Poly WeDo is a school of music and the performing arts for children in Beijing’s Yongli shopping centre. Archstudio, the Chinese architects who designed the school, took great care with every detail, from acoustics to the natural environment.
The Seashore Library, winner of the Archmarathon prize, is one of Vector Architects’s most surprising projects. A concrete block on the beach in Beidaihe New District, China, represents Vector Architects’ reflection on the relationship between landscape and architecture.
Architect Dong Gong of Vector Architects in Beijing has been named Overall Winner of the ArchMarathon Award 2016 for his poetic plan for the Seashore Library, a refuge for the body and mind built on a human scale, overlooking the ocean.
Open Architecture’s new Geuha Youth and Cultural Center in Qinhuangdao (China) contemplates the relationship between architecture and education. The circular floor plan creates a series of open, flexible spaces facing onto a big inner garden. Passive energy-saving technologies guarantee the project’s sustainability.
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