For over a thousand years Mount Emei has persisted as one of the most deeply spiritual places in China and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The revered ground upon which our site sits has a rich history itself – through the centuries, this land was once an impressive monastery, the site of several historic battles, and a stopping point along many pilgrimage and trade routes. While any built remnants of the past no longer remain on site, its very emptiness is powerfully suggestive of all of its fabled memories. Three years ago, Neri&Hu won the design competition and took up the challenge of designing a distillery and home for Pernod Ricard’s first whisky in China, an opportunity to create a timeless architecture that speaks to the core values of a visionary new brand as well as the material and cultural heritage it aspires to sustain.
The essence of the countryside is production, and in the planning of the whole village, we attach great importance to the layout of the production space. In 2019, an entrepreneur from Chengdu planned to relocate her factory from the city to Xiaoshi Village, a place with beautiful mountains, to promote the concept of green food. The idea of a “shared factory” was then devised to provide the village and town food craftsmen with the equipment to make their products and the quality control standards and channels to bring them to the market, modernizing the craft and solving the problems of labor and traditional craft heritage.
The building is situated in the small bavarian town of Lauterhofen in the Upper Palatine region and was built in the 16th to 17th centuries. It was temporarily used as a malthouse and has been deserted for a long time. Plans to tear it down to make room for a parking spot, have been discarded at the last minute when the town of Lauterhofen made the decision to purchase the malthouse and bring it back to life.
Review: From beer factory to “Party Pier.” ZHUJIANG BEER is one of a local famous and influential bran in Guangzhou, China, and part of the citizens’ memory, which witness the city’s development， and the enterprise is finding a way to transform and upgrade itself. Through the practical projects like these, CNS has been continuously working to protect and revitalize the industrial heritages in Guangzhou for more than ten years. Before the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010, CNS designed and renovated the factory’s Coal Transportation plants to “Party Pier”, a waterfront bar street along with many cultural-leisure programs, which later became a highlight in Guangzhou’s nightlife and attracted fashioned and creative youths. The waterfront Railway brought even more people after the “Party Pier” station was set.
Changshu is a vital textile industry gathering centre in China. In the city development process, textile workshop, represented by textile manufacturing sites, becomes the essential architectural type in the city. Changshu embroidered garment factory founded in 1979. It entirely moved to Haiyu South Road No.77 and started a glorious time in the city centre. With the rapid development of Chinese society, giving way to consumption, earth-shaking changes have taken place in industries and cities over the past few decades, which have led to the complete transformation of urban-architecture functions. Benefiting from the particular location advantages, the operation mode of the Jiangnan embroidery garment factory has gradually changed from production management to building rental, and the buildings have been used continuously and frequently. However, with the excessive use, the buildings are damaged and the infrastructure is old, which makes the buildings gradually become a negative space in the downtown. In 2019, Changshu Jiangnan Group started the transformation and renovation on the factory’s existing basis to awaken its vitality and value.
“Bright Up” is the origin space, allowing extraordinary aesthetics to coexist with daily life.
Duichuan Village once named Dui Village, got the name from the original settlement of Huangs and Xies during the Ming dynasty: these two families situated themselves on the westmost and eastmost edge of the village. Since first built and inaugurated in 1951, Duichuan Tea Yards went through three times name change till it settles with the name as it is now. The tea factory was one of the most productive tea yards in the Pearl River Delta region, the Duichuan Tea produced was in fashion for a while and got exported to Hong Kong, Macao, and Southeast Asia.
The project is a biotechnology factory located in the city of Eusébio, in the Metropolitan Area of Fortaleza. The building’s implementation was based on the location of large trees on the site and a possible future widening of the access road, which placed it far from the frontal limit and configured its four-layered conformation around a courtyard. In addition, the side of the total terrain has been released for future extensions.
The project site is located along the Gallipoli-Izmir expressway near the Candarli port in Izmir Turkey. Lasting a total of 8 years, the design and construction process had a transformative effect on our perception of the manufacturing process and the workplace design and its organization.
The Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) is a part of a Ready-Made garments (RMG) complex in a brownfield site banked by the river Shitalakhya. Muslin Cotton Mills was a state-owned industry established during the 1950s which was auctioned off to a private industrialist in 2013, to be redeveloped. The previous industrial presence had led to extreme groundwater depletion in the area as well as river pollution due to direct effluent discharge.