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Exhibition by Steven Holl Architects in Hangzhou, China
Urbanisms Exhibition by Steven Holl : Architecture Information
21 Jul 2010
Urbanisms Exhibition Hangzhou
Steven Holl Architects opens the exhibition Urbanisms: Steven Holl + Li Hu, 7 Projects in China by Steven Holl Architects on July 30, 2010
at the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall in Hangzhou, China
On Friday, July 30 Steven Holl Architects opens the exhibition Urbanisms: Steven Holl + Li Hu: 7 Projects in China by Steven Holl Architects in the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall in Hangzhou, China.
Hangzhou Competition – First Prize in Hangzhou Competition : Steven Holl Architects
The exhibition tracks the process of designing ambitious projects in China from 2003-2010: the Nanjing Museum of Art and Architecture, Beijing Linked Hybrid, Shenzhen Horizontal Skyscraper, and Chengdu Sliced Porosity Block. In addition, the exhibition will show three new projects in Hangzhou: the Triaxial Field Pavilion, the Shan-Shui Oxygen and Boiler master plan, and the recently won design for the Music Museum campus.
As China experiences one of the world’s largest urbanizations in history, these works explore the creation of collective urban space- as opposed to object buildings. Rather than monofunctional buildings, these are new hybrid buildings with rich programmatic juxtapositions. Each project investigates the phenomena of light and tactility through material development and experimentation. Geothermal cooling and heating, solar PVC and grey water recycling are among several green strategies utilized in all the projects.
The exhibition illustrates the design process from initial conception to current status; documenting the collaborative process of model making, drawing, and animation. The works presented are the product of a cooperative effort between Steven Holl Architects’ offices in New York and Beijing, where the difference in time zones often facilitates a continuous 24 hours cycle of production, the results of which are unprecedented works that are a fusion of landscape, urbanisms, and architecture.
The exhibition will be on view at the Hangzhou City Planning Exhibition Hall
31 Jul – 31 Oct 2010 9am to 5pm (free admission)
Steven Holl Architects opens the exhibition
Urbanisms Exhibition Shenzhen
Urbanisms : Steven Holl + Li Hu
4 Projects in China by Steven Holl Architects
7 Dec 2009
at the firm’s recently opened
Horizontal Skyscraper/Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China
Photos : Steven Holl Architects
New York City, November 30, 2009 – On Monday, December 7, Steven Holl Architects opens the exhibition Urbanisms: Steven Holl + Li Hu: 4 Projects in China by Steven Holl Architects in the Horizontal Skyscraper/Vanke Center, in Shenzhen, China.
The exhibition tracks the process of designing four ambitious projects in China from 2003-2009: Nanjing Museum of Art and Architecture, Beijing Linked Hybrid, Shenzhen Horizontal Skyscraper, and Chengdu Sliced Porosity Block.
The exhibition will be on view in the newly finished Vanke headquarter offices in the Horizontal Skyscraper/Vanke Center in Dameisha, Shenzhen. This hybrid building, a design by Steven Holl with partner Li Hu, includes apartments, a hotel, and offices for the headquarters for Vanke Real Estate Co. ltd. A conference center, spa and parking are located under the large green, tropical landscape which is characterized by mounds containing restaurants and a 500-seat auditorium.
The decision to float one large structure right under the 35-meter height limit, instead of several smaller structures each catering to a specific program, generates the largest possible green space open to the public on the ground level. Suspended on eight cores, as far as 50 meters apart, the building’s structure is a combination of cable-stay bridge technology merged with a high-strength concrete frame. The first structure of its type, it has tension cables carrying a record load of 3280 tons.
As a tropical strategy, the building and the landscape integrate several new sustainable aspects. A microclimate is created by cooling ponds fed by a grey water system. The building has a green roof with solar panels and uses local materials such as bamboo. The glass façade of the building will be protected against the sun and wind by perforated louvers.
The building is a tsunami-proof hovering architecture that creates a porous micro-climate of public open landscape; the first LEED platinum rated building in Southern China. Interiors including the auditorium, conference center and hotel will be completed in late 2010.
Suspended on eight cores, as far as 50 meters apart, the building’s structure is a combination of cable- stay bridge technology merged with a high-strength concrete frame:
Vanke Center, Shenzhen, China
Location: Hangzhou, China
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Linked Hybrid, Beijing
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