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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Shanghai's Icon Architecture - REN Building


After the Beijing Olympics, everybody has seen many impressive architectures just like the Bird's Nest Stadium, the Water Cube and on.

The Ren building is a proposal for a hotel, sports and conference center for the “Better City, Better Life” 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. The building is conceived as two buildings merging into one. The two buildings meet in a 1000 room hotel, a building for living.


The first building, emerging from the water, is devoted to the activities of the body, and houses the sports and water culture center. The building becomes the Chinese sign for 'The People', and a recognizable landmark for the World Expo in China.



The building takes its form from the Chinese character for person 人 (”ren”) and combines two buildings (one symbolic of mind and the other symbolic of body). We love the poetic inspiration that reflects both site and cultural sensitivity.


6 comments:

frugalfergie said...

Wow, those are some beautiful designs. Architecture never ceases to amaze!

cynthi@ said...

Very meaningful ~ "Ren" signifies the Chinese communities and also built in the Chinese land!

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Safa Alzarouni said...

the building is so beautiful architecturlly , but I can't imagin the structure how it would be . and what element will support the central of the two building .