Twelve Chinese architectural projects completed in the year of the tiger

this week China Celebrate the Chinese New Year. To celebrate the festivities, Dezeen round it 12 major Chinese architectural projects due to be completed in the Year of the Tiger.



DJI Headquarters by Foster + Partners

DJI headquarters, Shenzhen, by Foster + Partners

Designed by Foster + PartnersThis robotics company’s headquarters will contain a pair of towers made of stacked-packed shapes connected by a flyover.

Steel trusses visible on the buildings eliminate the need for internal pillars, making it easier for the company to fly its drones indoors, while the bridge will be used to showcase its technology.


The Monolith by Neri & Hu

The Monolith, Ningbo, by Neri & Hu

Shanghai based studio Neri and he Design a cultural destination in Xiangshan, near the eastern coastal city of Ningbo.

It will consist of five distinct building complexes including villas, thermal baths, beachfront leisure facilities, restaurants, and a chapel (pictured).


Energy ring from Schmidt Hammer Lassen
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Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Factory, in Shenzhen, designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

The world’s largest waste-to-energy power plant will be completed later this year in the mountainous suburbs of Shenzhen. It is designed by Architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen Together with fellow Danish company Gottlieb Paludan Architects.

Dubbed the Power Ring, the circular structure will feature photovoltaic panels across two-thirds of its 66,000 square meter roof, and is expected to burn 5,000 tons of rubbish per day.


Aranya Cloud Center

Aranya Cloud Center, Qinhuangdao, by MAD Architects

This multi-purpose cultural center, located in Qinhuangdao, northeast China, was designed by a studio in Beijing crazy To resemble a “cloud floating by the sea”.

It will be decorated with an amorphous overhanging roof clad in white stained glass with the aim of giving the building an ethereal floating appearance, while the interior will be free of columns.


Shanghai Oriental Library
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Shanghai Oriental Library, Shanghai, by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

This 115,000 square meter Shanghai Oriental Library was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects as a unique monolithic object floating above a tree canopy within Shanghai’s largest park.

The main library volume is located above two wings that house a 1,200-seat performance venue, exhibition and event space and a dedicated children’s library.


Xuzhou Shanfeng Academy

Suzhou Shanfeng Academy, Suzhou, by OPEN building

Studio founded in New York and headquartered in Beijing open architecture This school campus is designed as a series of five volumes connected by semi-outdoor corridors and courtyards.

In addition to bringing light, air, and nature into the buildings, these features are intended to reference traditional Chinese landscape paintings.


A visual photo of Xinhu Hangzhou Prism by OMA

Xinhu Hangzhou Prism, Hangzhou, by OMA

This mixed-use building, designed in the shape of a ‘top that reaches to the sky’, has two sloping facades with cube-shaped balconies and a large, plant-filled atrium at its centre.

OMA He said his design was inspired by the ancient Chinese proverb “Above, there is heaven; below, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.”


Tencent headquarters in eastern China

Tencent East China headquarters, Shanghai, by Ronald Lu & Partners

This 150-meter-high tower in Shanghai was designed by a Hong Kong studio Ronald Low and Co For technology conglomerate Tencent.

With its rectangular window frames, the building’s facade will have a divisive effect in a nod to the company’s business sphere.


Xi'an International Football Center Stadium proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects of China
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Xi’an International Football Center, Xi’an, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

This 60,000-seat football stadium with a semi-transparent roof is set to be completed this year ahead of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

Zaha Hadid Architects It included stately columns around the structure punctuated by balconies filled with plants along the south-facing side.

Find out more about Xi’an International Football Center ›


Xianju Hotel, Taizhou, by ZJJZ Atelier

This hotel, located in the eastern province of Zhejiang, will be divided in the middle by a staircase that leads through a sloping corridor.

The rooftop will have an infinity pool which the architect ZJJZ Workshop He said it was designed to maximize the views of the surrounding mountainous landscape.


Shili Lijiang Science Promotion Building, Zhuhai, by Penda China

The sharply undulating roof will characterize this agricultural exhibition center in rural Guangdong, designed by China Binda.

Its distinctive shape is inspired by the lotus pond on the north side of the site.


Beijing Sub-Center Library

Beijing Sub-Center Library, Beijing, by Snøhetta

norwegian architecture studio Snohita Designed in the Chinese capital, a 16-meter-high, glass-enclosed library will feature a jungle-like canopy of columns supporting its roof.

“The tiered landscape areas with a tree-like environment invite people to sit down and take a break at any time in their journey through the building – creating an informal area and the idea of ​​sitting under a tree reading your favorite book,” Snohita said. .

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