Join the American Institure of Architects for an exciting tour of the Shougang Industrial Heritage Park. The towers and blast furnaces for Shougang, one of China's largest steel enterprises, now is setting a vivid example of urban regeneration. "The Shougang Industrial Park" is not only becoming the home to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games Organizing Committee, but is also being transformed into Big Air snowboarding venues for the Games.
Recent advances in computer-aided design and manufacturing have led to greater freedom in form-making. In the best instances, form and function unite to create an integrated, inspirational building, however sometimes these forms are willful and independent of the restrains of clear structure and function. Is it appropriate to create designs that are often extremely inefficient?
Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University is located in the Suzhou Higher Education Town. The design of its Central Building was inspired by the famous Taihu stones unearthed near Suzhou city. Taihu stones are an essential element in traditional Chinese gardens and have been a favourite of Chinese scholars. The porous nature of the stones are translated into voids and spaces inside the building, with an aim to facilitate interactions and allow a series of sustainable design features. We will be touring the Central Building, designed by Dr. Andy Wen, Global Design Principal of Aedas and the Department of Architecture building.
Aside from the various understanding of ABW, we would like to use a true story to articulate from another angle of how to achieve sustainable workplace by applying ABW to workplace design projects. Also we will learn how to achieve optimum interior sound quality.
The invention of airplanes propelled humankind into an age and now bigger planes, more planes made air travel common. Beyond the initial task of creating a dramatic stage of departure, designers today have to take on increasingly important responsibilities of safely and efficiently move people and goods in the design.
Join us at the fashion Lighthaus Bar in Mercedes me Store, in the heart of Sanlitun, for our monthly Happy Hour + Talk.
This month our prestigious guest speakers will share their experience on being Architect, bringing both a global and Chinese point of view on the topic while introducing the audience to inspiring and challenging career moments.
After 64 events across the globe and including two in Hong Kong, Zak is now bringing their 1st edition of the World of Façades conference in Mainland China with Shanghai first. Co-organizer with The Architectural Society of Shanghai China and supported by AIA, world leading experts and influencers in the domain of façades will share the most updated technology and projects which makes the event to be the coveted platform for representatives to learn, network and connect with fellow industry professionals.
In China, Atelier Feichang Jianzhu’s practice has witnessed a rapidly changing reality. In his talk, Mr. Chang will be highlighting the reality of the moment in four aspects: lifestyle, material, urbanity, and space-time experience and how they have impacted the studio’s work. These observations will be discussed with the support of recently completed and on-going projects of Atelier FCJZ.
Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat | Skybridges: Bringing the Horizontal into the Vertical Realm
As many architects and visionaries have shown over a period spanning more than a century, the re-creation of the urban realm in the sky through connections between buildings at height has a vast potential for the enrichment of our cities. As the world rapidly urbanizes, greater thought needs to be expended on how horizontal space can be developed at height. Today, new transportation technology, and structural engineering practices seem to put horizontal habitat in the sky within reach. But cultural, organizational, and jurisdictional obstacles remain. To overcome these, a solid case needs to be made for the extensive benefits of skybridges in a much wider application than has been seen historically.
Join CTBUH for a special half-day Symposium at one of the world’s most significant skybridge-linked projects, Beijing’s Linked Hybrid, the recipient of the CTBUH 10 Year Award in 2019, kindly hosted by Modern Land. Presentations will be given by some of the leading practitioners of skybridge projects around the world, and some of the enabling technologies that will take 3-D cities to the next level in the near future. Hear from the CTBUH research team engaged in an 18-month research project, kindly sponsored by thyssenkrupp, to determine the state of the art in skybridges and sketch a future vision of how these remarkable structures can add a new dimension to vertical urbanism.
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Join us for the second installment of AIA Shanghai’s Women in Architecture series. With Julia Monk of HOK and Mei Ping of Capella Hotel Jian Ye Li.
Join the American Institute of Architects for an exciting and informative Lecture and Tour of the internationally recognized Phoenix Center, in the heart of Beijing. This month our prestigious guest speakers will share their experience on the Design and Construction of Phoenix Center, including their challenges and the achievements. The Lecture will be followed by a private tour of the building.
Designing a headquarter building is always a great opportunity to tell people who you are and what you do. It is also an opportunity to build a home for the employees, a work setting that increases productivity and flexibility, a people-centric environment that celebrates shared values and a sense of community. Deeply rooted in China, the Far East Horizon Headquarters building is an example that demonstrates it all in its own unique ways.
Transit-oriented development (TOD) has overtaken super tall buildings as the preferred development typology in China. TODs, however, are far more complicated and present a myriad of design challenges. Division of building management and ownership, appropriate stacking of functions, structural challenges, and the mitigation of subway vibrations are just a few of the topics to be discussed during the TOD building tour.
This year’s AIA National Conference on Architecture will be held in Las Vegas. With this year’s theme of “A Blueprint for a Better Future”, Las Vegas is an ideal setting for architects to come together to discuss the challenges facing the profession.
Sensation is both concrete and abstract. It is people’s perception of the external environment and their thinking in the spiritual world. It is based on the experience and knowledge of the past, but also the most direct reaction and feeling for the present. It could be the same and so different to everyone.
As a Gold Legacy Sponsor, MATSU has been with AIA Shanghai | Beijing since our chapter’s early days. The work of architects has a strong relationship with the design of furniture, especially in working environments. Join us to celebrate this relationship.
Master Lecture | Chris van Duijn | OMA Progress on China
Architects and designers have been drawn to China in droves. Over recent years, China is in many ways ahead of the rest of the world. Chris van Duijn, the partner-in-charge of OMA Hong Kong office, will introduce a selection of OMA’s most recent work in China, within the context of OMA’s global repertoire of projects.
Chris van Duijn became partner in 2014 and is leading OMA’s work in Asia. Joining the practice in 1996, he has been involved in many of OMA’s most renowned projects including Universal Studios in Los Angeles, the Prada stores in New York and Los Angeles (2001), Casa da Musica in Porto (2005), and the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012). In addition to large-scale and complex projects, he has worked on interiors and small-scale structures, including private houses, product design, and temporary structures such as the Prada Transformer in Seoul (2009). Recently completed projects include the Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville in Caen, France (2017), Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015), and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015). Current projects in Asia include the Hanwha Galleria Department Store in Seoul, a large-scale waterfront development in Nanjing, and two high-rise projects in Xiamen and Hangzhou. He is also leading the design of the Jean Jacques Bosc Bridge in Bordeaux; the construction of the Axel Springer Campus in Berlin and the Parc des Expositions in Toulouse. Chris holds a Master of Architecture from the Technical University of Delft.
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Thursday, May 16th, 2019; 19:00-21:00
Light refreshments will be provided so please stick around at the end of the lecture.
Lane neighborhoods were originally built based on British terraced houses, with security the paramount concern as a tide of affluent Chinese flooded the city to escape armed conflict in the provinces. On this walk, we will explore the format of Shanghai style lane neighborhoods, their evolution over time, and the mechanisms and forms of social organization that affected the health and safety of their residents.
Young Architects is a new platform for emerging talent to learn about and discuss evolving trends and challenges in China. There will also be opportunities to learn about the ARE (Architecture Registration Exam) and pathways to success as well as upcoming events for the 2019 year. For the opening event, AIA Shanghai invites four talented professionals to speak about their respective journeys in the architecture profession, challenges and achievements along the way.
China is undergoing rapid technological changes affecting every aspect of life and work. Consumers, for example, are moving away from brick and mortar shops and visiting online retail instead. This is just one example of how consumption patterns and lifestyle choices are disrupting the real estate sector and will continue to do so.
Join us for an exciting Happy Hour + Tour of the Stone Archive, an AIA Shanghai Award Winner Project.
The architect, Atelier Alter’s founders will introduce the design and guide the tour of this building. It is an architectural rehabilitation project which transformed a nondescript warehouse into a stone archive whose design excellence was recognized by AIA in 2018. This new building showcases the diversities of stone craft and aims to inspire architects in designing with stone.
Don't miss our popular monthly networking event. This month the American Institute of Architects invites speakers from JCK Acoustics and Delhom Acoustique to discuss the importance of acoustic science in the design process. Our experts will go over the science and calculation methods for analyzing designs, providing solutions to potential acoustic problems, and how properly designed acoustics provide safely to the public. Please join us.
BILT: Digital Day, Shanghai will showcase the best practices implemented by both International and China-wide companies. This event is part of a global series of events that highlights the best BIM Implementation solutions and processes, including forward looking technology and demonstrated world-class case studies of completed projects.
Beijing Happy Hour + Talk | The Future of the Past. Heritage Conservation in the Age of Globalization
This month our prestigious guest speakers will share their experience on Heritage Conservation, bringing both a global and Chinese point of view on the topic while introducing the audience to an inspiring project in a remote area of China.
The presentation will explain, through the referred historical landmark projects, how the 50 years proven performance of structural Silicone Glazing is demonstrated.
The WinDoor Expo in Guangzhou on March 4-6, 2019 is one of the largest trade shows in China's Bay Area. The theme for the conference is ‘Facade Design and the Impact of Technology’. Convened by AIA International Region and our sponsor Informa, the two day program features expert speakers from the cross-disciplinary background of architecture, engineering, and specialist construction:
Join the American Institute of Architects at the charming Bulgari Hotel for our monthly networking event. Our prestigious guest speakers Emma Chang, principal and design director of Gensler together with Andreas Thomczyk, managing partner of anySCALE will share their experience and knowledge on the workplace of tomorrow and how their practice has adapted to the the new reality.
Technological innovation has influenced the design of the places in which we live and work in multiple ways. This symposium explores how technology can foster a healthy living environment in tall buildings, within both office and residential spaces.
Don't miss our first networking + happy hour of 2019, this time at the Middle House, the latest in the House Collective. The hotel, which opened in April 2018, had its facade and interior designed by italian architect Piero Lissoni. Speakers will be featuring two 2018 AIA Shanghai awards winners who will talk about winning projects. We will also be raffling off a one night stay at The Middle House plus breakfast.
Join us for the exciting AIA - Architecture Tour of the Leeza Soho Tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Within the Lize Financial Business District, the 172.000+ sqm Leeze Soho design has evolved from its specific site conditions. Straddling the new subway tunnel that diagonally divided the site, the tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium - the WORLD'D TALLEST - extends 190m through full height of the building connecting the two halves together.