NEWS: CRLand Archive Library, designed by Studio Link-Arc, has its grand opening

NEWS: CRLand Archive Library, designed by Studio Link-Arc, has its grand opening

After four years of design and construction work, the CRLand Archive Library had its grand opening at Xiaojing Bay on July 26, 2018. A cultural exhibition titled Enriching Lives, Nurturing Dreams opened in the building on the same day. The archive collection, featuring over 10,000 physical documents and over 8 million electronic items, bears witness…

After four years of design and construction work, the CRLand Archive Library had its grand opening at Xiaojing Bay on July 26, 2018. A cultural exhibition titled Enriching Lives, Nurturing Dreams opened in the building on the same day. The archive collection, featuring over 10,000 physical documents and over 8 million electronic items, bears witness to 80 years of history for China Resources. Yunning Fu, Chairman of China Resources and Xi Luo, Chief Executive of China Resources, attended and hosted the opening ceremony. Over 100 attendees witnessed the historical moment of the CRLand Archive Library.

 

 

The CRLand Archive Library, designed by Studio Link-Arc, LLC, is located on the north side of China Resource University in Xiaojing Bay. The building has a total of 8 floors, and is located between the mountains and the sea, with a leaning form that echoes the mountainous topography of the area. The Archive Library serves two functions: 1) to create a high-quality preservation environment for documents and digital files; 2) to provide architecturally significant exhibition spaces on top of the archive.

 

 

The surface of the building is made up of grey brick, which brings a sense of history while maintaining a sense of architectural “firmness”. Variations in the brick texture allow light to pass through the wall, creating visual textures that influence the interior experience. Glazed bricks have been introduced into the interior finishes, leaving traces of handcraft that reflect the movement of sunlight, allowing visitors to engage with the earth, history, and craft.

 

 

The theme of the exhibition is: “Enriching Lives, Nurturing Dreams”. It includes six chapters: Prologue, Homecoming, Watching the Xiangjiang River, Long Last the Career, Spring Breeze from the Rain, and Sailing of the Ship. The exhibits include many precious items belonging to the Founder of China Resource, Lin Yang, and the first Chairman of the Board, Zhiguang Qian. The exhibition also displayed many important documents, photographs, and audio recordings. The documents shown in the exhibition starting at from very beginning, to the 80th year of China Resources—a historical moment.

 

 

Chairman Yunning Fu delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. The completion of the CRLand Archive Library marks that China Resources’s file management business has taken a new step forward and is an important milestone in the inheritance and cultural construction of China Resources. He said: “Archives and materials are an important carrier for inheriting and carrying forward the spirit of China Resources, and an important resource for promoting the transformation and development of this company.”

 

 

Learn more about the project here: CRLand Archive Library.

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AWARDS: 2018 WAF Awards Shortlist

AWARDS: 2018 WAF Awards Shortlist

Our proposal for the Luhu Cultural Center has been shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival in the Civic—Future Projects Category. The 77,000 m2 project is defined by an ambitious program including, a theatre, an art center, and a library, all clustered around a reflecting pool that extends the nearby Hengkeng Reservoir.   Link to…

Our proposal for the Luhu Cultural Center has been shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival in the Civic—Future Projects Category.

The 77,000 m2 project is defined by an ambitious program including, a theatre, an art center, and a library, all clustered around a reflecting pool that extends the nearby Hengkeng Reservoir.

 

Link to WAF Civic – Future Projects shortlist.

Learn more here: Luhu Cultural Center on Studio Link-Arc Website

 

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PUBLICATIONS: XPOSITIONS, The Pavilion Dialogues

PUBLICATIONS: XPOSITIONS, The Pavilion Dialogues

We are proud to introduce xPositions: Pavilion Dialogues, produced in collaboration with Original Copy and MGMT. This book tells the story of the design and construction of the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, via a four-part narrative.   Between the narrative sections, a series of interviews with designers and academics including Stefano Boeri and…

We are proud to introduce xPositions: Pavilion Dialogues, produced in collaboration with Original Copy and MGMT. This book tells the story of the design and construction of the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, via a four-part narrative.

 

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Between the narrative sections, a series of interviews with designers and academics including Stefano Boeri and Daniel Libeskind use the Pavilion as a jumping-off point from which to discuss topics relevant to the state of architecture today.

Learn more here: xPositions: Pavilion Dialogues on Amazon

 

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PROJECTS: Shenzhen Nanshan Foreign Languages School Structure Completed

PROJECTS: Shenzhen Nanshan Foreign Languages School Structure Completed

The structure of Shenzhen Nanshan Foreign Languages School (NFLS) designed by Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, was completed in November of 2017. The 50,000 square meter building will accommodate 4,000 teachers and students working and living on campus and will maintain a three-star environmental rating (the highest possible) after its completion.    

The structure of Shenzhen Nanshan Foreign Languages School (NFLS) designed by Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, was completed in November of 2017.

The 50,000 square meter building will accommodate 4,000 teachers and students working and living on campus and will maintain a three-star environmental rating (the highest possible) after its completion.

 

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EVENTS: Studio Link-Arc at 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season

EVENTS: Studio Link-Arc at 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season

The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, designed by Studio Link-Arc and Tsinghua University was exhibited during 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area in October 2017.  

The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, designed by Studio Link-Arc and Tsinghua University was exhibited during 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area in October 2017.

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AWARDS: German Design Award Special 2017

AWARDS: German Design Award Special 2017

Shanghai Museum East Hall designed by Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc was awarded “German Design Award Special 2017 Excellent Communication Design” by German Architectural Design Committee in October 2017.  

Shanghai Museum East Hall designed by Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc was awarded “German Design Award Special 2017 Excellent Communication Design” by German Architectural Design Committee in October 2017.

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EVENTS: Columbia GSAPP Symposium

EVENTS: Columbia GSAPP Symposium

Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, was invited as a guest speaker at the SZ-NY Symbiotic Symposium at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation on October 14, 2017. Mr. Lu gave a lecture and joined a panel discussion with architect and curator Xiaodu Liu. The event was organized by Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture,…

Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, was invited as a guest speaker at the SZ-NY Symbiotic Symposium at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation on October 14, 2017. Mr. Lu gave a lecture and joined a panel discussion with architect and curator Xiaodu Liu. The event was organized by Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Architectural Practice Talks (APT), DA League, and Columbia GSAPP.

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Link to the symposium information on GSAPP website

 

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Lecture: New Trends in Chinese Urbanism at the Boston Society of Architects

Lecture: New Trends in Chinese Urbanism at the Boston Society of Architects

Qinwen Cai, the Senior Associate, gave a presentation at the Boston Society of Architects on the work of Studio Link-Arc and participated in a panel discussion on the state of contemporary urbanism in China. Other participants included Yang Dingliang, a teaching fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Chris Mulvey, Assoc. AIA,…

Qinwen Cai, the Senior Associate, gave a presentation at the Boston Society of Architects on the work of Studio Link-Arc and participated in a panel discussion on the state of contemporary urbanism in China. Other participants included Yang Dingliang, a teaching fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Chris Mulvey, Assoc. AIA, Managing Principal of Safdie Architects, currently based in their Shanghai Office.

Link to the lecture on BSA website.

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Lecture: Create + Construct 2016

Lecture: Create + Construct 2016

Kenneth Namkung, Senior Associate at Link-Arc, and Holger Schulze Ehring, Principal at Büro Ehring gave a joint presentation on the design, engineering and construction of the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 as part of Create + Construct 2016, a symposium on cultural and religious structures. Attended by many prominent members of the local A/E/C…

Kenneth Namkung, Senior Associate at Link-Arc, and Holger Schulze Ehring, Principal at Büro Ehring gave a joint presentation on the design, engineering and construction of the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 as part of Create + Construct 2016, a symposium on cultural and religious structures. Attended by many prominent members of the local A/E/C community, this presentation focused on the innovative engineering required to realize the Pavilion, and the extensive use of digital design techniques required to design and construct the Pavilion’s unique roof.

Link to Create + Construct Website

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Publicity: How to Get a Job at Studio Link-Arc

Publicity: How to Get a Job at Studio Link-Arc

Archinect, a well-known online resource for the architectural industry, expanded its “How To Get A Job at _____” Series by speaking with Kenneth Namkung, Senior Associate at Studio Link-Arc. The interview delves into the skill sets and sensibilities that the office looks for in prospective applicants, and touched upon portfolio presentation techniques. Link to Web…

Archinect, a well-known online resource for the architectural industry, expanded its “How To Get A Job at _____” Series by speaking with Kenneth Namkung, Senior Associate at Studio Link-Arc. The interview delves into the skill sets and sensibilities that the office looks for in prospective applicants, and touched upon portfolio presentation techniques.

Link to Web Article

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Academic: Visiting Critic Studio at Syracuse University

Academic: Visiting Critic Studio at Syracuse University

Yichen Lu was invited to teach at the Syracuse University School of Architecture as a Visiting Critic for Fall 2016. Working with Razvan Voroneanu, Associate, the studio focused on a vertical site in Midtown Manhattan and asked students to consider a number of issues including: the unique urban condition of the site, the potential for…

Yichen Lu was invited to teach at the Syracuse University School of Architecture as a Visiting Critic for Fall 2016. Working with Razvan Voroneanu, Associate, the studio focused on a vertical site in Midtown Manhattan and asked students to consider a number of issues including: the unique urban condition of the site, the potential for creating civic space in a vertically zoned site, the relationship between interior and exterior, and the role of program.

Link to Visiting Critic Announcement

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Lecture and Discussion: Yichen Lu at ChinaGSD

Lecture and Discussion: Yichen Lu at ChinaGSD

Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, gave a presentation at Harvard University and participated in a panel discussion as part of an exhibition at the GSD focused on contemporary architecture in China. A model of the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 was also exhibited at the Harvard GSD as part of an accompanying exhibition….

Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, gave a presentation at Harvard University and participated in a panel discussion as part of an exhibition at the GSD focused on contemporary architecture in China. A model of the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 was also exhibited at the Harvard GSD as part of an accompanying exhibition.

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In Progress: Original Copy Publication

In Progress: Original Copy Publication

Studio Link-Arc is working with Julia Van den Hout and Kyle May of Original Copy to produce a book focusing on the China Pavilion. Tentatively titled The Pavilion Dialogues, this book is divided into four sections, each of which focuses on a specific and unique aspect of the project. These project sections are accompanied by…

Studio Link-Arc is working with Julia Van den Hout and Kyle May of Original Copy to produce a book focusing on the China Pavilion. Tentatively titled The Pavilion Dialogues, this book is divided into four sections, each of which focuses on a specific and unique aspect of the project. These project sections are accompanied by four conversations which use the China Pavilion as a starting point from which to discuss a number of issues critical to architecture and the contemporary world.

Link to Original Copy Website

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Award: Design Vanguard 2016

Award: Design Vanguard 2016

Studio Link-Arc was recognized by Architectural Record as part of Design Vanguard 2016, and was published in the magazine’s December 2015 issue. The article featured an in-depth profile of the office and its principal, and also featured four of the firm’s recent projects. Link to Article

Studio Link-Arc was recognized by Architectural Record as part of Design Vanguard 2016, and was published in the magazine’s December 2015 issue. The article featured an in-depth profile of the office and its principal, and also featured four of the firm’s recent projects.

Link to Article

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Publication: From the Vision of the Era to Tectonic Expression

Publication: From the Vision of the Era to Tectonic Expression

Archicreation, a China based architectural publisher that also serves as the Chinese distributor of El Croquis, recently published a comprehensive book focused on the design and construction of the China Pavilion. The 240 page bilingual publication includes: essays by academics, dialogues with consultants, collaborators and the design team, and detailed explanations of the design and…

Archicreation, a China based architectural publisher that also serves as the Chinese distributor of El Croquis, recently published a comprehensive book focused on the design and construction of the China Pavilion. The 240 page bilingual publication includes: essays by academics, dialogues with consultants, collaborators and the design team, and detailed explanations of the design and construction process.

Link to Book on Archicreation Website

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Lecture: Yichen Lu at Syracuse University

Lecture: Yichen Lu at Syracuse University

Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, gave a lecture at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on September 15, 2015. Titled ‘From Nature to Artifact,’ the lecture explained the design and construction of the China Pavilion in great detail. Link to Profile at Syracuse University School of Architecture Link to Video  

Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, gave a lecture at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on September 15, 2015. Titled ‘From Nature to Artifact,’ the lecture explained the design and construction of the China Pavilion in great detail.

Link to Profile at Syracuse University School of Architecture
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Award: WAN Façade Award 2015

Award: WAN Façade Award 2015

The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 was a major contender for the WAN Façade Award 2015. The project, defined by a singularly unique bamboo-paneled roof—the project’s fifth façade—was selected for the award longlist by a panel of well-known practitioners and designers. See the links below for more information. Link to China Pavilion on World…

The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 was a major contender for the WAN Façade Award 2015. The project, defined by a singularly unique bamboo-paneled roof—the project’s fifth façade—was selected for the award longlist by a panel of well-known practitioners and designers. See the links below for more information.

Link to China Pavilion on World Architecture News
Link to WAN Façade Award 2015 Longlist

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Award: WAN Wood in Architecture 2015

Award: WAN Wood in Architecture 2015

The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 was a contender for the WAN Wood in Architecture 2015 Awards. The project, defined by an innovative wood structure, was selected for the award longlist by a jury made up of well-known architects. See the links below for more information. Link to China Pavilion on World Architecture News…

The China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 was a contender for the WAN Wood in Architecture 2015 Awards. The project, defined by an innovative wood structure, was selected for the award longlist by a jury made up of well-known architects. See the links below for more information.

Link to China Pavilion on World Architecture News
Link to WAN Wood in Architecture 2015 Longlist

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Lecture: Presentation at 5th International Wood Construction Forum

Lecture: Presentation at 5th International Wood Construction Forum

Yichen Lu, Principal, gave a lecture at the 5th International Wood Construction Forum, held in Nancy.

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Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, gave a lecture at the 5th International Wood Construction Forum, held in Nancy. His talk on the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 was the final presentation of the conference, which focused on timber construction. He was interviewed after the lecture (his talk starts at 2:39 in the linked video).

Link to conference program

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Lecture: Talk at Politecnico di Milano

Lecture: Talk at Politecnico di Milano

Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, was invited to give a lecture at the Politecnico di Milano.

Yichen Lu, Principal of Studio Link-Arc, was invited to give a lecture at the Politecnico di Milano. He gave a comprehensive talk, delving into his own career and the history of the office, leading into a detailed presentation on the design, engineering, and construction of the China Pavilion.

 

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Exhibition: Made Expo

Exhibition: Made Expo

A full-scale mockup of a portion of the China Pavilion roof was exhibited at the Made Expo, a trade show for architects, contractors, and engineers.

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A full-scale mockup of a portion of the China Pavilion roof was exhibited at the Made Expo, a trade show for architects, contractors, and engineers. The show was held at the Milano Rho exhibition grounds, near the Expo site, between the 18th to the 21st of March, 2015.

The mockup, produced by Bodino Engineering S.r.L., showed the full complexity of the China Pavilion’s roof, including the timber structure, PVC waterproofing, supporters, and bamboo panels.

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Award: German Design Award Special Mention 2015

Award: German Design Award Special Mention 2015

Tsinghua University and Studio Link-Arc were honored by the German Design Council for the China Pavilion, which was awarded a “Special Mention” as part of the 2015 German Design Awards.

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Tsinghua University and Studio Link-Arc were honored by the German Design Council for the China Pavilion, which was awarded a “Special Mention” as part of the 2015 German Design Awards. The ceremony was held at the Forum of the Frankfurt Exhibition Grounds.

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Award: 2014 Iconic Award “Best of Best”

Award: 2014 Iconic Award “Best of Best”

Tsinghua University and Studio Link-Arc were awarded “Best of Best 2014” as part of the German Design Council’s 2014 Iconic Awards.

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Tsinghua University and Studio Link-Arc were awarded “Best of Best 2014” as part of the German Design Council’s 2014 Iconic Awards. The ceremony was held in October at BMW World in Munich.

From the Iconic Awards Website:

“The Iconic Awards is the first neutral international architecture and design competition that focuses on how the disciplines interact….It acknowledges visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication from all fields of architecture, the construction and property sectors and the manufacturing industry in five main categories.”

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In Construction:  Xiaojingwan Phases II & III

In Construction: Xiaojingwan Phases II & III

Studio Link-Arc’s master plan for Xiaojingwan, a mixed-use development in Guangdong, is currently under construction.

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Studio Link-Arc’s master plan for Xiaojingwan, a mixed-use development in Guangdong, is currently under construction. The unique design celebrates city life, enhances the experience of the waterfront, and connects to the landscape, creating a vibrant urban space. Phase II of the 550,000 square meter master plan will be completed in 2015.

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