SOM has joined the U.S.-China CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization's Race to Zero, an environmental initiative geared toward influencing global companies to pursue zero-carbon and zero-waste practices. The campaign provides resources for reducing carbon emissions and waste.
Archinect spotlights the newly released renderings of Hangzhou Wangchao Center in Hangzhou, China. The tower's expressive silhouette, the result of an integrated architectural and engineering solution, includes a curved facade and a multistory crown.
Building Design + Construction shares design images of Hangzhou Wangchao Center. The project, slated for completion in 2021, will add more than 100,000 square meters of office, hotel, and retail space to the rapidly expanding region of Hangzhou, China.
Contract reports on Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a mixed-use tower planned for the rapidly expanding region of Hangzhou, China. The project, which is anticipated to be complete in 2021, will include more than 100,000 square meters of office, hotel, and retail space.
Designboom features designs for Hangzhou Wangchao Center in eastern China. The distinctive and expressive silhouette of the recently announced 54-story tower is the result of an integrated architectural and engineering solution.
SOM is pleased to release designs for the Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a tower slated for completion in 2021. The project will add more than 100,000 square meters of office, hotel, and retail space to the rapidly expanding region of Hangzhou, China.
Each year, the SOM Foundation China Prize allows students to expand their educational experiences through travel. In this Q&A, Li Dai, a recipient of the 2016 China Prize, reflects on how the award sharpened her awareness of the mission and responsibility designers have in shaping the future.
Calling all architecture and urban design students in China: the SOM Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 SOM Foundation China Prize through April 13th, 2018. Three winners will be given the opportunity to pursue research proposals, each with a $5,000 traveling fellowship.
At the beginning of each year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) releases a report examining every building measuring 200 meters or taller completed during the previous year. The 2017 CTBUH Year in Review features five SOM projects.
Silas Chiow, Director of SOM's China office, has been elected as vice president of the Shanghai Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Shanghai), effective in 2018. In 2019, Chiow, a co-founder of the chapter, will ascend to the role president.
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre topped out in Tianjin, China this fall. The 530-meter-tall skyscraper will house office space, serviced apartments, and a five-star hotel. The tower will be a striking new landmark in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.
Poly International Plaza in Beijing and the India Basin project in San Francisco won Gold and Bronze awards, respectively, in the Spaces Design category of the 11th Annual Spark Awards. The criteria for selecting winners includes inventiveness, durability, and expressiveness.
SOM's designs for the Shekou Contemporary Art and Culture Center received a Merit Award in the 2017 AIA International Region Design Awards. Plans for the development were honored in the Unbuilt category of the awards program.
Members of SOM's Urban Design and Planning team participated in a pro-bono community renewal program called Diversified Community. The group was invited by the government of Shanghai's Pudong New District to provide guidance on effective and people-focused urban design.
On August 18th, 2017, Yue Zhu and Amber Jan will speak at the 2017 Real Estate Design China Awards Forum in Shanghai. Zhu and Jan will deliver a presentation on Beijing Greenland Center, SOM's most recent addition to the growing Dawangjing Business District in Beijing.