongnan Curtain Wall
Constructor:Eastern Construction Group, China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corporation, Huaxia Construction Group

AEInterest:
The space is split into nine high rise residential building and three additional buildings surrounding a large garden. The condos are meant to combine nature and architecture, taking inspiration from the Vertical Forest. The building is also designed with natural cross ventilation and solar exposure.

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Written by Anna Louise Sanders

November 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Built