Architectural Design

 
 

Canton Tower (© Information Based Architecture)

The design team wanted to offer the city a new form that would challenge the way typical TV towers were built. By twisting the top from the bottom floorplate, the tower was given a curvilinear profile that looks different from every angle. The team won the competition and commission.

At completion in 2010, it was the world’s tallest TV tower at 2,000 feet. Today, it is widely considered an innovative structure, a symbol for Guangzhou, and appreciated throughout China.

Author: Information Based Architecture (Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit)
Architectural Designer: Stefan Al
Consultant: Arup (structure, installations, sustainability)
Guangzhou Design Institute (local architect)

 
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Art Square (with XML)

The project is a reinvention of the classical Miesian pavilion typology of a glass box and roof. The canopy slopes downward towards the waterfront and creates an amphitheater leading to a second rooftop exhibition space. Hence, the pavilion is not only a place for experiencing art, but also a place - an art square - that offers a new perspective to the city of Hong Kong.

Authors: XML Architecture Research Urbanism and Stefan Al
Consultant: Arup Hong Kong (structure, installations, sustainability)
Local Architect: AGC Design Ltd

 
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Canton Tower (© Information Based Architecture)

The design team wanted to offer the city a new form that would challenge the way typical TV towers were built. By twisting the top from the bottom floorplate, the tower was given a curvilinear profile that looks different from every angle. The team won the competition and commission.

At completion in 2010, it was the world’s tallest TV tower at 2,000 feet. Today, it is widely considered an innovative structure, a symbol for Guangzhou, and appreciated throughout China.

Author: Information Based Architecture (Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit)
Architectural Designer: Stefan Al
Consultant: Arup (structure, installations, sustainability)
Guangzhou Design Institute (local architect)

 
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Detail 3

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Wine Barrel Gallery
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Detail 4

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Detail 3

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Detail 3

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Detail 3

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Exhibitions

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