The Ark Activity Center was One of the Twelve Dezeen Chinese architecture projects completing in the Year of the Rabbit

January 20, 2023

As China prepares to celebrate Chinese New Year tomorrow, we round up the 12 most anticipated architecture projects set to complete in the country this year. 

After the government scrapped its zero-Covid policy at the end of last year, a flurry of high-profile architecture projects in China are now expected to open soon having suffered long delays during three years of lockdowns. 

The list includes a library modelled on a gingko forest, a museum in the form of a giant yin-yang symbol, and an activity centre that looks like an alien spacecraft. 

Buro Ziyu Zhuang describes its new landmark in Ulanqab as appearing like "an alien craft fell from space". The Ark Activity Centre's sloping form contrasts with the vast flatland of the site. 

A series of openings on the surface of the building, as well as an open viewing platform on the roof, will offer visitors a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.