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Recent decades’ economic advancement in China has boosted rapidly growing demands of better education. When coupled with the huge population base, it triggered the frenzy of building newer and ever larger schools for primary and secondary education in the last few years. These gigantic new schools often have to be designed and built at once with record breaking speed, instead of growing and expanding naturally as traditionally how a school would have developed.

This project is a story about how industrial relics are reincarnated through art in a new era of city development. A group of decommissioned oil tanks, a pool for fire-fighting, and the site they sit on – previously Longhua airport on a prime stretch of Huangpu River, are preserved and transformed into an urban park. The tanks are turned from containers of oil to containers of art and life. While paying tribute to the site’s industrial past, the new art park aims to create new urban life by reestablishing the link among art, nature and the city.



Over the past decade, theaters have sprung up everywhere in China in tandem with the country’s economic boom and rapid urbanization. Most have extravagant appearances but single functions and monotonous spaces, and they are often detached from the public and real urban life, becoming a tremendous waste of public resources. OPEN won the competition to design the first theater in Pingshan, a new urban district in Shenzhen municipality. This gave us a chance to take a critical look at the development of Chinese theaters and to explore new possibilities.


OPEN协助甲方改写和重新组合了任务书,将“正式”的剧院功能,和“非正式”的市民文化教育活动及商业功能结合起来,还增加了一个小型的黑盒子表演空间 (black box theater) 以灵活地满足小型演出的需求。通过打破通常剧院功能单一的局面,使其成为复合的表演艺术中心和真正的公民建筑,并实现运营上的可持续性。

North of Beijing, in a valley famous for hosting remnants of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall—a Chapel of Sound.





Two hundred years ago, Henry David Thoreau withdrew from society and moved to Walden alone to reflect upon the nature of simple living.
Today, as we live and get lost in a world of consumption and environmental crises, what are our essential needs?
At House Vision, OPEN x XIAOMI challenge the conventions of living space and propose new possibilities for the future.
Perhaps the house is not just a stable architectural endpoint, but an industrial product that is portable and transferable.

House Vision为OPEN建筑事务所和小米提供了一个宝贵契机,去共同开启一场关于未来生活的探索实验,

Two art museums on a quiet beach along the coast of Bohai Bay in northern China: one hidden in the sand dunes, like mysterious caves; one rising out of the sea, like a solitary rock. A long walkway in between connects the sand and the sea, the art and the people. The two museums create a silent dialogue by the sea.


On a quiet beach along the coast of northern China’s Bohai Bay, the UCCA Dune Art Museum is carved into the sand, where it gently disappears.

This is an exceptional exhibition design, fittingly corresponds to the large-scale group exhibition’s theme: The New Normal.


This is an art installation OPEN designed for the “Soul of City” Exhibition at Marmomac 2017, which invited designers from seven different countries to collaborate with some of Italy’s finest stone manufacturers and interpret their own understanding of the given theme, using a single building material – natural stone. The exhibition would only last four days, and stone is a rather heavy building material.

这是OPENMarmomac 2017 里的“Soul of City (城市的灵魂)”展览而设计的艺术装置。展览邀请了7组不同国家的设计师,与意大利最顶尖的石材生产厂商合作,运用石材进行创作,诠释自己对“城市灵魂”的理解。

Tsinghua Ocean Center, a laboratory and office building for the newly established deep ocean research base of Tsinghua University’s Graduate School, is located at the eastern end of the campus in Shenzhen Xili University Town, right next to the main campus entrance.


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