Qixing District Urban Planning Museum, Building, Architecture, Images, Design
Qixing District Urban Planning Museum Tianjin, China
Chinese Project by de Architekten Cie., Dutch architects
page updated 24 Aug 2016
Qixing District Urban Planning Museum
Design: de Architekten Cie.
Qixing District Urban Planning Museum of Tianjin, China
de Architekten Cie has won an international invited competition for the Qixing district Urban Planning Museum of Tianjin, China. The building is composed of 3 distinct programs: urban planning museum and offices, New Year’s painting gallery and studios, and a conference centre totaling 29,000 sq m including parking. The conceptual framework for the project emerged from superimposing different urban fabrics from the traditional city plan of Tianjin to produce a bored block of varying porosity. The relationship between voids and solids in the resulting block inspired strategies for accessibility, daylighting and ventilation in the Tianjin Urban Planning Museum. Furthermore, through a combined analysis of historical building methods and materials indigenous to the region, the proposal was able to engage with the Chinese building tradition while developing a distinctly modern and highly sustainable museum project.
De Architekten Cie collaborated with Arup Amsterdam on issues of sustainability and structure and was assisted throughout the design and presentation process by their partners in Shanghai, UNIT Architects.
Qixing District Urban Planning Museum of Tianjin images / information from de Architekten Cie. 060209
Architecture in China
Chinese Architecture Designs – chronological list
Chinese Architects Offices – Design Practice Listings
Tianjin building designer : de Architekten Cie.
Cie.Asia, based in Shanghai, is a branch office of de Architekten Cie. Amsterdam. Cie.Asia recently completed the DSM China Campus, a combined headquarters and R&D facilities in Zhang Jiang Hi-Tech park in Shanghai. It is China’s second and Shanghai’s first LEED Gold project. Among others, ongoing projects include the Dadong Performing Arts Centre in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and the 100 sq km masterplan for TEDA district of Tianjin. Since it’s inception in 2006, the office has been directed by Jason Lee.
Partners in Charge: Branimir Medic & Pero Puljiz
Project architect/director Cie.Asia: Jason Lee
Team: Lada Hrsak, Francois Jaubert, Alexandra Kern, Marie Rival, Michele D’Ariano, Wang Yun Feng (UNIT Architects)
Chinese Buildings – Selection:
Bird’s Nest – Chinese National Stadium Building
Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, China Architecture Design & Research Group
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Birds Nest Beijing
Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube
PTW with Arup
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Water Cube Beijing
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