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Beijing / Shanghai (EXPO 2010)


1ST DAY – 2ND DAY / 25 & 26 August 2010
Gathering at the airport of Athens at 16:30.
Flight to Beijing.
Dinner at the QUANJUDE Roast Duck Restaurant.

3RD DAY / 27 August 2010
All day sight-seeing tour of the 3.000 year-old Beijing.
Visit Tienanmen square in the Forbidden City.
Lunch at a local restaurant in the old town.
Visit to the Summer Palace.

Visit to the buildings:
CNOOC Headquarters by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
New Poly Plaza by SOM
CYTS Plaza by Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP)

4TH DAY / 28 August 2010
All day excursion to the 2.000 year-old “Long Wall of a Thousand Miles” as the Chinese call the Great Wall.

Visit the Commune by the Great Wall.
Technical Tour to the unique buildings of the hotel complex, designed by various Asian Architects.

Visit to the buildings:
Linked Hybrid by Steven Holl
New U.S Embassy Complex by SOM
CAFA Art Museum by Arata Isozaki
798 Art Factory

5TH DAY / 29 August 2010
Free day-architectural program.

Visit to the buildings:
Sanlitun Village by Sako Architects
The Opposite House by Kengo Kuma
SOHO Shangdu by LAB Architecture Studio
CCTV Headquarters by OMA
China World Trade Center Tower III by SOM
Jianwai SOHO by Riken Yamamoto
Bird’s Nest by Herzog & de Meuron
Water Cube by PTW Architects

6TH DAY / 30 August 2010
Free day-architectural program.

Visit to the buildings:
Bank of China Head Office Building by Pei Partnership Architects
State Power Distribution Center by ECADI
Global Finance & News Center
National Grand Theatre by Paul Andreu

Meeting of ArchiTeam and MAD Architects in their office.

Visit to the Hutong Bubble 32 Inoteca by MAD Architects.

7TH DAY / 31 August 2010
Transport to the airport and morning flight to beautiful Shanghai.
Free day.

8TH DAY / 01 September 2010
Free day-architectural program.

Technical tour at the Shanghai World Financial Center with the contribution of CTBUH.

Visit to the buildings:
Jin Mao Tower by SOM
Bank of China Tower
One Lujiazui
Bocom Financial Towers
China Insurance Building
Oriental Pearl TV Tower by Shanghai Modern Architectural Design
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Meeting of the group with ECADI Architects and visit to their offices.

Visit to the buildings:
Museum of Contemporary Art by Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects
JW Hotel
Grand Theatre
Shanghai Museum
Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
Shimao International Plaza
Radison New World Hotel
Nanjing Rd Pedestrian Kiosks by Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

9TH DAY / 02 September 2010
Visit to the EXPO site

10TH DAY / 03 September 2010
Visit to the EXPO site

11TH DAY / 04 September 2010
Visit at the Jade Buddha Temple.
Visit to the M50 Chunming Art Industrial Park.
Visit to the open-air market in the district of “Happy Garden”, the actual translation of Yu Garden.
Lunch at the Lubolang.

Visit to the buildings:
BEITU Architectural Bookstore
Sino French Center by Atelier Z+
The cromatic egg
Shanghai International Cruise Terminal by Sparch

12TH DAY / 05 September 2010
All day excursion to the beautiful town of Suzhou on the mouth of the Yangtze river and on the shore of Taihu lake.
Visit to the Suzhou Museum by  Pei Partnership Architects.

Visit to the Bund, one of the most recognizable symbols of architecture in Shanghai.

13TH DAY / 06 September 2010
Free day-architectural program.

Visit of ArchiTeam  to the Tongji University and meeting with several professors of Architecture.

Visit to the buildings:
Oriental Art Center by Paul Andreu
Shanghai Museum of Science
The Oriental Light Sculpture

Departure from the hotel at 20:00 and transport to the Pudong International Airport.

Flight back to Athens and Thessaloniki.