MAD architects: 'huaxi city centre' 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.

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‘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

  • AWESOME!

    Jo says:
  • Fantastic!!!

    Gregg says:
  • A big dump with awesome buildings!

    yes we can says:
  • what planet is this?

    venus in 2050…

    goshhhh

    ludBR says:
  • Don’t ruin my beloved hometown, architects

    Guiyang says:
  • design for ‘huaxi city centre of guiyang’ – model by houliang.
    Can this one be more alike the contemporary museum by SANAA?lol

    youseeitsme says:
  • can i truly believe my eyes? what’s going on in architecture these days?!

    not that having so called star achitects put together their great buidlings in direct proximity and artificial masterplans (think of serious studies such as guardalajara), now this dineylandish approach to architecture has reached the young hot guys and third grade architects who knock out those ridiculous projects.

    ordos 100, busan, now that. it’s getting worse and worse. looks like a graveyard for bad tower options of some of those companies previous competitions.

    while real architecture firms are collapsing all over the world and people are sacked in the thousands every months we need to see how the big players turn worse and worse (check zahas and coop himmelb(l)au’s latest schemes if you want) and now those silly project, like insults to architecture pester our eyes and laugh at our education.

    probably even those render companies are even laughingh their butts off. architecture is going the wrong way. baaaah!

    xxx says:
  • Incrediably Madness..Love it

    Me says:
  • whats going on!?

    only big ideas, not SMART ideas

    we better check out for ourselves, we’re making a bio-caos

    orlando says:
  • This is a really cool collaboration of architects and the work they are doing. I like how no one building is the same.

    Cristina says:
  • 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 says:
  • 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 says:

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