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Shanghai Opera House – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Opera House
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Snøhetta
Local Partner: ECADI
Completion: 2023

AE Interests: Identified by the 13th 5-year Plan set out in the 2010 Shanghai EXPO as a major cultural landmark. Three separate auditoriums housing 2000, 1200, and 1000 seats. Large spiral staircase with prominent cantilevers which expresses vertical motion and opens up the roof to pedestrians.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

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Floating Hotel – Huzhou, China

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Building: Floating Hotel
Location: Huzhou, China
Architect: MORE Architecture
Structural Engineer: ECADI
MEP/HVAC: ECADI
Completion: 2020

AE Interests: Traditional space, large open roof used for gatherings and socializing, multi-use space, specially designed to fit into its environment without overshadowing natural beauty, challenging site to work with, three separate room designs to add variable space, steel columns.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

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Cyrus Tang Foundation Center – Suzhou, China

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Building: Cyrus Tang Foundation Center
Location: Suzhou, China
Architects: UAD
Interior Design: Woods Bagot, Hangzhou Dianshang Building Decoration Design
Structural Engineers: Mingshan Zhang, Chen Xu, Benyue Li
Landscape Design: The Design Institute of Landscape & Architecture China Academy of Art (Zheng Jie Studio)
MEP Engineers: Haojun Li, Zengrong Gong, Shaobing Dong, Zhengjie Huang, Haifeng Liu
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: Site is located in a natural park, so the building was designed carefully to not intrude on the natural beauty of the location. Facade is engineered to mimic bamboo forests. Perimeter of the building is designed to allow for expansion of the building in the future. Multi-use space featuring a museum and multiple spaces for events.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Posted in Built