Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2005
269_MO_0503_502
269_MO_0503_502
269_CI_0504_504_south
269_CI_0504_504_south
269_CI_0504_503_CENTER_VOID
269_CI_0504_503_CENTER_VOID

Process

The Film Academy is to be built at one of China’s most beautiful beaches with its driftwood and rock formations. The architects visit the site with Ai Weiwei.

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269_SI_0502_036
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269_EV_0503_015
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269_RFnl_0502_016
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269_RFnl_0504_046

Sketches, drawings, and photomontages show the layout of the buildings for the enormously complex brief of the Film Academy.

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269_MO_0502_005
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269_MO_0502_011
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269_CI_0502_056

The specified elements are cut out of foam, laid out, and assembled in clusters.

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269_MO_050301_048_K
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269_MO_050401_104_QIN
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269_MO_050301_095_K
269_CI_050501_008_REP
269_CI_050501_008_REP
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269_CI_050501_009_REP
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269_CI_050501_011_rep
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269_CI_050501_002_rep
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269_MO_050401_06_AERIAL

Studies on the connections and structural engineering of the individual blocks.

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269_DT_050401_502_cores
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269_DR_050501_502_Pile-A_Option_B-2_001
269_DT_050401_503_CORES_cantelever
269_DT_050401_503_CORES_cantelever
269_MO_0506_070_027-MOb
269_MO_0506_070_027-MOb
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269_MO_0506_017_006-MOc
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269_MO_0506_012_005-MOa
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269_MO_0506_071_027-MOb
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269_MO_1502_026-MOc

The brief divided into three units; studies on pile A (bottom right) addressing important functions on the coast.

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269_DR_0506_501_Masterplan
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269_DR_050501_503_Pile-A_Option_B-2_002
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269_DR_0506_504_All-Piles_Option-B-2

Cross section of pile A.

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269_PA_0504_501_SectElev

Large-scale models. A micro camera provides realistic impressions of the interior.

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269_MO_0503_006
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269_MO_0503_004
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269_VD_0504_02m02s
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269_MO_0504_500
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269_MO_050301_509_K
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269_MO_0503_502

The project on concluding the feasibility study.

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269_CI_0504_504_south
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269_CI_0504_501_bird-eye
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269_CI_0504_502_east-street
269_CI_0504_503_CENTER_VOID
269_CI_0504_503_CENTER_VOID

Realization of the Film Academy by Chinese firms without Herzog & de Meuron, but based on their ideas.

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269_RFCL_1410_702
269_RFCL_1107_701
269_RFCL_1107_701
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269_SI_1001_002

Team

Facts

In Collaboration With
Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client
Qingdao Omnipresent Culture Development Corporation Limited, Qingdao Economic & Technical Development Zone, China
Planning
Architect Planning: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure, Heinrich Schnetzer, Basel, Switzerland
Mechanical Engineering: Waldhauser Haustechnik AG, Basel, Switzerland
Building Data
Site Area: 3'659'726 sqft, 340'000 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 2'459'335 sqft, 228'480 sqm

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007. The Complete Works. Volume 6.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2018.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2007.” 2nd rev. ed. Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 2007.

Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.): “Architecture and Urbanism. Herzog & de Meuron 2002-2006.” Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 08.2006