Archinect - News 2014-10-25T18:37:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110198376/kohn-pedersen-fox-s-tianjin-megastructure-riverside-66-now-open-to-the-public Kohn Pedersen Fox's Tianjin megastructure "Riverside 66" now open to the public Justine Testado 2014-09-30T23:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:29:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wn2yocrkci4wvknf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After 10 years, Kohn Pedersen Fox's Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China successfully reached completion as scheduled and officially opened to the public on September 26. The grand opening also marked the completion of the final phase of the main pedestrian He Ping Lu boulevard, which aims to become the centerpiece of the developing Heping commercial district.</p><p>Read on for more about the building's design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jh/jh7lp3is0icuxtfu.jpg"></p><p>The 350-meter commercial megastructure is hard to miss at street level. The structure's curved fa&ccedil;ade converges with the opposing south fa&ccedil;ade to create a six-story building suitable for the Heping District's smaller scale context. Its "super shell" is claimed to be one of the region's longest single structures, built with 22 seven-story-tall concrete ribs and over 10,000 glass panels. In a statement, KPF Design Principal James von Klemperer describes the structural frame as "what it must be to see a whale skeleton from the inside. Herman Melville would be inspired.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/502va1v9omd3yc08.jpg"></p><p>Inside, the structure e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103097785/china-s-replica-of-wall-street-is-full-of-half-built-deserted-skyscrapers-and-floods-regularly China’s replica of Wall Street is full of half-built, deserted skyscrapers and floods regularly Archinect 2014-06-30T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T15:10:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed80df3ac52bf772fa72335b727809e3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The skyline of Yujiapu in the Chinese city of Tianjin looks more like an expensive, abandoned movie set than it does &ldquo;China&rsquo;s new Manhattan,&rdquo; as the financial district was once billed. A patina of dust covers the glass doors of the 47 office buildings and hotels that still sit empty, and in come cases unfinished.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94502910/construction-update-kohn-pedersen-fox-s-riverside-66-in-tianjin-china Construction Update: Kohn Pedersen Fox's Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China Justine Testado 2014-02-27T15:52:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:06:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98k39h9lvnxqgkpe.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.kpf.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pedersen Fox</a>'s Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China is steadily working its way to completion, scheduled for this September. The 10-year retail project will be one of China's longest buildings, with a 350-meter "super shell" made of 22 seven-story concrete ribs and 10,000 panels of glass. At this point, Riverside 66's structure is now complete and its enclosure will be finished in April.</p><p>The project is already decked out with numerous awards including the NY AIA Design Award, the Architectural Review Future Award, and a recent pre-LEED Gold certification.</p><p>Check out the newest construction photos and images KPF shared with us:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bu8apkvr02m0slr.jpg"></p><p>"When it opens this fall, the megastructure of the Riverside 66 retail project in Tianjin will complete a new phase of He Ping Lu becoming the centerpiece of the Hai He commercial district, and will be prominently visible from the Hai He River...</p><p>In the words of KPF Design Principal James von Klemperer, 'Now that the structural frame is complete, to wander inside a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71344883/national-maritime-museum-entry-for-tianjin-by-hao-ai National Maritime Museum Entry for Tianjin by HAO + AI Alexander Walter 2013-04-15T17:51:00-04:00 >2013-04-16T11:16:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y5/y5may07pgtf4oilm.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Along with three other teams, the collaboration of HAO / Holm Architecture Office and Archiland International (AI) has been invited to compete in the architectural competition for the new National Maritime Museum near the city of Tianjin in northern China.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69731741/von-gerkan-marg-and-partners-to-design-tianjin-exhibition-center von Gerkan, Marg and Partners to Design Tianjin Exhibition Center Alexander Walter 2013-03-19T15:15:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T13:55:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1ghiqakhcyvfaxdd.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the first prize in the international design competition for the new exhibition center in Tianjin, China. gmp beat out tough competition from Fuksas, HHP, NBBJ/BIAD, and others.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63202028/tianjin-hotel-entry-by-hao-holm-architecture-office Tianjin Hotel Entry by HAO / Holm Architecture Office Alexander Walter 2012-12-11T13:22:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:03:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2o9lqumwg9gtrvu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish firm HAO / Holm Architecture Office has shared with us its competition entry for a high-end hotel in Tianjin, Northern China.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55005646/tianjin-samaranch-memorial-museum-construction-update Tianjin Samaranch Memorial Museum - Construction Update Alexander Walter 2012-08-09T17:27:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T18:21:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hx/hx6eubom4cjlnf7u.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish/American practice HAO / Holm Architecture Office has sent us latest renderings and constructions photos of their Samaranch Memorial Museum project for former Olympic president Juan Antonio Samaranch in Tianjin, China. The initial design scheme has undergone some adjusting and fine tuning since HAO won the international competition in collaboration with Archiland Beijing last year [...]. The museum is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/7366524/winner-of-the-tianjin-samaranch-memorial-museum-competition Winner of the Tianjin Samaranch Memorial Museum Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-23T14:01:00-04:00 >2012-11-01T15:26:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c6jsae7ymtpahwmn.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklyn/Copenhagen-based HAO / Holm Architecture Office in collaboration with Archiland Beijing, Kragh &amp; Berglund landscape architects, and engineering consultants Cowi Beijing, has won first prize in a competition to design the Samaranch Memorial Museum in Tianjin, China.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>