Continuing their research into optimisation of design work, the Chinese studio Open Architecture has created a prototype of the HEX-SYS system for an exhibition centre in Guangzhou, China. Open Architecture’s HEX-SYS is a flexible construction system which is easy to dismantle and rebuild.
Blue Space is a planning agency for the fashion industry. Bloom Design completely redesigned the company’s Guangzhou offices to add character, preserving the existing building but making it more flexible and aesthetically consistent with the work that goes on inside it.
At the end of 2016 the CTBUH updated its ranking of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai still tops the list, but there is a new building in fifth place, Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou, China’s second tallest skyscraper.
Guangzhou Opera House, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, was inaugurated on February 25. The idea behind the design was to create a building that would fit into its surroundings, in perfect harmony with nature and with the river landscape around it.
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