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New developments in Chinese museums: three exemplary cases

08-09-2021

New developments in Chinese museums: three exemplary cases

In recent years China has worked hard on adding to its number of significant museums. China’s new museums, which have attracted a lot of international attention, are monumental structures containing not only exhibitions but commercial spaces, promoting awareness of local history in their aesthetic and formal choices.

Neri & Hu’s Junshan Cultural Centre

18-12-2020

Neri & Hu’s Junshan Cultural Centre

Neri&Hu’s Junshan Cultural Centre is located just outside Beijing, among the meandering rivers and undulating mountain ranges of the Miyun reservoir, and also includes a clubhouse and a sales centre. The architecture is based on a blend of Nordic design with contemporary oriental style, combining a bare brick structure and a pattern of vertical aluminium panels with a wood print that lightens the building’s external appearance. The luxurious interiors are designed to blend into their natural surroundings, and the inner courtyard is covered by a sculptural ceiling of Venetian white plaster that acts as a trait d'union between the spaces.

Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat:

24-06-2020

Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat: "The Brick Wall" by Neri & Hu

Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel on a little lake in the Chinese town of Yangzhou. Designed by famous studio Neri&Hu, the project combines a series of little old abandoned buildings in a single architectural whole, restored and brought together within walls of reclaimed brick that give the entire structure a unified, contemporary architectural identity.

Neri&Hu: Aranya Art Centre, Beidaihe district, China

15-04-2020

Neri&Hu: Aranya Art Centre, Beidaihe district, China

Neri & Hu’s Aranya Art Centre is not only an interesting exhibition space but a community centre for a new beachside resort, with a coffee shop and a big auditorium serving as a public plaza for a resort community in China’s Beidaihe district.

Arquitecturia Camps Felip – Balaguer Courthouse, Spain<br />

22-08-2019

Arquitecturia Camps Felip – Balaguer Courthouse, Spain

The new Balaguer Courthouse building designed by architects Josep Camps & Olga Felip of the firm Arquitecturia is located in one of the old quarters of the city, one of the most important historic centres of Arab origin in Catalonia. The project recently received the Silver Medal of the Fassa Bortolo International Prize for Sustainable Architecture.

Sustainable Social Housing in Barcelona by Espinet/Ubach

10-12-2018

Sustainable Social Housing in Barcelona by Espinet/Ubach

Beauty and sustainability for social housing are now a fact in Barcelona, thanks to the 26-unit building designed by Espinet / Ubach, alongside the emblematic old Can Batlló textile factory.

Hotel Araba by Bárcena y Zufiaur

05-09-2017

Hotel Araba by Bárcena y Zufiaur

In Vitoria-Gasteiz, south of Bilbao, architects Javier Bárcena and Luis Zufiaur designed a hotel carefully taking into consideration the importance of the visual component for the guests’ everyday activities.

Neri&Hu and Suzhou Chapel

23-08-2017

Neri&Hu and Suzhou Chapel

Suzhou Chapel is a building with many merits designed by the well-known studio Neri & Hu of Shanghai. Located in a dense residential neighbourhood in the city of Suzhou, the chapel is designed to be a place for worshipping and meeting.

Bárcena y Zufiaur redevelops Vitoria food market

20-07-2016

Bárcena y Zufiaur redevelops Vitoria food market

It took a lot of work, but Bárcena y Zufiaur have finally completed their redevelopment of Mercado de Abastos (food market) near Plaza de Santa Bárbara in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque country. With a new skin of glass and steel, Bárcena y Zufiaur’s Mercado de Abastos has been restored its central role in the cityscape.

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