Archinect - News 2014-10-02T08:39:44-04:00 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 >2014-10-01T09:50:39-04:00 <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/92398528/m-art-2013-winners-update-the-traditional-arts-crafts-marketplace M.ART 2013 winners update the traditional arts+crafts marketplace Justine Testado 2014-01-29T19:57:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T18:17:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufwvjbvvivgj9hwe.jpg" width="514" height="525" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Opengap M.ART 2013 Ideas Competition had participants mix traditional elements of the commercial arts-and-crafts market with a contemporary twist. Proposals also had to emphasize the value of handcrafted work and the craftsman-client relationship. The competition jury met in Guadalajara, Mexico on Jan. 23, 2014 to evaluate all the entries until eventually selecting the top three winners and two special mentions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>First place winners:</strong> Zuhal Kol (Turkey); Carlos Zarco Sanz (Spain)<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qwx6rwrvl5u2vncd.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9yzwidpsu2s3u27.jpg"><br><br><strong>Second place winners: </strong>Victor Bouman Casas, Pol Mercad&eacute; Armengol (Spain)<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f7bwea4pbva2msab.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xic3zx07cx87iqbf.jpg"><br><br><strong>Third place winners:</strong>&nbsp; In&eacute;s Ant&oacute;n Losada, Marta Ant&oacute;n de Zafra (Spain)<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y9i4uqe2wfct8m8z.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bjn8b9878hoamql.jpg"><br><br>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/m.art_2013_winners_update_the_traditional_artscrafts_market/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89235035/gmp-to-design-new-urban-development-in-shenzhen-china gmp to design new urban development in Shenzhen, China Justine Testado 2013-12-19T19:32:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T19:33:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nvbknh9n1ix2t0l.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture firm von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners won a large commission earlier this week to design a new urban development in Shenzhen, China. The 45-hectare project is part of an economic plan that China developed for the area.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nvbknh9n1ix2t0l.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dx5vu51j7ju0057p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images &copy; gmp</em></p>