Archinect - News 2017-05-24T11:48:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150008209/the-tectonic-bravery-of-nbbj-s-nanjing-eco-tech-exhibition-centre The "tectonic bravery" of NBBJ's Nanjing Eco-Tech Exhibition Centre Julia Ingalls 2017-05-18T14:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-18T14:12:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x4u0g7zlbb21s0n8.jpg" width="650" height="595" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Symbolizing mountain ranges in architecture has the potential for a dramatic, iconic payoff, especially when the materials used to do so play an integral role in the interior experience of the building (think: the fabric peaks of the Denver International Airport, which allude to the Rocky Mountains and Native American settlements while providing ample natural light). NBBJ's Nanjing Eco-Tech Exhibition Centre manages not only to reference the&nbsp;Zhong and Stone Mountains with its eight-peaked, light cannon rooftop, but also represent the economic ascension of Nanjing itself.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/y7/y7ijt7poo9kcdpzj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/w3/w35j9jqu1ywoqh6r.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wb/wbun4xsoegq3nj0a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/gq/gq4rk5fbd3b307ub.jpg"></p><p>Each peak drives light through the four principal floors of the structure, weaving instances of what the architects describe as "tectonic bravery" throughout. This bravery becomes the signature characteristic of the structure. While the Exhibition Centre lists a typical compliment of sustainable 21st century amenities (roof garden, integrated water retention and distribution, natural ventilation, responsive facades,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990866/peek-inside-the-new-dorte-mandrup-designed-wadden-sea-centre Peek inside the new Dorte Mandrup-designed Wadden Sea Centre Justine Testado 2017-02-07T19:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T13:44:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13b8n2kclqpnuie7.jpg" width="650" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The newly redesigned Wadden Sea Centre is now in full operation at the&nbsp;Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark's largest national park and a UNESCO-appointed heritage site. Copenhagen-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55355636/dorte-mandrup-arkitekter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter</a>,&nbsp;who designed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149426414/perforated-sailing-tower-spotlights-denmark-s-commercial-aarhus-harbor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Sailing Tower</a>&nbsp;in Aarhus and won the&nbsp;Tr&auml;priset prize for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934533/jeanne-gang-dorte-mandrup-and-la-shed-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the R&aring;&aring; Day Care Center</a>,&nbsp;was put in charge of converting and expanding the Sea Centre&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114421352/kathryn-gustafson-yaohua-wang-renzo-piano-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/muypbcv7ikjkiko0.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hq/hq5n0oo2yeuk27vn.jpg"></p><p>The Sea Centre lets visitors learn about the unique backstory of the surrounding landscape, which is described as a resting place for some 15 million migratory birds. Costing approximately&nbsp;&euro;7.2 million (53 million DKK), the redesigned building now has&nbsp;2,800 square meters of exhibition space and large glass windows to allow ample sunlight and views of the landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7vrl5qt1v2l8aje.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qk/qkf0s143o6tw9a7v.jpg"></p><p>Dorte Mandrup envisioned the building's design as &ldquo;a new sculptural interpretation&rdquo; rooted in the region's tradition and history &mdash; and quite literally too, in that the architects wanted the building to appear as if it had emerged from the ground.&nbsp;</p><p>Based ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963975/shl-s-shanghai-cloud-pavilion-is-a-stunning-glass-and-steel-extrusion-of-a-cartoon-cloud SHL's Shanghai Cloud Pavilion is a stunning glass and steel extrusion of a cartoon cloud Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T19:17:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sm/sm5aitctz551fb2j.jpg" width="650" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Intended as both a counterpoint to the heavy industrial cranes that line Shanghai's West Bund as well as an art/exhibition space, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHL</a>'s new Cloud Pavilion is the permanent version of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85236176/the-cloud-pavilion-by-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-opens-at-shanghai-west-bund-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wildly successful 2013 Shanghai biennial installation</a>, which was intended only to last for two months.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rxwd6xono0qg18g.jpg"></p><p>While the first iteration's ephemeral 20,000 white ropes have been replaced by steel rods and a glassed-in viewing area, the hope is that the initial free-floating feeling remains.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oh/oh1hfafuqqueqlrb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2z/2zjomo8s4ki6q6do.jpg"></p><p>As Schmidt Hammer Lassen design partner&nbsp;Chris Hardie explains, "The new pavilion creates a singular space in the form of an extruded glass cloud. The cloud shape in plan directly relates to the cartoon like form associated with how a child would draw a cloud, and how clouds are often seen depicted in traditional Chinese prints. The cloud is considered a symbol of luck in ancient Chinese painting."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bqkb4t2uogqb7zxf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u7/u78uimird4q7g5em.jpg"></p><p>Here's a video showing the Pavilion and the context of its site:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116042386/oma-to-design-shanghai-s-lujiazui-exhibiton-center OMA to design Shanghai’s Lujiazui Exhibiton Center Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T15:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:19:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zifxzjrh67py8tc0.jpg" width="650" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>OMA appears to be rolling up their sleeves before the holidays: last Friday, we published new details on their Norra Tornen twin towers in Stockholm, and now we're kicking the week off with a recent competition win in China, the Lujiazui Exhibiton Center at the banks of the mighty Huangpu River in Shanghai. Conceptualized as a "spatial armature," the exhibition center will rise on the grounds of the former Shanghai Shipyard and aims for completion by the end of 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8hk9j6eayh1s02d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/inl64xgaxngkuek4.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/oma_to_design_shanghais_lujiazui_exhibiton_center/" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more images and project details.</p><p><em>All images courtesy OMA</em></p> 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/650x/1g/1ghiqakhcyvfaxdd.jpg" width="650" height="306" 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>