Quito, a city of coexisting contrasts influenced by its diverse ecosystems, ethnicities and traditions, is the capital of Ecuador and a UNESCO world heritage site, which features the best-preserved and least altered historic center in South America. MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has revealed its first mix-use project “Qondesa” in Quito. Soon to
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong presented the installation “Momentum” in the main atelier of Milan Design Week 2023, in collaboration with Interni and AXA IM ALTS. Momentum seeks to freeze the moment of art creation, with the simplest cube is used as a carrier to undertake different forms of art expression. Momentum, exhibited during
Ma Yansong was invited by Guangdong Nanhai Art Field to complete an art installation named “Timeless Beacon” in Taiping Xu, Nanhai, Guangdong province of China. The design renovated Taiping market, known as the largest abandoned building in Taiping Xu, a once bustling fair established in the late Ming Dynasty and flourished for centuries until the 1980s
MAD Architects, Led by Ma Yansong, was commissioned by the Rotterdam, Netherlands-based Droom en Daad Foundation again, to make an initial design that turn the riverfront Provimi warehouse into a new cultural destination, the Danshuis (Dutch language for “the Dance House”). The project is intended to be equipped with professional dance studios, theaters, exhibition spaces
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, and in collaboration with China Airport Planning & Design Institute Co., Ltd. and Beijing Institute of Architectural Design Co., Ltd. has won an international competition for the design of Changchun “Longjia” International Airport Terminal 3 in China. The overall site has a footprint of 177.6-hectare, and a total building
Blueprint Beijing, the concluding exhibition of the first Beijing Biennial (2022) – curated by Ma Yansong and co-organized by MAD Architects – officially opened on January 13, 2023. Installation view, Blueprint Beijing As the architecture section of the Beijing Biennial, the exhibition invites 20 main participating architects/artists from around the globe, presenting their
Set along the western boundary of the Milano Innovation District (MIND) — a recently developed neighborhood bringing together cutting-edge scientific research and education, business, and leisure facilities northwest of central Milan, Italy — led by Chinese Architect Ma Yansong, MAD Architects has unveiled renderings of a monumental gateway complex. Named the MoLo (short for Mobility
On August 10, 2022, MAD Architects and Echigo-Tsumari Art Field will jointly present an online event “A Voyage to Ma Yansong MAD’s Tunnel of Light” on the occasion of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022. The event will be premiered on YouTube. With a series of talks and on-site scenery video essay, it unveils the project’s design
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has unveiled the design of their latest project; “The Eyes of Sanxingdui” for the Sanxingdui Ancient Shu Cultural Heritage Museum. The project sees MAD place a cluster of scattered wooden structures above the dense greens and clear waters of the ancient landscape. The new buildings merge with the existing
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, and in collaboration with the China Academy of Building Research (CASR) have won an international competition for the design of the Cuntan International Cruise Centre in Chongqing, China. The project site, currently a cargo terminal covering 66,000 square meters, is located in Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area. The site and
MAD Rhapsody documents the designs of Ma Yansong’s avant-garde architecture firm MAD Architects, which has offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, and Rome. With photographs, drawings, and models, the book—the firm’s second monograph—highlights 23 projects from 2004 to today, both built and in-process, and spanning civic, mixed-use, residential, and commercial buildings, as well as art
On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2021, Ma Yansong and MAD Architects unveil three new projects: the large-scale art installation “Freedom” within the Cortile d’Onore; “Meteor,” Ma’s interpretation of Dior’s iconic Medallion Chair, presented at Palazzo Citterio; and Gu Table, a collaboration with Sawaya & Moroni, building on their previous work together on the
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, unveils their design for the Hainan Science and Technology Museum in Haikou City, Hainan. Located on Haikou’s west coast, surrounded by sports stadiums and a National Wetland Park, the museum is MAD’s second major public project in Hainan following the Cloudscape of Haikou, which opened in April
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has unveiled their design for the Aranya “Cloud Center” in Qinhuangdao, China. Situated close to the scenic Beidaihe coastline in northeastern China, the building is designed to appear as a “floating cloud by the sea”. Upon completion, the scheme will offer a new multi-purpose public space for Aranya — one of China’s most vibrant seaside arts and culture communities.
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has released their design for the Jiaxing Civic Center. The scheme marks the latest important public project in Jiaxing City designed by MAD, after their design for the Jiaxing Train Station was unveiled earlier this year.
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has announced the opening of the Cloudscape of Haikou on the southern tip of China. A unique urban public and cultural space for citizens and visitors to Haikou, this flowing, sculptural concrete form was named as one of the “most anticipated architecture projects of 2021” by The Times of London.
MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, participated in an international design competition for the Zhuhai Cultural Arts Center, where they proposed a solution titled “Village Under the Dome”.
The project is scheduled to be completed and operational in the Spring of 2021.
Having begun construction at the end of 2019, the project is expected to be completed by July 1st. 2021.
Yabuli Entrepreneurs’ Congress Center, designed by MAD Architects, is nearing completion. Nestled in the snow-covered mountains of Northeastern China, the project was commissioned by the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum (Yabuli CEF), one of China’s most influential business organizations. November 18th to 20th saw the venue’s opening ceremony and its first event, the Yabuli CEF’s 20th annual conference, attended by over 600 entrepreneurs.
MAD’s Gu Chair is presented along with another 11 Chinese leading designers’ works as a special section in the exhibition “Design and the Wondrous”.
In 2017, MAD Architects was commissioned to design a kindergarten next to a senior citizens’ apartment in Beijing, reflecting the client’s “intergenerational integration” ethos that blends pre-school education and elder care. The subject site, covering an area of 9,275 square meters, consisted of an original 18th century Siheyuan courtyard, an adjacent replica courtyard built in the 1990s, and a four-story modern building. Following its completion at the end of 2019, the kindergarten now serves as a pre-school education space for 390 children aged from 1.5 to 6 years old.
MAD Architects’ first cultural project in Europe, the FENIX Museum of Migration, has broken ground in Rotterdam. The project was commissioned by the Droom en Daad Foundation.