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Tsinghua Ocean Center – Shenzen, China

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Building: Tsinghua Ocean Center
Location: Shenzen, China
Completed: 2016
Architects: OPEN Architecture, Local Design Institute, & Shenzhen Institute of Building Research

AE Interests: Exposed structural concrete found all throughout; allows for easy maintenance and provides visual relief from surrounding stucco buildings. Academic spaces are compartmentalized with public/social spaces found in between floors. Underneath the plaza is a deep-sea research lab. Three potholes found in the main plaza allow light in from above.

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Written by icarmona11

October 24, 2019 at 12:37 pm

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Bishan Cultural and Art Center – Bishan Qu, China

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Building: Bishan Cultural and Art Center
Location: Bishan Qu, China 
Completed: 2016
Architect: Tanghua Architect & Associates
Acoustic Consultants: Lin Taiyong & Zhang Sanming

AE Interests: The 3 masses are a response to the surrounding landscape. A “valley” formed between the 3 buildings creating a gathering space for visitors. The curtain wall protects from the sunlight coming from the west. The curtain wall is made of glass, metal grilles, and aluminum mesh in the Chinese traditional pattern called ice crack.

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Written by icarmona11

October 24, 2019 at 12:37 pm

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Nanjing Performing Arts Center – Nanjing, China

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Building: Nanjing Performing Arts Center
Location: Nanjing, China 
Completed: 2009
Architect: Preston Scott Cohen, Amit Nemlich, & Atelier Zhang Lei (Chinese Architect of Record)

AE Interests: Concrete roof made from a series of hyperbolic paraboloids which act as reinforcing beams. The buildings are separated into several independent zones that can be isolated thermally if not in use.    

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Written by icarmona11

October 24, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Posted in Built