Ares Partners and Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

ARES Partners
ARES Partners was founded in 2007 in Shanghai. It begins with an insistence on design excellence and a belief of Architecture and Interior Design are inseparable. We believe that a small and professional practice will flourish outside the confines of a large corporation and provide better service to its clients.
The philosophy of the practice is to seek innovative and functional design solutions to each challenge. Through the rendering of space, light and natural materials complement a project’s programmatic needs and spatial characteristics.
In additions, urban context, building technology, craft and details along with meaningful client dialogue, work to meet the budget and schedule are all as primary parts of the process. We believe that authenticity, creativity and effective execution and proficient management are the keys to a successful project.

Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects
Based in Shanghai, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects (ALYA) works to improve the built-environment in an honest, meaningful and sustainable way. Their core values are firmly rooted in the local while embracing forces of the global. They approach each project with a high level of clarity, methodology, and experimentation. Since founding we have always aimed to produce the highest quality of public works and private commissions that are both forward-thinking and research-based. Amongst our early projects were the acclaimed Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai MoCA), Nanjing Rd. Pedestrian Kiosks, and Qingpu Environmental Monitoring Station. Some of our recent and current works include a mixed-use complex involving manufacturing, design, conferencing, dining and clean-energy facilities for an automobile R&D park, a public elementary school designed to represent the fabric of a canal-town, an accelerating production building adjacent to a high-speed rail track, a farmhouse renovated boutique hotel nestled within the rural Li River valley in Guangxi, a water-front brown field re-development masterplan, and within that masterplan an ecological sports park grown directly out of a dumpsite of waste building materials. As a fully independent and privately-owned professional practice, we have establish a long-term partnership of technical consultancy and international collaborators, with a strong emphasis on cross-displinary design integration for our professional services.

Main projects Ares Partners:
– Yun LU Resort, Xinping, Guilin
– HOW Center Headquarter Office, Shanghai
– The Sino-British College USST Shanghai Campus expansion and renovation
– Nanjing Development Zone Administrative Service Center, Nanjing
– Sino Century Investment Company Shanghai Office Interior, Shanghai
– ChangJia Land Exhibition Center, Changshu
– Sigma Film Club, Shanghai (Collaboration: Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects)
– Shanghai Racquet Club & Apartments, Renovation and Expansion, Shanghai
– Channel News Asia Shanghai Office Interior, Shanghai
– Baccarat Flagship Store in Shanghai IFC tower, Shanghai

Main projects Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects:
– Shanghai ZhangJiang IC Harbour Huaxin Wisdom Park (Collaboration: Atelier Archmixing) – 2012-16
– Shanghai Jiangqiao Riverfront Aite Park (Collaboration: CHORA)- 2014-15
– Nanjing Zijin Tech-biz Zone Startup Area Pilot Plant Area – 2012-15
– Shanghai Anting Autotown R&D Harbour – 2010-15
– Shanghai Wuyuan Rd. Studio Renovation – 2014
– Guangxi Xingping Yunlu Resort (Collaboration: ARES Partners) – 2013-14
– Shanghai Jiading Xiangdong Clubhouse Facade Renovation and Landscape – 2010- 12
– Shanghai Qingpu Yu Cai Bridge – 2010-11
– Qingpu Environmental Monitoring Station – 2009-11
– Guan Shu Yuan Hutong NO.18 Renovation – 2010

Work in progress Ares Partners:
– Old Factory Renovation
– HOW Private Museum, Shanghai, China
– Boutique Hotel, Northern Guilin, China
– Lake Spring Resort, Jiangsu, China
– Private Residence – Renovation and New Addition, Shanghai, China
– Boutique Resort in SHE Ethnic area, China
– Boutique Hotel- Conversion from a Rice Barn

Work in progress Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects:
– Beijing XiDian Sales Centre
– Shenzhen Vanke LiuXianDong Greenarea Plot 06-05 (Collaboration: OWA/ One Design/ Fans’ Studio)
– Shanghai Dishui Lake Sailing Club
– Shanghai Zhangjiang Middle Area Kindergarten
– Shanghai Shenyao Art Centre and Boutique Hotel
– Shanghai Anting Autotown Primary School
– Shanghai ZhangJiang IC Harbour Plot 1 (Collaboration: Atelier Archmixing)

Project selected for Archmarathon: YunLu Eco-Resort