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

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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.

MoBar On-Demand Cinemas, Shanghai, China

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MoBar holds the patent for a unique craft beer vending product, and is leveraging it to create a unique entertainment experience in Shanghai’s Xuhui District. Their passion for craft beer and American memorabilia led us to settle on a googie style treatment. Adjoined to one of the city’s new 1,000-unit “talent apartment” compounds, this cinema provides the area’s premier entertainment amenity.

Storefront Initiative, Denver, Colorado

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We founded Denver’s Storefront Initiative as a major step in the revival of Denver’s historic but underutilized mixed-use neighborhoods in 2009 and following. By installing vibrant graphics with educational messages on the role of design in the community, we empowered recovering neighborhoods and made historic commercial streets safer.

Disney’s Wandering Moon Restaurant, Shanghai, China

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In China’s classical age there lived a beautiful poet traveler named Wandering Moon. From her travels she brought home with her stories, music and artwork which she lovingly placed in her home. In time she opened her home to travelers as a tea house. As it grew in popularity she added dining rooms, each based on a place she had …

Shanghai Renewal Center, Shanghai, China

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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 …