One of four structures on the rooftop of the newly restored Longfu Temple in Beijing, China, that recreate the architecture of the original 15th century temple built during the Ming dynasty. Photo: Simon Song

David Hockney in the house: Beijing temple’s revival starts with art museum – Shanghai Xintiandi restorer talks us through the project

  • Longfu Temple, near the Forbidden City, is being turned into a new cultural destination by Tony Wong, who overcame doubts about its feng shui
  • M Woods Museum opened there as part of the project, with a show of works by British artist Hockney; a recreation of original Ming dynasty temple adorns a roof
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One of four structures on the rooftop of the newly restored Longfu Temple in Beijing, China, that recreate the architecture of the original 15th century temple built during the Ming dynasty. Photo: Simon Song
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A sweeping staircase at the award-winning West Kowloon Station leads up to a plaza and is a place for social connection and greenery. Long curves and steps to the landscaped roof summon a spirit of nature. Photo: Paul Warchol

Architect of Hong Kong’s high-speed rail terminus West Kowloon Station on his award-winning creation

  • As station moves into its second year, Aedas global design principal Andrew Bromberg starts picking up accolades for his visionary steel-and-glass design
  • The station has been hailed for bringing jaw-dropping steel curves, open green spaces and commuter connection to a congested city
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A sweeping staircase at the award-winning West Kowloon Station leads up to a plaza and is a place for social connection and greenery. Long curves and steps to the landscaped roof summon a spirit of nature. Photo: Paul Warchol
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