Our roundup continues with the best brick projects of the year, including two artist collaborations, UK’s best housing project of 2021 and a Holocaust Memorial.
1. Schindler City by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Located in Jiading, just outside of Shanghai’s city centre, Schindler City is a new 32,5000 square meter headquarters designed by Neri&Hu for the world-renowned elevator manufacturer Schindler. Containing offices, factories, warehouses, research facilities, and a showroom, the architects sought to overcome the sense of isolation and vastness that characterizes many industrial facilities by emphasizing human scale landscape elements and public spaces throughout the project.