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19 Oct 2021
Hangzhou Quiet World Sales Center
Design: UMA Interior Design
Hangzhou Quiet World Sales Center China interior
photos by Chen, Yanming
Hangzhou Quiet World Sales Center Design
In the core area of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, the designer hopes to combine futuristic and natural elements to create a futuristic, comfortable and pure park-like community within the city. Inside the space, the wood structure is used to create a net-like ceiling, like a lush tropical rain forest, and like a network linking the future.

26 Jul 2021
rīpāria-Golong Offices in Hangzhou
Architects: PINES ARCH
rīpāria-Golong Offices Hangzhou building interior design
photo : Breeze Image-Guozhe
rīpāria-Golong Offices Hangzhou
Humans have settled near historic waterways since the earliest days of our existence. The Sumerians exploited the natural forces and sedimentary lands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, creating an irrigation system that gave rise to an advanced, well-populated civilization that became the first literate society in history.

July 5, 2021
Westlake University in Hangzhou
Architects: HENN
Westlake University in Hangzhou
image courtesy of architects practice
Westlake University Buildings
China’s first private research university is aiming to establish itself as a cutting-edge institution rivaling other well-known, world-class universities. HENN was selected as the winner of the international design competition for the Westlake University Campus in July 2017.

23 Jun 2021
Guanyun Qiantang City
Design: Aedas
Guanyun Qiantang City Hangzhou by Aedas
image courtesy of architects office
Guanyun Qiantang City Hangzhou
The Qiantang River, with the title of “World’s Largest Tidal Bore” under its belt, has now become a brand-new urban center in Hangzhou. Aedas has designed a landmark commercial complex in the core area of the Qianjiang Century City, the future CBD, alongside the River.

4 Jun 2021
Alibaba DAMO Academy Headquarters, Nanhu Lake, Yuhang District
Design: Aedas
Alibaba DAMO Nanhu Industry Park Hangzhou
image courtesy of architecture office
Aedas Alibaba DAMO Academy Headquarters
Designed by Aedas Global Design Principal Ken Wai, the Hangzhou Alibaba DAMO Academy has commenced construction. As the first headquarters of Alibaba DAMO Academy, this project integrates the most technologically advanced offices, research laboratories, visitors and exhibition centers, and ancillary facilities, to build a world-class scientific research institute on the banks of Nanhu Lake in Yuhang District, Hangzhou.

31 May 2021
Zijing Paradise Walk

21 May 2021
Qin Wang Fu Exhibition Hall

8 May 2021
MICR-O, Tai Yang Valley, Lin’an
Design: Superimpose Architecture
Micr-O, Tai Yang Valley, Lin’an, Hangzhou
photo : Superimpose Architecture
Inside the rural Tai Yang Valley, West of Hangzhou, the Sun Commune is a local initiative raising awareness of sustainable farming and promoting healthy living and outdoor activities for the increasing urbanization of China.

19 Apr 2021
Infinity Loop
Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
OPPO R&D Headquarters Hangzhou
image © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
OPPO R&D Headquarters
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group’s design for the new OPPO R&D Headquarters will exemplify the OPPO design philosophy of pursuing the perfect balance between refined aesthetics and innovative technology, in a building that will be environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable – a responsible citizen and iconic gateway to Hangzhou’s Future Sci-Tech City.

28 Apr 2021

Aoti Vanke Centre
Architects: LWK + PARTNERS
Aoti Vanke Centre Hangzhou
image © LWK + PARTNERS
Aoti Vanke Centre
The future of work is constantly being reimagined. Aoti Vanke Centre, an innovative working hub in Hangzhou, China designed by LWK + PARTNERS, embraces the hybrid mode as the way forward and challenges conventional workspaces by externalising human activities to a fluid and highly permeable field of semi-outdoor space.

5 Apr 2021
Chenguangli Sales Center

31 Mar 2021
Hangzhou Tonglu Archives Building

10 Nov 2020
Joya Hotel
Design: Vermilion Zhou
Joya Hotel Hangzhou
photograph : Yunpu Cai
Joya Hotel, Hangzhou
Staying away from the busy city is not easy. If people can keep the urban life but sometimes have an urban escape, the leisure time can be extended to become a part of daily life.

24 Sep 2020
Zijing Paradise Walk, Hangzhou
Zijing Paradise Walk Hangzhou
image courtesy of architects
Zijing Paradise Walk, Hangzhou
Taking good care of personal health and staying comfortable in a space are growing priorities for today’s consumers, a trend that has intensified since the pandemic. The Zijing Paradise Walk retail mall is a considered response by architectural practice LWK + PARTNERS.

23 Sep 2020
Hangzhou Wangjiang New Town
Design: Adrian Cheng, Shigeru Ban and Ole Scheeren
Heaven on Earth Masterplan Hangzhou
Adrian Cheng (centre) collaborates with Shigeru Ban (left) and Ole Scheeren (right) to create a new art and cultural destination in Hangzhou
Hangzhou Wangjiang New Town
New World Development Company Limited (“New World Group” or the “Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 17) announces the appointment of Pritzker Prize-winning (2014) architect Shigeru Ban and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) silver medallist Ole Scheeren, to masterplan Hangzhou Wangjiang New Town project (New World China Hangzhou-Hong Kong High-end Service Industry Demonstration Zone Comprehensive Development Project), establishing a new art and cultural destination in this historical city with deep cultural heritage.

31 May 2019
Raffles City Hangzhou wins World Gold Winner of Retail Category at 2019 FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards
Raffles City Hangzhou Award News

9 Apr 2019
Kindergarden 180, Yu Hang, eastern Hangzhou
Design: Peter Ruge Architekten
Kindergarden Building in Hangzhou
photography : Yan Binfeng
Kindergarden Building in Hangzhou
The Kindergarden 180 is part of the new residential area in Yu Hang. The three-storey new building is planned for 180 children in 6 groups dependent from their age.

11 Mar 2019
Xinhu Hangzhou Prism, Zhejiang
Architects: OMA
Xinhu Hangzhou Prism Building in Zhejiang
image : Bloomimages, Courtesy of OMA
Xinhu Hangzhou Prism Building
Construction has begun on OMA’s pyramid-shaped mixed-use building which forms the heart of Hangzhou’s Future Tech City in the new Technology Central Business District (CBD). The project is commissioned by Zhejiang Xinhu Haichuang Group.

19 Dec 2018
Dothink Center, West Lake, Zhuantang Sub-district, Xihu District
DoThink - Jiuxi Elegant Mansion Life Experience Center in Hangzhou
photograph : Liu Gangqiang
DoThink – Jiuxi Elegant Mansion Life Experience Center in Hangzhou
Jiuxi has a fantastic natural landscape and cultural relics. The name of the project is derived from the Jiuxi Scenic Spot. And the design displays Oriental charm in contemporary context.

26 Aug 2018
Anadu Resort, Sanchen Line, Chenqi Village, Heping Town, Changxing County, Huzhou, ZheJiang
Architects: Studio8
Anadu Resort in Changxing County
photograph : Sven Zhang
Anadu Resort in Changxing County
Anadu is a luxury rural resort located at the northern foot of the Mogan Mountain in Huzhou (Zhejiang province), with a total extension of 30000 sqm.

24 Aug 2018
Westlake University in Hangzhou
Architects: HENN
Westlake University in Hangzhou
image courtesy of architects
Westlake University in Hangzhou
Forty years after opening itself to the world in 1978, China has established a new educational milestone symbolized by the founding of Westlake University in Hangzhou.

25 May 2018
Lin’an Sports and Culture Center, Linan District, North West Zhejiang Province
Architects: The Archtectural Design & Research Institute Of ZheJiang University Co, Ltd
Lin'an Sports and Culture Center in Hangzhou
photo : Huang-Hai
Lin’an Sports and Culture Center, Hangzhou
Landscape is the name card of Lin’an city. The idea of this project originated from the landscape of Lin’an. Using the freehand brushwork method, it outlines the landscape of the mountains and rivers, which is consistent with the profound cultural heritage of the city of Lin’an.

20 May 2018
Junxi Mountain Villa Sales Centre, Vanke Junxi, Yuhang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
Architects: More Design Office (MDO)
Junxi Mountain Villa Sales Centre in Hangzhou City
photograph : Sicong Sui, Dirk Weiblen
Junxi Mountain Villa Sales Centre in Hangzhou City
MDO were honoured to be offered the chance to design the interior for a unique piece of architecture situated in the beautiful Liangzhu area, in the northwestern outskirts of Hangzhou.

19 Apr 2018
Integrated Campus Complex for Hangzhou Normal University
Hangzhou Normal University
photograph : RUIJING Photography/Zhang Hui
Integrated Campus Complex for Hangzhou Normal University
Century-old Hangzhou Normal University builds a new campus five kilometers west of the Xixi Wetland. Here, there is a typical river network in the south of the Yangtze River. One kilometer west of the University is the Warehouse Street of nearly nine hundred years of historical heritage; Water Silk Cotton was once prominent.

30 Jan 2018
Zhejiang World Trade Center
Architects: Leigh & Orange
Zhejiang World Trade Center
image from architecture office
Zhejiang World Trade Center in Hangzhou
L&O appointment to deliver the new Zhejiang World Trade Center (WTC) in Hangzhou. The original building was first established in 1987, designed as a key venue to facilitate foreign trade, during the early years of the Chinese economic reforms.

7 Dec 2017
JOOOS Fitting Room, Xingguang Avenue
Architects: X+Living
JOOOS Fitting Room
photograph : Shao Feng
JOOOS Fitting Room in Hangzhou
JOOOS Fitting Room integrates the Top 100 fashion brands in the sales list of Tmall, and selects 4 most representative collections through buyers: Mori Girl Collection, Celebrity Collection, OL Collection and Fashionable Girl Collection. The store hopes to make up the sense of emptiness of fitting brought by modern online shopping.

18 Sep 2017
Raffles City Hangzhou Building
Design: UNStudio / Ben van Berkel
Raffles City Hangzhou Building by UNStudio Architects
photos : © Hufton+Crow, © Seth Powers, © Jin Xing
Raffles City Hangzhou Building
Designed by Ben van Berkel / UNStudio, CapitaLand’s new Raffles City is a sustainable urban hub for living, working and leisure located in Hangzhou, one of China’s most picturesque cities. It forms the eighth Raffles City development in China.

21 Aug 2017
Jingshan Boutique Hotel
Design: Continuation Studio
Jingshan Boutique Hotel in Hangzhou
photo : SHIROMIO Studio
Jingshan Boutique Hotel in Hangzhou
This is a project that started from engaging with the site. The site is located up on a mountain ridge, next to a reservoir’s dam. There was previously a two-story “San-Ho-Yuan” style dormitory block built back in the 1980s, with a courtyard surrounded by the concave form of the block.

Hangzhou International Expo Center in the Zhejiang Province

Diaoyutai Hotel in Hangzhou

Office Building Moganshan Road in Hangzhou

Zhejiang Gate Towers Hangzhou

Ripple Hotel
Design: Li Xiang
Ripple Hotel
image from architects
Ripple Hotel in Hangzhou

2 May 2016
Hangzhou Architectural Photos

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hefei:
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hefei interior

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hefei restaurant

Crowne Plaza Hefei

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hefei

railway station:
Hangzhou railway station

Hefei railway station, bullet train

West Lake:
Hangzhou west lake

West Lake Hangzhou

photographs © Dr. S. Welch

Hangzhou Buildings – New Architecture

Xixi Wetland Estate in Hangzhou
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Xixi Wetland Estate
photograph : Simon Mengese
Xixi Wetland Estate in Hangzhou

Office Building Moganshan Road
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Office Building Moganshan Road
image from architect
Office Building Moganshan Road in Hangzhou
The ten-storey office building is located in a diversely built area on Moganshan Road near Hangzhou’s tranquil Shuyhan Park. The positioning of the slim building in the middle of the site provides spatial distance to the neighbouring buildings.

Alibaba Headquarters Hangzhou
Alibaba Headquarters Hangzhou
photo from HASSELL
Alibaba Headquarters Building
This new Hangzhou building establishes new international workplace standards in China, providing 150,000 sqm of flexible open-plan office space within a campus style layout. The campus accommodates approximately 9,000 employees and is arranged around a central open space or ‘common’ surrounded by a cluster of buildings.

New CITIC Headquarters Tower
Design: Foster + Partners
CITIC Headquarters Hangzhou
image © Foster + Partners
CITIC Headquarters Tower, Hangzhou Skyscraper Building
Construction has commenced on Foster + Partners first project in Hangzhou, China, with a sustainable, landmark headquarters tower for CITIC Bank. The 100-m-high skyscraper building’s bold diagonally-braced structure will establish an iconic presence for the bank.

International Tourism Complex Competition Hangzhou
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Hangzhou Competition
image from architect
Hangzhou towers
Steven Holl Architects awarded first prize in the design competition to redevelop the site of the oxygen and boiler plants in Hangzhou, China. Steven Holl Architects’ design won first place, Herzog & de Meuron won second place, and David Chipperfield Architects was selected as the third place winner by a nine-member international jury.

Hangzhou New District
Design: UNStudio
Hangzhou Master plan
image : UNStudio
Hangzhou New District

Hangzhou Gateway
Design: JDS Architects – Julien De Smet
Hangzhou Tower
image : JDS Architects
Hangzhou Tower

Raffles City Hangzhou
Design: UNStudio / Ben van Berkel
Raffles City Hangzhou

Hangzhou South Railway Station
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Hangzhou South Railway Station Building
image © gmp Architects
Hangzhou South Railway Station

Jinsha Lake Pedestrian Bridge, Hangzhou
Chinese Architecture Competition
Jinsha Lake Pedestrian Bridge Hangzhou
picture © Denton Corker Marshall
Jinsha Lake Pedestrian Bridge

Boutique – Romanticism 2 Store
Design: Keiichiro Sako, Takeshi Ishizaka/ SKSK architects
Hangzhou Store
photograph : Koji Fujii / Nac·sa & Partners Inc.
Hangzhou Shop Design

Hangzhou towers
Design: Sheppard Robson Architects
Hangzhou development
image from architect
Hangzhou towers

Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, East China

Architecture in China

Chinese Architecture Designs – chronological list

Chinese Architect Studios – Design Office Listings

Shenzhen Skyscrapers

Shenzhen Vanke Center : Architecture Competition winner

Hangzhou Competition Architect : Steven Holl Architects

Chinese Buildings – Selection:

Birds Nest Beijing

Changzhou Culture Center Building

Water Cube Beijing

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