August 23, 2021

Shifting slabs at different heights create public elevated squares and viewing platforms. 

August 19, 2021

The Living Bridge community center has multiple long bridges connecting four buildings with different functions over multiple levels. 

August 16, 2021

A colored staircase zigzags across all five floors of the community center project creating a multilevel streetscape.

August 13, 2021

This axonometric diagram shows the main design strategy for the Re-Veil factory transformation: investigate the original distinctive elements of the factory and insert minimum architectural interventions.

August 9, 2021

The east side of the original factory façade was concealed by a dense grid wall structure of an office extension. Superimpose proposed removing all the interior subdivisions of the extension, revealing the original factory façade and structure of the extension and made this the main entrance of the Exhibition Centre.

August 8, 2021

Superimpose embraced the original architectural qualities of the factories by overlaying them with carefully considered and minimalistic modifications and interventions. 

August 5, 2021

Superimpose designed the ‘Re-veil’ and saved industrial heritage from demolition. Due to economic pressure, the client of this project and local authorities planned a completely new urban development on this site, ignoring the actual added value of the factory heritage. The concept of cultural heritage as added value to the surrounding developments, owned by the same client, generated vision alignment and convinced both authorities and client to preserve and revitalise the heritage into a “Cultural Hub”. 

July 30, 2021

Co-founding partner, Ruben Bergambagt, presented four ‘superstrategies’ in the work of Superimpose Architecture at the Interni Magazine design talk in Guangzhou. As part of the design talk series, Ruben explained how we use our strategies to design healthy spaces, new living models for a circular economy. Superimpose presented alongside with Kokai Studios, Akeatek Design Studio and Gensler.

July 14, 2021

The red staircases become the iconic highlight of the building promoting physical exercise and social interaction.

July 6, 2021

By designing the Well Living Lab in such a way that it reflects and adapts the WELL standards in the simplest and most effective way, Superimpose aims to contribute and facilitate improving health and wellbeing for future office and residential developments in China and beyond.

July 1, 2021

In order to create an open reconfigurable plan-layout which allows for different experiment conditions and to optimize sun-exposure, both escape stairs together with building core are placed at the northern side of the building. These building elements together with a canopy and rotatable rooftop lab are designed as individual elements and together express a ‘plug-in’ massing concept.

June 28, 2021

Superimpose’s responsibility was creating a WELL and LEED certified building and to use low-tech solutions to create a flexible and optimised environment to facilitate and conduct research.

June 25, 2021

The Well Living Lab in Beijing is a Sino-American collaboration between Delos, Mayo Clinic and Sino Ocean Group, bringing together building science, behavioural science and health science. The Laboratory will provide controlled and simulated indoor environments that mimic indoor office environments and residential living spaces to conduct innovative human-centered research. The goal is to improve the impact that indoor environments have on human health, wellness, comfort, and performance.

June 24, 2021

Superimpose completes the WELL Living Lab: an adaptable Lab for human-centered research. One of the many things the recent epidemic situation has taught us, is that our buildings and interiors should become healthier, more adaptable to changing situations and that they should promote physical and mental well-being. Indoor wellbeing has been Superimpose’s focus already since 2016, when designing Asia’s first WELL Living Lab in Beijing. 

June 9, 2021

Superimpose has been invited to give a lecture among famous Dutch architecture firms including MVRDV, UNStudio and Mecanoo, to provide inspiration to the students of the Zhejiang University (ZJU) and architects at the UAD.

May 31, 2021

The fabric of the ‘Shadow Play’ is sculpted as a cone suspended from the ceiling to allow shadows to be casted differently. Together, the cones form an architectural composition.

May 28, 2021

As part of the Beijing Kids Design Week, Superimpose designed 'Shadow Play’. An installation meant for the young and for the adults to be playful.

May 27, 2021

Superimpose is transforming a basement of a Hangzhou mixed use development into an arcade inspired conference center. The 2,600 sqm interior project is currently under construction and will soon be completed.

May 16, 2021

Carolyn Leung presented four key projects by Superimpose architecture at the premier of the Netherlands Cultural Institute Online at the Aranya Art Center. We are very delighted to be invited by the Dutch embassy, Dutch Culture China, and share the stage with Next Architects and MAT Office.

May 14, 2021

Throughout the year, kids from Hangzhou and Shanghai will camp and learn about nature at Micr-Oand allow them to be part of a rural micro-community.

May 13, 2021

Superimpose’s Micr-O was awarded with a Bronze award at the 2017 DFA Design for Asia Awards in Hong Kong.

May 11, 2021

The external corridor blends with the surrounding bamboo forest and offers an alternative circulation route while activities are happening in the central patio. 

May 10, 2021

Superimpose’s Micr-O helps raising awareness about sustainable farming and promotes healthy living and outdoor activities. Micr-O is not only a learning platform for city dwellers, but it also supports a bottom up strategy to sustain farmers by promoting organic food production. Superimpose and the Sun Commune share the ambition to implement architecture as a tool for positive social change.

May 8, 2021

The white canvas ‘ring’ houses camping accommodation subdivided into segments by the three entrance points. A local canvas supplier donated the white canvas which illuminates at night and creates a beacon in the bamboo valley. 

May 6, 2021

Co-founding partner Carolyn Leung presented four key projects by Superimpose at the Roca Gallery in Beijing. As part of the Continuous Reflec(a)ction lecture series, the lecture is to raise awareness towards how the built environment can shape and improve our ever-changing living environment.

April 27, 2021

Superimpose designed a human-centered, accessible and sustainable business, exhibition and trading landmark in Ningbo. The site is located along a new ‘Central Park’ on the east, and a canal on the North and will be connected to the Pan Pacific Hotel located on the West of the site. Superimpose’s design recognizes the importance of the site in the new district and applies programmatic strategies to create a well-balanced and interconnected function-mix in between the project site and surrounding sites. 

April 26, 2021

Ningbo is known to be one of China’s most important trading cities and Ningbo–Zhoushan is is among the busiest ports in the world. From ancient times the rivers and sea near Ningbo were filled with typical Chinese sailing boats that once transported goods across the seas. These sailing boats were used as a source of inspiration for the project: The towers are situated as ‘sails’ on an elevated deck of retail whereas the new conference center carries a white screen curved façade reminiscent of the sails of these Chinese sailing boats. 

April 25, 2021

Creating an outstanding public realm which seemlessly intergrates green, work and leisure was Superimpose’s main goal during the design stage. In order to further achieve this goal, the on-site road system and office lobby car drop off zones are elevated to the second level of the development, keeping the ground floor nearly free of car circulation. At the same time, this strategy increases valuable retail exposure and accessibility of the ground floor.

April 15, 2021

Inside the pleasant and well-shaded courtyard, large floor openings open up the development towards basement level one. Together with the first and second floor, this basement level composes what Superimpose calls the ‘three ground floors’. This concept results in a dynamic interplay of levels which blurs the notion of a standard ground floor.

April 14, 2021

Superimpose designed a human-centered, accessible and sustainable business, exhibition and trading landmark in Ningbo. The unique design promotes a pedestrian friendly realm coexisting with a smart retail strategy, efficient tower location and smart plan layout. The design - which is called ‘the Ningbo Sails’ referring to Ningbo’s maritime past and present - was awarded second place out of eleven invited high-caliber contestants.

April 8, 2021

Superimpose used reclaimed materials to build Micr-O. Almost all building material is sourced from local and old demolished barns. The white semi translucent canvas reveals the reclaimed wood structure at night.

April 6, 2021

Micr-O is an elevated kids education camp building, keeping the ground nearly untouched and thus minimising the manmade impact on the valley. 

March 28, 2021

Micr-O’s central outdoor patio creates an enclosed platform to host learning activities and events. The white canvas ‘ring’ houses camping accommodation subdivided into segments by the three entrance points. The external corridor blends with the surrounding bamboo forest and offers an alternative circulation route while activities are happening in the central patio.

March 27, 2021

  Inside the Tai Yang Valley, the Sun Commune is a local initiative raising awareness of sustainable farming and promoting healthy living and outdoor activities. In the valley, Superimpose designed Micr-O, an education platform for the kids living in the surrounding cities, to learn about nature and to be part of the rural micro-community.

March 25, 2021

Superimpose breaks with conventional residential planning in Chinese industrial hinterland by creating three towers that reshape the living community for the post 80’s generation. 

March 24, 2021

A loft-concept has been applied in order to achieve more living space per square meter and a variety of unique balconies have been added to each residential unit in order to provide identity to the tower and valuable outdoor space to each inhabitant and unlike other nearby developments.

March 22, 2021

Superimpose responded to the context in both macro and micro scale with simple tools in order to improve usability, liveability, general appearance, and connectivity with the surrounding community. The plan layout intentionally opens up to the surrounding sites with schools, a hotel, cultural hubs, a hospital and the Re-Veil, a factory renovation also designed by Superimpose Architecture.

March 19, 2021

Superimpose convinced client and government to deviate from the standard approach in order to stand out and differ from classicistic European-style drab residential developments that are dominating the new-built residential skyline in China’s hinterland. Most importantly the design challenge was to target and appeal to a young generation.

March 17, 2021

Y-loft city photographed by @creatarimages located nearby a local street market. How should designers and clients collaborate and cherish existing cultural resources to create a new social life, new integrated communities and a new normal in the Chinese hinterland. This is a challenge Superimpose will continue to explore in the future.

March 16, 2021

Y-loft city photographed by @creatarimages located in its surrounding context of former bearing factories and local housing.

March 15, 2021

A loft-concept has been applied in order to achieve more living space per square meter and a variety of unique balconies have been added to each residential unit in order to provide identity to the tower and valuable outdoor space to each inhabitant.

March 14, 2021

Keeping the construction budget low was key to achieving an inexpensive and affordable development for the Y-generation. Superimpose designed the balconies as sculptural elements, this way the project could refrain from expensive façade materials and from poorly detailed façade beautifications often seen in surrounding developments.

March 13, 2021

The residential towers have been rotated, shaped and positioned to increase uninterrupted views out from each single living space while simultaneously orientating each apartment to maximized sunlight exposure. 

March 12, 2021

Superimpose architecture breaks with conventional residential planning in Chinese industrial hinterland by creating three white sculptural residential towers that reshape the living community for the post 80’s generation.

May 3, 2020

After the client noticed the Micr-O education center in Hangzhou, Superimpose was asked to design an experience centre for the small agriculture city of Hexi located in Jiangsu province. Hexi itself is famous for its sweet water crayfish industry and the H2O project is designed to promote the remote agricultural region and the crayfish farming industry. 

April 29, 2020

After the client noticed the Micr-O education center in Hangzhou, Superimpose was asked to design an experience centre for the small agriculture city of Hexi located in Jiangsu province. Hexi itself is famous for its sweet water crayfish industry and the H2O project is designed to promote the remote agricultural region and the crayfish farming industry. 

April 18, 2020

Superimpose was named as one of the finalist for three public community centers in Hangzhou! The three projects together combine to a total floor area of around 120,000 square meters. The second of the three project is the community mountain. The community mountain invites the users to ‘climb’ all nine levels of the building with a central circulation space that branches out to all public functions and from indoor to outdoor. 

April 8, 2020

Superimpose was named as one of the finalist for three public community centers in Hangzhou! The three projects together combine to a total floor area of around 120,000 square meters. The jury recognised Superimpose’s designs for displaying a creative and innovative understanding of the typology, focused on the community and promoting public participation.

February 6, 2020

Superimpose Architecture proposed an elegant office development design for a private client with a powerful massing and landscape gesture inspired by mountain valleys for the Huanglong central district Hangzhou. The gesture of the design is defined by its strategically leaning towers. The top part of the towers are leaning towards the periphery of the site in order to provide more spacing in between the buildings, enhancing the spatial concept of the central 'valley'. 

November 8, 2019

The pantry at SOHO 3Q Chengdu. Designed to become a gathering place where co-workers will go for a break and run into other co-workers.

November 6, 2019

Movable meeting Pods for SOHO 3Q Chengdu. Superimpose transformed a shopping mall into a Chengdu-inspired reconfigurable SOHO 3Q. The 3rd and 4th floor of a 12,000 square meter centrally located low-occupancy WIFC shopping mall was converted into a large vibrant and creative platform for SOHO 3Q, China’s leading co-working office space developer. Large movable meeting pods are placed in the public space to create maximum flexibility.

July 26, 2019

Superimpose designed 41 rural country houses for a new BnB village in Guizhou Province. The interior and exterior are designed to be simple and calm, promoting a serene life style connected with nature with views towards the karst mountain landscape. Site enabling works started about one month ago.

June 19, 2019

The vibrant, eclectic and street-scale city characteristics of Phnom Penh, with remnants of colonial heritage architecture and urban design, featured with filleted street corners, were the main inspiration for the design of 'The Phnom Penh Curve’, a new condominium development designed by Superimpose Architecture.

March 15, 2019

At Superimpose we're excited about a new project. Our CO2 project will get a 2.0 very soon. We'll keep you posted on our social media!

March 8, 2019

Superimpose designed four pedestrian bridges connecting the newly-built Hangzhou East Railway station to surrounding mixed-use developments. The four different groups of bridges find inspiration in the four very distinct seasons of Hangzhou for their shape, colors, materials and vegetation. The competition jury was convinced by a design that is powerful, yet pure and simple, and intents to not only connect places but also people.

January 12, 2019

Superimpose enjoys and values the importance of regular site visits. It is the ultimate way of getting to fully understand the consequences of design decisions made at the office.

January 9, 2019

Superimpose designed a sales gallery for a new 1 million sqm CBD development in Hangzhou. Three large boxes are stacked representing the three programmatic sales departments (Residential, Office and TOD) The boxes are rotated in order to look out towards their respective sites. Polished stainless steel, mirror glass, clear glass and fritted glass are proposed as facade materials to either reflect or integrate the surroundings.

October 10, 2018

Dezeen features CO2! - 'Superimpose creates CO2 Pavilion as inner city sanctuary in Beijing'. This interactive pavilion, installed for Beijing Design Week 2018, is designed by architecture studio Superimpose and managed by Shardisland to offer an oasis of calm in the centre of the capital.

September 29, 2018

The CO2 Pavilion - The installation is a collaboration between Superimpose Architecture, visual projection artists of Shardisland, musicians and light artists and will make the visitors as part of the exhibition. Opening is scheduled for October 2nd at 18:00 at Yanjing Lane, Beijing. 

September 28, 2018

Superimpose x Shardisland at the Beijing designweek. The CO2 Pavilion - The installation is a collaboration between Superimpose, visual projection artists of Shardisland, musicians and light artists and will make the visitors as part of the exhibition. Opening is scheduled for October 2nd at 18:00 at Yanjing Lane, Beijing. 

September 26, 2018

The CO2 Pavilion - The installation is a collaboration between Superimpose, visual projection artists of Shardisland, musicians and light artists and will make the visitors as part of the exhibition. Opening is scheduled for October 2nd at 18:00 at Yanjing Lane, Beijing. 

September 24, 2018

The CO2 pavilion - preview of the courtyard space with two trees, steam and black pebbles. The installation at Yanjing Lane is a collaboration between Superimpose and visual projection artists of Shardisland and will make the visitors as part of the exhibition.

September 23, 2018

The CO2 Pavilion - The installation is a collaboration between Superimpose, visual projection artists of Shardisland, musicians and light artists and will make the visitors as part of the exhibition. Opening is scheduled for October 2nd at 18:00 at Yanjing Lane, Beijing. 

September 14, 2018

The Play-round | Superimpose designed a kindergarten, which encourages kids to explore, play, stimulate their senses and, most importantly, to be active in the outdoor environment. To achieve that, Superimpose challenged the enclosed space orientated, overprotective and digital media focused surroundings that city kids endure in similar rapidly urbanized cities in China.

September 13, 2018

Superimpose archives: the design proposal for a new kindergarten in Shanxi province. The groundfloor plan shows an open public space with a central circular courtyard.

September 12, 2018

Working outside for inspiration.

September 5, 2018

New project in the making: An eco visitor centre in the middle of a crayfish pond in central China. More info soon!

September 1, 2018

Superimpose converted an 85 sqm dark apartment in Beijing into a bright, green and spacious environment which orientates functions according to the orientation of the sun: The 'Sun-Loft'. Featured a green wintergarden located in an existing alcove.

August 31, 2018

Superimpose converted an 85 sqm dark apartment in Beijing into a bright, green and spacious environment which orientates functions according to the orientation of the sun: The 'Sun-Loft'. The pictured custom made furniture piece for a 85 sqm apartment integrates a stairs, a vertical garden, fridge, microwave, cupboards, drawers, water boiler, electricity inlet, air exhaust shaft, gas meter, aircon unit and a small library! 

August 28, 2018

Superimpose converted an 85 sqm dark apartment in Beijing into a bright, green and spacious environment which orientates functions according to the orientation of the sun: The 'Sun-Loft'. The pictured custom made furniture piece for a 85 sqm apartment integrates a stairs, a vertical garden, fridge, microwave, cupboards, drawers, water boiler, electricity inlet, air exhaust shaft, gas meter, aircon unit and a small library!

August 10, 2018

Superimpose partners feel very honored to meet Mr. Pan, Chairman of SOHO China and to take part in his portrait photoshoot series.

July 27, 2018

Dezeen Awards! The “Re-Veil” by Superimpose Architecture has made it to the Dezeen’s longlist in the category 'Rebirth projects'. The Factory transformation is selected out of 3,689 entries from 91 different countries.

June 20, 2018

Satisfaction - when details appear exactly the way you envisioned them. Check out our unitized facade system used in the WELL Living Lab in Beijing. This project, Asia's first WELL Living Laboratory for Delos and Sino Ocean Group, is close to completion. 

June 19, 2018

Satisfaction - when details appear exactly the way you envisioned them. Check out our unitized facade system used in the WELL Living Lab in Beijing. This project, Asia's first WELL Living Laboratory for Delos and Sino Ocean Group, is close to completion. 

June 18, 2018

Satisfaction - when details appear exactly the way you envisioned them. Check out our unitized facade system used in the WELL Living Lab in Beijing. This project, Asia's first WELL Living Laboratory for Delos and Sino Ocean Group, is close to completion.

June 15, 2018

SUPERnews! Superimpose won a design competition for a major developer in China today. Celebration time!

May 14, 2018

Sunset perspective: The repetative nature of the South facade of this factory is emphasised by the placement of protruded black aluminium frames with operable pivot doors for outdoor events. Superimpose managed to save this factory from a planned demolition by converting it to a public exhibition center and event space for Changzhi.

April 28, 2018

The glass roof veranda offers a sequential arrival space, which pronounces the main entrance and promotes accesibility. Superimpose managed to save this factory from a planned demolition by converting it to a public exhibition center and event space for Changzhi.

April 28, 2018

The repetative nature of the South facade of this factory is emphasised by the placement of portruded black aluminium frames with operable pivot doors for outdoor events. Superimpose managed to save this factory from a planned demolition by converting it to a public exhibition center and event space for Changzhi.

April 25, 2018

The 'Re-Veil' got featured on Archdaily! Superimpose managed to save this factory from a planned demolition by converting it to a public exhibition center and event space for Changzhi.

April 18, 2018

Marc Goodwin photographed our two new residential towers before the facade is placed. At Superimpose we can't wait for the completion by the end of this year!

April 12, 2018

On-budget facade material research, aiming for the highest fire rating level is key to delivering projects of high quality.

April 4, 2018

Superimpose's Micr-O structural plan drawing got featured on the interesting account of @circularspaces.

March 22, 2018

Superimpose is working on an exciting new project which will be realised in the middle of a desert in the USA. More information and updates to follow soon.

March 12, 2018

Superimpose's latest project is an exclusive members club and hidden wine cellar for a wine enthusiast on the top floor of a Beijing tower. Featured on Archdaily.

March 10, 2018

Superimpose's latest project is an exclusive members club and hidden wine cellar for a wine enthusiast on the top floor of a Beijing tower. Featured on Archdaily.

March 8, 2018

Superimpose's latest project is an exclusive members club and hidden wine cellar for a wine enthusiast on the top floor of a Beijing tower. Featured on Archdaily.

March 8, 2018

Superimpose's latest project is an exclusive members club and hidden wine cellar for a wine enthusiast on the top floor of a Beijing tower. Featured on Archdaily.

March 8, 2018

Superimpose's latest project is an exclusive members club and hidden wine cellar for a wine enthusiast on the top floor of a Beijing tower. Featured on Archdaily.

February 14, 2018

Preview of the exhibition center as part of a factory regeneration project designed by Superimpose.

January 13, 2018

Superimpose first office #ideafarm with an #architecture #game inspired by #oscarhansen and #openform.

December 3, 2017

Superimpose was invited to speak at the Future Cities Forum organized by UED Magazine and the Dutch Embassy to kick off the Beijing Design Week 2017. Superimpose Founding Partner Ben de Lange spoke about the 1.000.000 sqm city development in Changzhi.

October 29, 2017

Superimpose wins two awards at the prestigious American Architecture Prize in New York. The awards are given in the categories Educational Buildings and Agricultural Buildings.

October 8, 2017

Superimpose wins the Iconic Award at the BMW Welt in Munich.