After a holiday hiatus (all best for 2010!), MovingCities is serving some leftover snapshots from the Vanke Center Shenzhen by Steven Holl Architects. The visit in December was part of the opening of the “URBANISMS Steven Holl + Li Hu: 4 Projects in China“-exhibition located in what is known as the Horizontal Skyscraper. Continue reading “Shenzhen | Vanke Center by Steven Holl ”
In BEYOND no.2, Bert de Muynck | MovingCities published ‘The City Seekers’.
BEYOND – Short Stories on the Post-Contemporary – is a bookazine dedicated to new, experimental forms of architectural and urban writing. The contribution is based on references, adaptations and updates to Vance Packard’s ‘The Status Seekers‘ (1959) and inspired by last year HBO’s psycho drama series ‘In Treatment‘. Continue reading “The City Seekers | publication”
MovingCities spend last week in Shenzhen attending the opening of the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture & Hong Kong Bi-city 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (SZHKB). On Sunday, we went sightseeing on the biennale’s main spot: Shenzhen’s Civic Square, the political and bureaucratic heart of the city. Snapshots of accidental encounters with installations. Continue reading “Shenzhen | 2009 SZHKBiennale opening day”
A quick follow-up on our Shenzhen-trip of mid-November, as MovingCities is on the brink of returning to the city. In the third and final installment of our PRD-under-construction series (previous Opera House and the Pearl River Tower), we feature the Rem Koolhaas/OMA Shenzhen Stock Exchange project. Close-ups and bird’s eye. Continue reading “Shenzhen | Stock Exchange by OMA”
Our impressions of Guangzhou are random and scattered. Drifting for four days in-between the GAFA Campus, Tianhe Central Business District, shoppingmalls, rooftops, the Opera House and the Pearl River Tower, we eventually headed to Guangzhou’s Eastern Railway Station. Destination Shenzhen. Continue reading “Guangzhou >> Shenzhen”
Is it possible to design a skyscraper that harvests energy from its environment? SOM’s Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou claims so. From 2010 on this tower will be the headquarters of the Guangdong Tobacco Company. Snapshots from a curvilenair Zero-energy building under construction. Continue reading “Guangzhou | Pearl River Tower by SOM”