for the past few years, architectural photographer marc goodwin has been compiling an atlas of architectural studios. from london to beijing, goodwin has gone inside the offices of some of the world’s biggest firms, each with their own distinct aesthetic and working environment. after shooting the shanghai headquarters of both rogers stirk harbour + partners (RSH+P) and schmidt hammer lassen (SHL), goodwin journeyed a few hours south to ningbo, a port city and an industrial hub, to take some exploratory photographs for the two firms.

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ningbo daily newspaper group HQ by schmidt hammer lassen (also main image)
all images © marc goodwin

 

 

marc goodwin’s images center around four projects at varied stages of completion. a luxury residential tower by RSH+P is documented alongside three projects by SHLa vast complex for the ningbo labour union that combines heath and recreation with a conference center and office space, a library arranged like an open marketplace, and the new headquarters for the ningbo daily newspaper group.

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the project is expected to officially complete within the next few months

 

 

the images not only convey the scale of architectural development in china, but also offer a sense of ningbo’s industrial character and challenging climate. ‘this was no ordinary job,’ says goodwin, who runs photography studio archmospheres. ‘severe rain would test the assumption that good architecture doesn’t need good weather. many of the buildings were still construction sites and the surroundings were not the stuff of standard architectural photography.’

 

see images from the shoot below, and check out photos from inside the studios of both RSHP and SHL in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

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the building will become home to six newspaper groups

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ningbo home of staff by schmidt hammer lassen

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see more of the project on designboom here

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ningbo new library by schmidt hammer lassen

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the library remains on track to complete by the end of 2017

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see more of the project on designboom here

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ningbo gateway by rogers stirk harbour + partners

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the taller tower rises to a total height of 150 meters

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each building comprises 150 units

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the project is located on the banks of hangzhou bay

 

 

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