Situated in Liyang, the city 70km southeast of Nanjing, New 4th Army Jiangnan Headquarter Exhibition Hall was built to memory the history of New 4th Army leaded by Communist Party during last 30’s.

Taking a pragmatic problem-solving approach to architecture is the AZL signature. ‘Design should be concerned with solving problems with the most reasonable and direct way of construction,’ says Zhang explaining that this strategy should be applicable to everything from small houses to the large-scale urban expansion.

Mindful that the consumption of resources also needs to be kept in check, AZL’s work uses ‘ordinary materials like brick and concrete in their specific context and location.

From Travel with Frank Gehry.


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