Tag Archives: Architecture

Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower

The design for the Guangzhou TV and Sightseeing Tower in China was won by Information Based Architecture (IBA) and Arup in 2004. Architects Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit have proposed one of the tallest buildings on the banks of the Pearl River in Guangzhou’s Tianhe District, standing at a height of 610m. It is expected that once completed, the tower …

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Tianhe Sports Center

Tianhe Sports Center is located in the east of Guangzhou, covering an area of 540,000 sq meters. Built in 1987 when the 6th National Sports Games was held here, Tianhe Sports Center has become a landmark of thriving Tianhe District. It is the biggest and most popular sporting compound in Guangzhou, located in Tianhe CBD. It consists of three main …

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Xinghai Concert Hall

Xinghai Concert Hall is the home of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and puts on an amazing array of concerts featuring national and international performers. The concert hall is surrounded by a fantastic sculpture garden, and is next door to the Guangzhou Museum of Art, making the two an excellent mid-afternoon to evening trip. The symphony performing Hall was designed on …

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Guangzhou Opera House

Guangzhou is banking on Zaha Hadid’s opera house to transform it from just another Chinese megacity into a cultural destination. Located in Zhujiang New Town, the Guangzhou Opera House is one of the 7 newly-built landmarks. The opera house includes a 36,400-square-meter Grand Theater, a 7,400-square-meter multifunctional theater and other auxiliary facilities. Designed by renowned British architect Zaha Hadid, it …

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Guangzhou Lingnan architecture

Guangzhou Lingnan architecture is the city representative, with the charm of traditional culture. Its development has experienced several stages; the learning academy and ancestral temple were the cultural representatives of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Xiguang Big house and arcade was the cultural representative of at the end period of Qing Dynasty and early Min Dynasty , as well …

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Lingnan Impression Park

Guangzhou Lingnan Impressive Park If you have an interest in Guangzhou and its culture beyond food and shopping, you will find this a worthwhile attraction. Despite being out of the way, the subway and a walk/motorbike ride will get you there. The park resembles an old town, with beautiful traditional buildings, a lake with a shadow puppet pavilion and a …

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Guangzhou Baomo Garden

Built at the end of the Qing Dynasty, Baomo Garden is situated in Zini village near Shawan town and it’s a fine example of Lingnan architecture. Once inside, you’ll find buildings, gardens, hills, lakes and bridges – a place where manmade art sits among nature’s art in the form of sculptures and edifices which boast intricate clay, porcelain, brick, wood …

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CECF–Pazhou Complex

CECF (Pazhou Complex) Complex, located in Pazhou Island in southeast part of Guangzhou, is uniquely designed in a beautiful environment. The main design principle of Pazhou Complex is to extend the image of “flowing” of Pearl River. The wave like rooftop just likes the river flowing by. Pazhou Complex is a multifunctional and comprehensive international exhibition center of high standard. …

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Guangzhou Pearl River Tower

The Pearl River Tower is a skyscraper that is under construction at the junction of Jinsui Road/Zhujiang Avenue West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China. The 2.3-million square-foot Pearl River Tower redefines what is possible in sustainable design by incorporating the latest green technology and engineering advancements. The 309-meter tower’s sculpted body directs wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical …

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Guangdong Olympic Stadium

The Guangdong Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. Currently used mostly for football matches, the stadium was built in 2001. It has a capacity of 80,012 with multi-colored seats, positioned in multiple sections, and are connected via a ribbon pattern. The Guangdong Olympic Stadium was opened to the public for the ninth National Games …

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Guangzhou International Finance Center

The Guangzhou International Finance Center (GZIFC) is built along the central axis of the Zhujiang New City CBD. With a height of 432m, providing a total floor area of over 450,000 square meters, GZIFC is among the ten tallest skyscrapers in the world. This is well in line with Guangzhou’s economic development. As the highest mega tower and the largest …

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CITIC Plaza

CITIC Plaza is an 80-story high-rise building or skyscraper built in Guangzhou ,It is located in the growing and expanding Tianhe District, it is part of a complex of the same name which also consists of two 38-story residential buildings. Its proximity includes a new train station, a new metro station, and the Tianhe Sports Center, where the 6th National …

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