Museum of Zhang Zhidong

Wuhan, China Completed

Located at the site of Wuhan’s old steelworks, Studio Libeskind’s design is a sweeping ark-like structure that is hoisted above the surrounding plaza by two steel and glass structures. The gravity defying form is clad in geometric steel panels, reminiscent of the industries’ past.  Once inside, visitors climb the main staircase that connects to the exhibition spaces above where they are divided into four themes about the accomplishments and ideas surrounding the life of Zhang Zhidong. The exhibition also includes various collaborations with local artists who explore aspects of the differing themes through installations and interactive works of art. On…

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Shanghai, China Under construction

Concerto is a composition of three office towers, a retail building, and a low-rise cultural building with an ample open park-like public space at the entrance of the site. The Cultural building, commercial building, and three office towers are arranged around an open public space with a sunken plaza. Varied in shape and façade design, they form a ‘Concerto’ of harmonizing voices. The cultural building frames a green space along Ennead’s ‘Financial Crescent’. It provides a variety of adaptable exhibition spaces and is the technology hub of the site. This dual function is reflected in the two main façade types:…

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The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre

Hong Kong, China Completed

An elegant, low-tech design placed at the service of high-tech invention. This nine-story crystalline building is designed to accommodate a range of flexible environments for research and experimentation. Each space, whether self-contained or open, is unique. The dramatic central stair spirals upward with irregular twists and curves creating unexpected gathering spaces. Asymmetrical windows cut into the walls of lecture halls, classrooms and computer labs allowing for natural light to fill even the inner-most rooms of the Center. Interactive spaces flow in and around the sound stages, recording studios, screening rooms, exhibit and performance spaces, multipurpose theater, and other areas. More…

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