China Wine Country Visitor Center, Chengdu, China

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One of China’s top pre-mixed beverage brands has established a new plant at the base of the Tibetan Plateau to develop their new domestic brand of spirits. The parcel directly to the south is set aside for tourism uses, and features rustic cask storage, conference center, museum, food and beverage, and temporary hospitality services.

Tongji University Design Studio, SP2018, Shanghai, China

LC_2701 Education, Post-Secondary, Hospitality, Institutional, Master Planning, Mixed-Use, Multi-Purpose, Private, Public, Residential, Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Streetscapes Leave a Comment

In Spring 2018 we taught a design studio at Tongji University with our host professor, Wang Jun Yang. We introduced two of Shanghai’s most important historic parcels for study: the Dong Ba Kuai “shikumen” neighborhood of Jing’an District. Placing priority on the careful balance of historic preservation and revitalization, the student work featured here revolves around the theme of “Fashion” as one of the early industries in global urban revitalization and as an important factor in Shanghai’s history. Students: Gao Zhou, Wang Yu Ting, Zhang Jin Yi, Guo Qiu Hua, Huang Na Wei and Ka Na Ku Ya (Marvin). HDC visiting critics: Tim Geisler and Marco Egidi. Teaching Assistant: Delta Li

Meili Wellness Resort, Yunnan, China

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The hot springs resort town of Tengchong in southern Yunnan Province affords unique opportunities for vacationers to relax and enjoy the mountain scenery. The owner of this exclusive guest house is a green wall manufacturer from Beijing who seeks a great investment in China’s hinterlands. Featuring the latest in green energy management and attention to local and regional materials, this resort sets a new benchmark for the region.

Shanghai Renewal Center, Shanghai, China

LC_2701 Commercial, Community Initiative, Education, Post-Secondary, F&B, Institutional, Multi-Purpose

The Renewal Center is dedicated to supporting non-governmental organizations in Shanghai. In May 2015 HDC collaborated with Foster + Partners to develop ideas for how to transform the Center’s space. “…The results are fantastic. It not only expands the space for our vital drop-in services, it helps us use our space more efficiently. And as a wonderful bonus, it’s just …

Makkan Restaurant, Shanghai, China

LC_2701 Commercial, F&B, Multi-Purpose, Private, Retail, Dining & Entertainment

Inspired by the memory of travel and food, this restaurant’s design stems from fusion of middle eastern and Chinese patterns. Applying the transformation of abstracted shaped of primary geometries the interior partition screens are designed to provide privacy in the dining niches. The core of the restaurant inspired by the cave carvings of the deserts of Xinjiang serves as a …

Odyssey School, Denver, Colorado

LC_2701 Community Initiative, Education, K-12, F&B, Institutional, Multi-Purpose

The school’s teaching philosophy is to provide expeditionary learning. Hyperform’s design proposal reflects the Odyssey School’s core values and ideas, envisioning the campus as a venue and landscape for adventure, focused on students’ health, artistic expression and social needs. Open air classrooms, performance stage, group circles, rich natural elements in the playground, synthetic art, a challenge course, sensory habitat garden, active wetlands, …