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Zhangjiagang Church – Zhangjiagang, China

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Location: Zhangjiagang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Architect: Büro Ziyu Zhuang/RSAA
Year completed: 2015

AEInterests:
61,400 sqft basilica, with a ring of smaller buildings including prayer rooms, counselling spaces,  a cafeteria, library, museum and a smaller church. Interior lined with 2 cm thick metal plates, 18 cm apart. These fins create the appearance of different spaces depending on a person’s location within the church.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Yunnan Provincial Museum – Kunming, China

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Location: No.6393 of Guangfu Road
Architect: Rocco Design Architects
AEInterests:
A 538,000 sqft museum space constructed from 2008 to 2015. Conceptualized as large, strong boxes stacked together holding fragile art. A major motif of the project is the dramatic rock formations Kunming is known for. 

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Yiwu Grand Theater – Yiwu, Zhejiang, China

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Location: Dongyang River, Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, China
Architect: MAD Architects

AE Interests:
“Floats” on Dongyang River as a Chinese junk. Envisioned as a community space with many entrances and incorporated green space. Passive solar design uses translucent glass facade as warming “greenhouse” in the winter, allows airflow and ventilation in the summer. Includes two theaters that seat 1600 and 1200 respectively, and a conference center that seats 2000. Seats Construction will begin in 2020.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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