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by Peter Ruge Architekten
6 projects.

Peter Ruge Architekten is an international architectural and urban design firm with offices in Berlin, Germany and Hangzhou, China.

Prof. Peter Ruge runs the company and has over 20 years experience realizing buildings and urban developments across Europe and Asia. He is an certified Passive House Designer.

He has lectured at various locations. Currently he teaches Sustainable Design at Hochschule Anhalt / Dessau Institute of Architecture (Bauhaus) and he is a visiting professor at the Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in Hangzhou.

For Peter Ruge Architekten a wide range of prospects has opened up concerning sustainable optimization of existing portfolios, residential developments and city planning.

In addition to various awards, three projects of Peter Ruge have been awarded with a national certification for sustainable architecture.

Congress Center
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Façade planning Congress Centre City of Hangzhou, China

As the new central form of the main administration building of the City of Hangzhou, capital of Zheijing Province, the Congress Centre resembles a large precious stone.

The Zheijang Province is known for its tea producing region. To express the building’s regional characteristics, design of the façade is based on the superimposed configurations of the tea cultivation pathways and the planting nets. As a result, the building is enveloped by a multi-layered fabric, giving it a true architectural plasticity. Seen from a distance, the façade appears like a rigid volume, but dissolves into a network of structures and levels on approach.

Completion: 2010

SizeGFA: 20.000 sqm

Client: Administration Department City of Hangzhou

Architect: Pysall Ruge Architekten

Façade’s consultant: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner

Project partner: DBH Stadtplanungs GmbH, Hangzhou, Prof. Wang Xiaosong, José Maria Cantalapiedra Alonso

General Planning Civic Center: TJADRI (Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co. Ltd.)

Photos: Jan Siefke