MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre'
feb 17, 2009
MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre'


‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms

in 2008, MAD organized and invited 11 young international architects to carry
out an urban experiment: to design the huaxi city centre of guiyang, in south
western china. the architects invited by MAD included: atelier manferdini,
BIG, dieguez fridman, emergent/tom wiscombe, houliang architecture,
JDS, MAD, mass studies, rojkind arquitectos, serie, sou fujimoto architects.
the masterplan was developed by shanghai tongji urban planning and design institute,
studio 6, together with MAD.

the site of huaxi is famous for its dramatic and beautiful landscape, as well as a diverse
mix of minority cultural inhabitants during its history. its future is defined by the local
government’s urban planning as a new urban centre for finance, cultural activities
and tourism. MAD brought the young architects together here in the summer of 2008,
for a 3-day workshop to create an experimental urban vision for huaxi.

each architect provided a design for a single part of the masterplan,
based on their own understanding and interpretation of the local natural and
cultural elements. the result is a series of individual buildings, growing from
the natural environment, and working together to produce a
compound of diverse urban activities.

http://www.i-mad.com


‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms


‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms


‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms


‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms


‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by MAD


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’- elevation plan by MAD


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by BIG


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by BIG


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by BIG


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by atelier manferdini


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by atelier manferdini


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by dieguez fridman


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by dieguez fridman


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by rojkind architects


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by rojkind architects


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by houliang


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by houliang


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by JDS


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by JDS


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by emergent


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by emergent


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by emergent


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by serie


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by serie


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by mass studies


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by mass studies

design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – by mass studies


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by sou fujimoto


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by sou fujimoto


design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by sou fujimoto


all architectural firms at the ‘huaxi’ site of guiyang

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