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.
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.
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.
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.
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.