Qixing District Urban Planning Museum, Tianjin Building

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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.

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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.

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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


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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)

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Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, China Architecture Design & Research Group
Birds Nest
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
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Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube
PTW with Arup
Water Cube
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Water Cube Beijing

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