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  • Project Title

    Tower of Bricks

  • Winning Firm

    Interval Architects

  • Lead Designer

    Oscar KO, Yunduan GU

  • Awarded

  • Project Link
  • Project Location
    Hebei, China
  • Project Status
  • Completion Date
    December, 2018
  • Project web link
  • Client
    Hengshui Botanic Park

  • Other Credits

The bricks used in the project is no longer bricks burnt of soil due to the lack of agricultural land in China and other pollution problems. Instead we used a kind of brick that was burnt of shale which was much more environmental-friendly. While the spatial composition of the new architecture has a reference to the brick kiln existed before, the new building promotes the notion of sustainability.

Interval Architects is a Shanghai-based architecture design practice co-founded by Oscar KO and GU Yunduan. The practice critically examines issues relating to urbanism, architecture and the environment. We believe that architecture should possess qualities that reflect specificities of its context and become a spatial production that belongs to a certain place and time. The practice has completed several representative projects including Tower of Bricks, Raffles Kindergarten Complex and 1/2 stadium.

Other prizes
AustraliaThe Design Studio category-Shortlist UKEmerging Practice of the Year-Silver Prize USAInstitutional Architecture category-Small Firm of the Year UKEmerging Architect of the Year category-Longlist USAShanghai|Beijing Shortlist GermanyBest of Best & Winner USAWinner USASpecial Mention ItalyHonorable mention JapanShortlist UK Shortlist

Credits: Overlooking east facade by the lake / zhi Geng