China Pavilion for Expo 2010
China Pavilion for Expo 2010

Designed by JinTang
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2016

Highest and largest pavilion at the time during the Expo. Placed along the main axis, it is visible from far and will always remember the time Shanghai showed the world how to organize a proper World Expo. Nowadays transformed into the China Art Museum attracting lots of people on a daily basis. More worth the money than all other country pavillions

CCTV Headquarters
CCTV Headquarters

Designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren
Place: Beijing
Photo Taken: 2010-2016

A true marvel in terms of architecture and engineering is looming over the Beijing CBD. The striking shape is diferent from every angle. Nowadays it is overtowered by a bunch of new skyscrapers. The designed public loop is still not open for visitors, making it impossible for people to walk into this building. Sad.

British Pavilion for Expo 2010
British Pavilion for Expo 2010

Designed by Heatherwick Studio
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2010

OCT Pavilion
OCT Pavilion

Designed by Jurgen Mayer
Photo taken: 2014
Place: Shenzhen, China

Novartis Campus
Novartis Campus

Designed by Zhang Ke/Standardarchitecture
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2015

Linked Hybrid
Linked Hybrid

Designed by Steven Holl Architects
Place: Beijing
Photo Taken: 2011

A housing development in the center of Beijing. Humongeous scale as is typical in China. Te color makes it ft right in the usually grey smogged sky. The linked bridge allowing for interesting vantage points. Concept is great, reality is diferent. Bridges are barely used, with empty swimming pools and oversized ‘exhibition spaces’ as result.

National Stadium for Beijing 2008
National Stadium for Beijing 2008

Designed by Herzog and de Meuron
Photo taken: 2016
Place: Beijing

In the spotlight during the 2 weeks of Olympics. Afer that the stadium hasn’t seen much use to the level it was designed for. The occasional football match during the summer Asia tours of the European Football Club and snow park during the winter month. Completely falling in despair, living up to the Olympics faith aswe have seen in many other organizing cities

Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower

Designed by Gensler
Place: Shanghai
Photo Taken: 2015

Finished during 2016, this is the crown jewel of Shanghai and extension China to the outside world. It stand proud rising higher than life. Due to its curvature, the sun is always creating a shiny point making the tower always crisp and clean. Very succesful design in terms of architecture and city image/vision.

Linked Hybrid
Linked Hybrid

Designed by Steven Holl Architects
Place: Beijing
Photo Taken: 2011

A housing development in the center of Beijing. Humongeous scale as is typical in China. Te color makes it ft right in the usually grey smogged sky. The linked bridge allowing for interesting vantage points. Concept is great, reality is diferent. Bridges are barely used, with empty swimming pools and oversized ‘exhibition spaces’ as result.

National Stadium for Beijing 2008
National Stadium for Beijing 2008

Designed by Herzog and de Meuron
Photo taken: 2016
Place: Beijing

In the spotlight during the 2 weeks of Olympics. Afer that the stadium hasn’t seen much use to the level it was designed for. The occasional football match during the summer Asia tours of the European Football Club and snow park during the winter month. Completely falling in despair, living up to the Olympics faith aswe have seen in many other organizing cities

Bund International Finance Center
Bund International Finance Center

Designed by Heatherwick Studio
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2016

The newest kid on the block. This theater is part of a larger scale development designed by Foster + Partners. Recently finished and taken in use. Important development along the Huangpu river, themain river in Shanghai. The materiality of this theater fits well in China. Seemingly overdecorated in bronze, just what the Chinese like.

Bund SOHO
Bund SOHO

Designed by GMP Architekten
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2016

The bookend of the classic European style buildings. Newly developed quarter housing ofces and co-working spaces. No retail this time for SOHO China and that’s a wise decision. Excellent address on your business card. Quiet space in the otherwise bustling part of time. And with an amazing view of the Pudong Skyline from the terraces. Succesful project that’s for sure.

CCTV Headquarters
CCTV Headquarters

Designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren
Place: Beijing
Photo Taken: 2010-2016

A true marvel in terms of architecture and engineering is looming over the Beijing CBD. The striking shape is diferent from every angle. Nowadays it is overtowered by a bunch of new skyscrapers. The designed public loop is still not open for visitors, making it impossible for people to walk into this building. Sad.

Horizontal Skyscraper
Horizontal Skyscraper

Designed by Steven Holl Architects
Place: Shenzhen
Photo Taken: 2010

The horizontal skyscraper. I remember the great diagrams when published. Situated in the far outskirts of Shenzhen in a beautiful location. Rising of the green, this large structure creates great views. Fully in use by the user. Overall succesful.

Wangjing SOHO
Wangjing SOHO

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Place: Beijing
Photo taken: 2016

One of the 3 built SOHO China projects done by ZHA. Tis one is located out side Beijing City Centre. It rises above its neighbours marking a new center. A sort of welcome to the city when coming from the airport. Looking closer, the retail part is highly unsuccesful. Below standard tiny shops fll the lower levels. A fault of the businessplan?

Galaxy SOHO
Galaxy SOHO

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Place: Beijing
Photo taken: 2016

The frst SOHO project for Zaha Hadid Architects. Excellent location within close proximity to the forbidden city. A true ‘blob’ within a rigid system. Same issue as with Wangjing SOHO, rundown retail shops within a high-class architectural piece of work. Attracts lots of people. There for work/shopping or to admire the architecture? Unsure.

International Youth Centre
International Youth Centre

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Place: Nanjing
Photo taken: 2016

Placed within a new district in Nanjing, the former capital of the Chinese Empire. This development of 2 towers with a large theater (with 2 rooms) is the center piece, nicely placed on the center axis. Wasn’t completely fnished when visited in 2016, but was about to open. Hotel operator making fnishing touches.

Guangzhou Opera House
Guangzhou Opera House

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Place: Guangzhou
Photo taken: 2011

The frst Zaha Hadid in China. Also here, the centerpiece of the new Guangzhou CBD. Plagued with some bad luck during construction it opened with a lot of excitement. Geometry too difcult at the time to built (opened in 2011). Nowadays fully in use, smaller spaces used for KFC. Only China can put a KFC in a Zaha?

Run Run Shaw Creative Center
Run Run Shaw Creative Center

Design by Daniel Libeskind
Place: Hong Kong
Photo taken: 2015

China Pavilion for Expo 2010
CCTV Headquarters
British Pavilion for Expo 2010
OCT Pavilion
Novartis Campus
Linked Hybrid
National Stadium for Beijing 2008
Shanghai Tower
Linked Hybrid
National Stadium for Beijing 2008
Bund International Finance Center
Bund SOHO
CCTV Headquarters
Horizontal Skyscraper
Wangjing SOHO
Galaxy SOHO
International Youth Centre
Guangzhou Opera House
Run Run Shaw Creative Center
China Pavilion for Expo 2010

Designed by JinTang
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2016

Highest and largest pavilion at the time during the Expo. Placed along the main axis, it is visible from far and will always remember the time Shanghai showed the world how to organize a proper World Expo. Nowadays transformed into the China Art Museum attracting lots of people on a daily basis. More worth the money than all other country pavillions

CCTV Headquarters

Designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren
Place: Beijing
Photo Taken: 2010-2016

A true marvel in terms of architecture and engineering is looming over the Beijing CBD. The striking shape is diferent from every angle. Nowadays it is overtowered by a bunch of new skyscrapers. The designed public loop is still not open for visitors, making it impossible for people to walk into this building. Sad.

British Pavilion for Expo 2010

Designed by Heatherwick Studio
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2010

OCT Pavilion

Designed by Jurgen Mayer
Photo taken: 2014
Place: Shenzhen, China

Novartis Campus

Designed by Zhang Ke/Standardarchitecture
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2015

Linked Hybrid

Designed by Steven Holl Architects
Place: Beijing
Photo Taken: 2011

A housing development in the center of Beijing. Humongeous scale as is typical in China. Te color makes it ft right in the usually grey smogged sky. The linked bridge allowing for interesting vantage points. Concept is great, reality is diferent. Bridges are barely used, with empty swimming pools and oversized ‘exhibition spaces’ as result.

National Stadium for Beijing 2008

Designed by Herzog and de Meuron
Photo taken: 2016
Place: Beijing

In the spotlight during the 2 weeks of Olympics. Afer that the stadium hasn’t seen much use to the level it was designed for. The occasional football match during the summer Asia tours of the European Football Club and snow park during the winter month. Completely falling in despair, living up to the Olympics faith aswe have seen in many other organizing cities

Shanghai Tower

Designed by Gensler
Place: Shanghai
Photo Taken: 2015

Finished during 2016, this is the crown jewel of Shanghai and extension China to the outside world. It stand proud rising higher than life. Due to its curvature, the sun is always creating a shiny point making the tower always crisp and clean. Very succesful design in terms of architecture and city image/vision.

Linked Hybrid

Designed by Steven Holl Architects
Place: Beijing
Photo Taken: 2011

A housing development in the center of Beijing. Humongeous scale as is typical in China. Te color makes it ft right in the usually grey smogged sky. The linked bridge allowing for interesting vantage points. Concept is great, reality is diferent. Bridges are barely used, with empty swimming pools and oversized ‘exhibition spaces’ as result.

National Stadium for Beijing 2008

Designed by Herzog and de Meuron
Photo taken: 2016
Place: Beijing

In the spotlight during the 2 weeks of Olympics. Afer that the stadium hasn’t seen much use to the level it was designed for. The occasional football match during the summer Asia tours of the European Football Club and snow park during the winter month. Completely falling in despair, living up to the Olympics faith aswe have seen in many other organizing cities

Bund International Finance Center

Designed by Heatherwick Studio
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2016

The newest kid on the block. This theater is part of a larger scale development designed by Foster + Partners. Recently finished and taken in use. Important development along the Huangpu river, themain river in Shanghai. The materiality of this theater fits well in China. Seemingly overdecorated in bronze, just what the Chinese like.

Bund SOHO

Designed by GMP Architekten
Place: Shanghai
Photo taken: 2016

The bookend of the classic European style buildings. Newly developed quarter housing ofces and co-working spaces. No retail this time for SOHO China and that’s a wise decision. Excellent address on your business card. Quiet space in the otherwise bustling part of time. And with an amazing view of the Pudong Skyline from the terraces. Succesful project that’s for sure.

CCTV Headquarters

Designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren
Place: Beijing
Photo Taken: 2010-2016

A true marvel in terms of architecture and engineering is looming over the Beijing CBD. The striking shape is diferent from every angle. Nowadays it is overtowered by a bunch of new skyscrapers. The designed public loop is still not open for visitors, making it impossible for people to walk into this building. Sad.

Horizontal Skyscraper

Designed by Steven Holl Architects
Place: Shenzhen
Photo Taken: 2010

The horizontal skyscraper. I remember the great diagrams when published. Situated in the far outskirts of Shenzhen in a beautiful location. Rising of the green, this large structure creates great views. Fully in use by the user. Overall succesful.

Wangjing SOHO

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Place: Beijing
Photo taken: 2016

One of the 3 built SOHO China projects done by ZHA. Tis one is located out side Beijing City Centre. It rises above its neighbours marking a new center. A sort of welcome to the city when coming from the airport. Looking closer, the retail part is highly unsuccesful. Below standard tiny shops fll the lower levels. A fault of the businessplan?

Galaxy SOHO

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Place: Beijing
Photo taken: 2016

The frst SOHO project for Zaha Hadid Architects. Excellent location within close proximity to the forbidden city. A true ‘blob’ within a rigid system. Same issue as with Wangjing SOHO, rundown retail shops within a high-class architectural piece of work. Attracts lots of people. There for work/shopping or to admire the architecture? Unsure.

International Youth Centre

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Place: Nanjing
Photo taken: 2016

Placed within a new district in Nanjing, the former capital of the Chinese Empire. This development of 2 towers with a large theater (with 2 rooms) is the center piece, nicely placed on the center axis. Wasn’t completely fnished when visited in 2016, but was about to open. Hotel operator making fnishing touches.

Guangzhou Opera House

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Place: Guangzhou
Photo taken: 2011

The frst Zaha Hadid in China. Also here, the centerpiece of the new Guangzhou CBD. Plagued with some bad luck during construction it opened with a lot of excitement. Geometry too difcult at the time to built (opened in 2011). Nowadays fully in use, smaller spaces used for KFC. Only China can put a KFC in a Zaha?

Run Run Shaw Creative Center

Design by Daniel Libeskind
Place: Hong Kong
Photo taken: 2015

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