MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre'

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.

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MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by 11 international architectural firms

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

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

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by BIG

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by BIG

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by BIG

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by atelier manferdini

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by atelier manferdini

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by dieguez fridman

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by dieguez fridman

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

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

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by houliang

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by houliang

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by JDS

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by JDS

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by emergent

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by emergent

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by emergent

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by serie

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by serie

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ by mass studies

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by mass studies

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre'

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

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by sou fujimoto

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by sou fujimoto

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by sou fujimoto

MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' all architectural firms at the ‘huaxi’ site of guiyang

  • cannot imagine a bunch of buildings more dysjunctive. they do not converse with each other, its just curves trying to outdo each other by being more ‘iconic’. perhaps if some overall urban strategy was employed which made use of more common sense, the final result wouldnt have been so clamorous.

    felicia
    Feb 24, 2009
  • All these projects are great. It just goes to show that you don’t need alot of time to produce great work – the concepts are the important part.

    David
    Feb 24, 2009
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