TODTOWN by Ronald Lu & Partners

TODTOWN is a pioneering sustainable transit-oriented development in mainland China that integrates a multifunctional urban space with a mega transport interchange. This 432,000-square metre development comprises a Grade-A office tower; shopping mall; hotel; serviced apartments; high-end residences; generous public spaces; and other ancillary facilities—all connected to the Xinzhuang MTR interchange station. A major design concept […]

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Chiwan by Ronald Lu & Partners

The expansive eco-development reorganises the spatial relationship between Nature, culture and the city. The once-exploited hillside has been carefully restored through the planting of new trees and water features, linking the urban space through a high line park, a wide-reaching TOD network and a landscaped courtyard. Set within the southern Shekou Peninsula, in a former […]

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Unipark by Ronald Lu & Partners

Unipark is Zhuhai’s first flagship transit-oriented development (TOD) project, and Ronald Lu & Partners’ (RLP) first TOD project in the city. Its conceptual inspiration came from its location by the riverfront of Qianshan River—the architecture features three high-rise towers flanking the shopping mall, evoking the sails of a ship. Through parametric design, RLP was able […]

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Shenzhen Women & Children’s Centre

In line with our ongoing design competition FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2023: Cross-Generational Architecture, we are highlighting projects along the theme for your inspiration. Click here to learn more about the brief! Since Shenzhen’s designation as a Special Economic Zone in the 1980s, the oft-dubbed “miracle city” has experienced a faster growth rate than almost any […]

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SLF Primary and Secondary School: Encouraging independent learning

In line with our ongoing design competition FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2023: Cross-Generational Architecture, we are highlighting projects along the theme for your inspiration. Click here to learn more about the brief! Shenzhen, the first Special Economic Zone in China, is often dubbed as the world’s ‘tech capital’ due to its rapid development of electronic manufacturing […]

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Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters

Building on SOM’s tradition of pioneering structural engineering solutions, the 158-metre-tall Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters showcases innovative applications of existing concepts of natural ventilation and diagrids. SOM inserted a floating diagrid—similar to an exoskeleton—that serves as both the building’s structure and an important solar shading system against the region’s hot tropical sun onto the […]

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A ‘maze’ of public gardens enliven the rooftop of Idea Factory

In line with our ongoing student competition FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2022: Reinterpretation, we are highlighting projects that follow the theme. Click here to learn more about the FAP brief; submit your entries by 25 February 2022! Shenzen Special Economic Zone—often dubbed the Silicon Valley of China—is best known for its technology and manufacturing industries. Its […]

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798 Vision Plan: transforming historic factories into an art district

In line with our ongoing student competition FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2022: Reinterpretation, we are highlighting projects that follow the theme. Click here to learn more about the FAP brief; submit your entries by 25 February 2022! At the time of the plan’s development, Beijing developers were razing and rebuilding much of the city. Rather than […]

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Strung together: a hybrid retail emerges from an unused structure

In line with our ongoing student competition FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2022: Reinterpretation, we are highlighting previously published projects that follow the theme. Click here to learn more about the brief and to submit your entries for FAP! The existing building was initially constructed to be part of the Pudong landscape, but it had fallen into […]

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Tianheng • Bayview

To create a healthy and pleasant living environment for residents of Tianheng • Bayview in Zhuhai, China, the architects focused on five aspects since the planning stage: health and wellness; ecology; smart technology; living convenience; and culture. Traditional artforms of painting and gardening inform the landscape experience, which varies from high to low elevations and […]

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Green Shore Residence Phase II

This waterfront residential project sits at the tip of Luoxi Island in Panyu, Guangzhou, bordered on three sides by the Pearl River stream. It consists of eight towers of varying heights that are arranged in pairs, which open up into wide viewing corridors between them. This architecture is a response to the relationship between the […]

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