Archinect - News 2014-08-28T23:35:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102553852/phoenix-towers-plans-revealed-as-world-s-tallest-pinkest-and-greenest-skyscrapers-to-be-built-in-china Phoenix Towers plans revealed as world’s tallest, pinkest and greenest skyscrapers to be built in China Alexander Walter 2014-06-23T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T14:02:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d446281b49d8f3efeeee789f9d0e13b1.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Imagined with bright pink and green lights, standing more than 150m taller than the Burj Khalifa and emerging from an island in a lake in central China, these plans for Wuhan&rsquo;s Phoenix Towers seem a world away from grey old London. Yet the ambitious design revealed this week has been put forward by the British architectural firm Chetwoods, and owes much of its inspiration to an award-winning project for a new, greener London Bridge.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It remains to be seen if Wuhan's Phoenix Towers will enjoy a smoother run to completion than Hunan's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78369996/sky-city-world-s-tallest-building-stops-construction-due-to-lack-of-government-approval" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">failed Sky City project</a>&nbsp;&mdash; once proposed as the world's tallest building.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88005261/unstudio-completes-hanjie-wanda-square-in-wuhan-china UNStudio completes Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China Justine Testado 2013-12-03T18:20:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:29:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05lgw50spo6r9gc3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio has surely been on a roll in completing projects for the past few weeks. Ben van Berkel and co. recently finished the Hanjie Wanda Square at the Wuhan Central Culture Centre in Wuhan, China. UNStudio's overall design for the facade and interior of the new luxury shopping plaza won a 2011 international competition. Using sophisticated yet simple materials, the plaza has sleek colors and dynamic patterns that are also a suitable match for its luxury retail features.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz63mcor1cljax8a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47tbz5di6zdqjt6c.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gq/gqymvuz4ow2eamfl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xwful9bf4ueezcit.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y7jtv9djnskp2ek.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up6s51qks4rooq46.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wlwgtejzok32b8y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of UNStudio, photography &copy; Edmon Leong.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58492844/as-gg-wins-competition-for-qintai-center-in-wuhan-china AS+GG Wins Competition for Qintai Center in Wuhan, China Alexander Walter 2012-10-02T17:42:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:00:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sqe4s5gdiihrf8ks.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has just won another competition for a skyscraper in Asia: earlier today, the Chicago firm was announced as the winner of the international competition to design Qintai Center, a 248-meter (814-feet) tall, high-performance corporate headquarters tower and related podium structure in Wuhan, Hubei Province, 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>