Future Projects - Civic
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, the world’s leading research institute on panda preservation, is embarking on a significant campus expansion in a national forest park near outskirts of Chengdu.
Designed by Ping Jiang at EID Architecture, a 12,000+ sq m group of four panda pavilions has been approved by the city park district administration to become the research lab to house and study the pandas’ behaviors and activities. It also serves the community for educational and recreational purposes, while attracting millions of panda lovers annually to visit the campus.
Located on an island at the mouth of the Yangtze River and set within a 17.5-hectare landscape, the 427,000 GSF nature reserve building comprises a dual-function aquarium and research facility, bringing together efforts to repopulate the dwindling numbers of Chinese Sturgeon and Finless Porpoise with an engagement of the public to build popular support for ecological conservation.
The dramatic architecture evolves out of a dialogue between the natural and constructed worlds, representing the project’s stance on sustainability and an idealized balance between humanity and all other species, and resulting in forms that simultaneously evoke landscape, biomorphic anatomy and a vessel-like ark. The building rises in undulating fluid gestures that take their cues from the rippling surface of the river and the iconic landscape of the Upper Yangtze.
Located in Chenjiagou, China, the cradle of Chinese Tai Chi Chuan, the project is an iconic modern public theatre. The designers aimed to use a light and simple shape, blurred boundaries and open public space to attract visitors and citizens for leisure and various activities. In brief, an integrated venue where people can experience culture and arts is created.
Since the existing architectures on its south and north sides respectively have incongruous styles, the theatre is supposed to be in low profile as transition in order to better integrate with them.
Future Projects - Commercial
Shenzhen Longgang Vanke Bantian Air Conditioning Factory, located in the northwest side of the intersection of Yabao Road and Yanan Road in Longgang District of Shenzhen, has a height of 70 meters and a total of 14 floors.
It is a key urban renewal project in Longgang District which was built on the original site of the demolished air conditioning factory. As the plot is adjacent to the mountain reservoir, we hope to include the nature elements to create a more open natural ecological place where users can enjoy cloud office and experience a different "reverse space", building a cultural and creative industrial park integrating cultural and creative industries and office services.
Masdar is a leader in sustainability and clean energy. The MC2 project will continue to add to Masdar’s impressive collection of sustainable projects and will become the new benchmark for sustainable workplace campuses.
The masterplan of MC2 combines the ‘Masdar Building Grid’ and the ‘Environmental Grid’ to shape a bespoke campus. At the intersection of these grids lies a rich design scheme that creates a sculpted public realm that is shaded from the harsh desert sun and gently cooled with breezes and a series of sustainable commercial office buildings. We set out to create an attitude, a way to work, a movement - more than architecture. What followed is an innovative campus that places wellness and sustainability at the centre of every element.
Future Projects - Education
The PAHW in Kuwait has embarked on a program to radically redesign schools within the country to offer more student-centred, technological and experiential forms of learning. The vision for this project was to design a school for Generation Alpha - those that will live through the next 50 years - whilst transitioning Kuwait’s outdated schooling model into the future of education. Generation Alpha is born entirely within the 21st century and has experienced a borderless world full of constant new experiences.
Pace designed a prototype model to be replicated for schools across the country to address this new way of learning. The design challenge was also to ensure that the prototype could be adapted to different sites of varying shapes and dimensions, and that can also be expanded upon according to programme. The designs are established to ensure that they are highly functional as well as adaptable, sustainable and inclusive of future change.
The new Honey Bee Research Centre (HBRC) at the University of Guelph, Ontario College of Agriculture will be an iconic, state-of-the-art research and event centre dedicated to honey bee health. Focused on research, education, discovery, and learning from one of nature’s greatest architects - the honeybees - this mass timber, low carbon project demonstrates sustainability and envisions an architecture of collaboration, ingenuity and efficiency. Supporting flexible research and education for all ages, the HBRC will welcome children, students and scholars from around the world, and will contain a large, multi-functional Discovery and Learning Space, Exhibition Area, Research & Extraction Labs, Classrooms, a Café, and Gift Shop.
The preschool Hoppet is part of an exciting building and innovation project initiated by the City of Gothenburg. Climate impact has been key throughout the design process, from the choice of materials, to the design of the building and its location on site. As a result, current calculations show a reduced climate impact of almost 70 percent for the constructive building elements, compared to a newly built and comparable preschool in Gothenburg.
The building has a steel cassette foundation with foam glass insulation (consisting of 60-70 percent recycled glass) and solid wood has been selected for almost all building components. Walls, ceilings and joists consist of cross-laminated wood, the facades are built with untreated wood, the floor is planned in cork, and most of the interiors are covered with structural wood or plywood.
Future Projects - Healthcare
The Taikang Gui-Garden Elderly Care Community Center is located in the eastern area of Nanning City. The project includes support for independent living, medical care, an activity center and a relatively independent residential area.
The design concept of the project originated from the local natural landscape and culture of Guangxi. By using modern design techniques to reinterpret the landscape of picturesque villages, an ideal natural living environment for the elderly was created.
Taikang Community Daqinggu is located in the Daqinggu scenic area of Hangzhou China, which is considered as a flagship CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) of Taikang in east China, where it consists of hospital, nursing houses, recreation center and residential buildings.
In the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279), Hangzhou experienced its peak period as China's economic center. With the fame as “earthly paradise”, the city’s local “Jiangnan Culture” has been gradually developed, which is preserved and inherited in Hangzhou for thousands of years.
Sanikiluaq is located at the parallel 56 N, part of the Belcher Islands, in the Hudson Bay, Northern Canada.
As situated in the fastest-growing region on a per capita basis, the new health centre is part of the replacement plan of obsolete health facilities in remote locations of Northern Canada. The existing one was built in the early '80s and no longer meets current needs and standard, especially vital ones. The new care facility is a combination between a clinic and a hospital, with its resuscitation and tuberculose units, coupled with exam rooms offering psychological and insertion care, to name a few.
Future Projects - Leisure
The redevelopment of the Riverside Stand for Fulham FC will create a vibrant new destination within this part of West London, providing new facilities for the local community and benefitting local businesses by drawing an influx of new visitors to the area.
The building’s form echoes the gentle curve of the river, while a gleaming glass façade bathes the interiors in natural light, providing stunning views from every level. The elegant, timber-clad roof structure is supported by steel trusses to create the striking visual effect of the roof floating in the air, high above the seating tier.
The North Sea Visitor Center is a key ferry terminal to Penghu’s outlying islands. While tourists abound in the summer, the center is devoid of activities in the winter due to the site’s exposure to the bitter northeast winds. As the existing center is slated for demolition due to structural corrosion, this project aims to introduce new life to a derelict complex while retaining its cultural history.
Employing resilient design principles, the architecture is composed of a series of horizontal planes placed along the site’s grain to form a projected plaza suitable for events year-round. A new tower, echoing the previous design in geometry, directs natural light inward and reduces indoor temperature by means of stack effect. A double-layered and staggered roof further provides thermal separation and ventilation while forming accessible terraces open to the public.
Sited at the West-south of Erhai Lake, at the edge of the ancient citadel of Dali, an abandon transformer factory is transformed into a theatrical park. The original workshop, storage and office are turned into theater, new media art, and mutli-sensual caterings. The main performance venue is the Transformer Theatre that creates a trinity of architecture, interior and stage setting design.
The transformer factory is a Heterotopia existence within a touristic city. The industrial language is covert to architecture syntax that defines the interior and exterior space of the performing venue. The collage of industry, vernacular architecture, and arts of virtual reality resurrect the industrial plot and convert it to a “mutated transformer factory” that stages the surreal city with up and down theatrical moments.
Future Projects - Mixed Use
The site is located in Sochi, a coastal city on the inland Black Sea in Russia, the commissioned brief was to design a sculpture/mobile.
The proposed building design employs the oscillating water column principle to harness wave energy converting this mechanical energy to generate electricity, the building also accommodates the brief's sculpture gallery. This symbiotic program merges a small power plant capable of producing up to 300 kW with a sculpture gallery in the attempt to redefine typologies accommodating for self-sufficiency by generating sustainable energy that is fed back into the grid, this project aims to run 200 households and businesses within its vicinity.
In the South of Paris, the Victor Hugo Eco District was born from the dynamic driven by The Grand Paris Express involving the creation of 200 km new metro lines and 68 stations set to link the various areas of Metropolitan Paris.
Near the new Bagneux Station, the project occupies a strategic position. The main challenge in its development has therefore been as much a reflection on its urban, architectural and sustainable functions as a reflection on the mix of activities it hosts (348 dwellings, cultural, medical, business, leisure facilities) to create a “whole” rich of its various components.
Shenzhen Meilin Dongguan Sci-Tech Building is the future headquarter of Dongguan Group.
Located southwest where Meilin Road and Kaifeng Road meet, the tower building is 200 meters tall with 41 floors. When completed, it will become an iconic super high-rise urban service center in Meicai area of Shenzhen that combines business, finance, living, culture and leisure.
Within the plot, there stands the Meilin Community Park in the south and the Culture & Sports Center in the north; there are few super high-rise buildings within this area as well as problems of high urban density and small reconstruction plot.
Future Projects - Residential
Basecamp Lyngby is a socially interacting super structure and will function as a sustainable shared living community for 900 students, PhDs and senior citizens.
It is a wish to give something back to the area by making the project accessible for the public, and in that way attract the local community in relation to social, economic and environmental aspects.
BaseCamp Lyngby’s organic structure is inspired by the surrounding green area and a desire to bring people closer to the nature and motivate them to interact with it and with one another. It is a social organism designed to be a catalyst for bringing people of all ages together for social interaction, as well as quiet immersion.
Set in the fast-growing suburb of Lekki in Lagos, Nigeria guest artist’s space provides a multifaceted living, working and public space for prominent British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE. The scheme pays close attention to environmental control in the tropical climate providing spaces for visiting artists, friends and family. This eco building will serve as a studio, gallery and home to the artist. The barrier free and inclusive design, is fully wheelchair accessible.
The building houses Yinka’s private living space and the G.A.S Foundation, which will be a non-profit artist residency dedicated to facilitating international artistic exchange and developing creative practices between local and international artists.
The Oaks is created on a vision for a modern community in the countryside where life revolves around healthy, active, outdoor living.
JTP’s Pattern Book, created in 2014, documents the DNA of Czech villages serving to inform the design of the masterplan, landscape, and individual buildings. Successful entries of the invited design competition create a joyful and authentic composition, reflecting the brief for a contemporary interpretation of traditional Czech homes.
Future Projects - Transport
HS2 Interchange is the first railway station in the world to achieve a ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ rating. It is designed touch the ground lightly, celebrate the character of the existing landscape and respect the natural environment.
Built over a 17ha site and with two island platforms each almost half a kilometre in length, the station design is lean in construction and operation, addressing embodied and operational carbon consumption. Engineered to HS2’s high sustainable aspirations the station will perform at zero carbon emissions for day-to-day energy consumption.
Future Projects - Urban Design
The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary (RAWS) is located at the end of the Upper Dubai Creek, it is home to approximately 270 species of fauna and 47 species of flora.
RAWS is identified as a globally important Bird Area by Birdlife International and is a unique wetland within the UAE, having been declared as the UAE’s first RAMSAR Site in 2007.
Dubai Municipality is looking at opportunities for habitat restoration and enhancement, and for enriching the visitor experiences with the goal to transforming Ras al Khor into a main destination for Eco-Tourism.
Wynyard Quarter was once a bay known as Waiatarau ‘The Reflecting Waters’.
The land was incrementally reclaimed from the Waitemata Harbour over the last century, and has served industrial purposes for most of that time – housing bulk storage of tallow, cooking oils, petrochemicals and caustic soda colloquially known as ‘Tank Farm’
This project imagines a transformation from ‘Tank Farm’ to ‘Tank Park’ the newest addition to Wynyard Quarter’s design-led transformation. Tank Park creatively adapts and reveals the sites unique post-industrial character (near mythology) into an authentic, engaging and immersive landscape experience and landmark at the confluence of the ‘waterfront’ and ‘park’ axes and geographical heart of the Quarter.
Mahindra World City Jaipur (MWCJ), is Asia’s first and the world’s largest project to receive C40 Climate Positive Development Stage 2 Certification. Located in a hot and semi-arid climate, the development lies 15km south-west of Jaipur’s Centre, India.
Delivering 2,500 new homes, our proposal forms ten distinct, yet interlinked, mixed-use communities surrounded by green corridors and open spaces. Each resident or visitor will be less than five minutes walking distance from a high-quality open space with useable and functional programming.