The slender crystalline form of the Guangzhou International Finance Center is both elegant and clean. Each of the three façades of the curved triangular plan are also gently curved in section, set out asymmetrically with the widest point at a third of the height, tapering to its narrowest point at the top.
China Southern Airport City, Guangzhou Masterplan in China design by Woods Bagot Architects: 400 hectare mixed-use development set on the Liuxi River
A master plan by Goettsch Partners has been selected as the winning scheme in the design competition for a prominent site in the new Pazhou district in Guangzhou, China. Three urban parcels form the triangular site, which is planned for seven buildings totaling 428,000 square meters.
Design by Zaha Hadid Architects – like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, the Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location. This new building is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural development.
The city of Guangzhou has almost completed the work on what will be one of the tallest buildings in the world – Information Based Architecture (IBA) and Arup worked collaboratively to win the commission for the design of the new TV Tower for the City of Guangzhou, which will be the host city for the 2010 Asian Games.
The complex consists of a 15.200 sqm Velodrome and Rollerskating arena, an 11.500 sqm extreme sport Center, a 6.600 sqm Office building for the Game management of the Asian Games. Furthermore are there facilities planned for BMX, rock climbing and mountainbiking and a volunteer and academic exchange center.
The TV-station will take it’s place in a omni directional web of important newly developed cultural buildings, with the TV-tower to the East, the Opera, the Library, Youth centre and New Museum to the North, the Pagoda to the South.
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects. Bloomberg report that the structure of Guangzhou Opera House remains intact after a fire on May 9, according to Zaha Hadid Architects. The opening later in 2009 will be delayed.