Yinchuan Biennale 2016 opened on September 9t.Including work by over 100 Artists including:
Anish Kapoor, laim Gillick, Song Dong, Yoko Ono, Robert Montgomeery
We blushed a little bit earlier this month when in honour of Womens day Archdaily selected ’15 exceptional projects’ flying the flag for gender equality. Highlighting Di alongside other more esteemed established practitioners including Zaha Hadid and Kazuyo Sejima.
We are pleased to announce waa was recently commended at the Architectural Reviews Emerging architecture Awards. The Award is the most prestigious in the world for early career architects under 40.Now in their 17th year, the AR Emerging Architecture Awards are the world’s most popular and prestigious prize for up-and-coming architects, giving emerging practices invaluable impetus on their trajectory to wider recognition and success. Previous winners of the Awards have included Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Thomas Heatherwick (UK), Sean Godsell (Australia) and Li Xiaodong (China).
Di and Jack attending award ceremony for waa nomination of the Architect of the Year Awards 2013 by Building Design, London UK
See project: The Valley Resort
waa has been shortlisted for International Breakthrough Architect of the Year for Building Designs anual Awards. The annual event which seeks to reward UK practices in 11 different sectors. The event will take place in London on the 3rd December.
waa appears in new publication entitled New Museum In China. A book by Claire Jacobson documents the most recent boom of china’s cultural development sector, consisting of 51 of the most notable buildings of the last 10 years.You can read more: Princeton Architectural Press
See project: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan
See project: The Valley Resort
waa and Xian university of Technology and Architecture institute is pleased to announce our recent successful pitch to design XIAN’s new cultural hub. The Scheme incorporates 9 museums 3km south of central Xian. The Council envisages the project as an investment for future growth in the rapid modern technology’s and design sector to benefit the next generation of young Artists, designers and Animators. It is hoped that Xian can progress from the success of the recent Ecological world expo and fuse itself in the minds of the International consciousness.
The scheme largely drew on the influences of Xian’s rich cultural heritage. Once the capital and the gateway to the west through the trade of silk being the driver for Chinas ancient status on the world map. We were interested in re-appropriating the process of silk fabric manufacture in particular the process of harvesting this precious material.
The Landscape has retained the existing topography of this valley site with the water dropping from east to west along 3km of wetland. To the far right of the site Plot 7 is sensitively situated on a historical axis between the Pagoda to the North West, and the Han cemetery mounds to the south east reference the Jade Dragon from Han dynasty, resulting in a fragmented island approach. Reference to the burial mounds has been incorporated in-between a continuous ribbon of water stretching the full length of the 3km site. The Landscape segments are stretched into place almost as twine is reeled onto spindles the museum zones acting as pivots in this process. Special ribbed strips have been incorporated in the hope to harvest the force of weathering, permitting the continuous morphing of the landscape over time. Planting has a seasonal touch allowing for visitors encountering new experiences on multiple trips.
see project: QuJiang Wetland Competition
see project: The Valley Resort
We are pleased to announce the planning approval of a new 50,000sqm retail and office development in the City of Yinchuan Ningxia province. It is hoped work will commence on site late August 11.
See project:Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Yinchuan