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VWT | China Edition

January 19, 2022, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Together with you, we are touring the world to listen to the most celebrated architects of our time share their unique paths and talk to them about their experiences and influences. It is one country, two world-renowned names, and their unique stories of becoming and being an architect at each event. Welcome to our second Virtual World Tour.

On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 live at 21:00 CST (Beijing time) / 14:00 CET (Berlin time) we will “visit” China and meet two of its most relevant architects. If you can’t make it live, save the link and watch it later!

The two following architects will talk on our virtual stage about their personal experiences and important creative periods in their lives and, as always at “AnA“, none of their projects may be mentioned:

Li Hu, co-founder of OPEN Architecture, www.openarch.com
Yung Ho Chang, co-founder Atelier FCJZ, www.fcjz.com

This event is kindly supported by our AnA sponsors.

Program live


“Doors open”

21:00 – 21:10


21:10 – 22:10

Speakers (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)

22:10 – 22:30

Discussion with questions from the audience

** Remember that if you cannot join us live, you can register, save the livestream link and watch it later. **

Information about the speakers

Li Hu, founding partner of OPEN, is an internationally known architect, visiting professor at the Tsinghua University and Central Academy of Fine Arts, China. He is the former partner of Steven Holl Architects, and director of Columbia University GSAPP’s Studio-X Beijing. LI Hu graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1996 before receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 1999. LI Hu and HUANG Wenjing co-founded OPEN in New York City and established the studio’s Beijing office in 2008. Some major projects by OPEN include: Garden School, Tsinghua Ocean Center, Pingshan Performing Arts Center, Tank Shanghai, UCCA Dune Art Museum, and Chapel of Sound.

OPEN’s work has been widely published and frequently exhibited around the world, including in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, Venice Biennale, and London Design Museum, and collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and M+ Museum in Hong Kong.
Recent awards include the 2021 AR Future Project Awards (UK), 2020 London Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year Nominee (UK), 2019 LEAF Awards (EU), 2019 P/A Awards (US), 2018 AIA Education Facility Design Award of Excellence (US), 2017 Iconic Awards Best of Best (Germany), among many others. LI Hu speaks frequently at academic conferences and universities worldwide. He is also a frequent juror and curator for important international design competitions and exhibitions. www.openarch.com

Yung Ho Chang, FAIA, is Founding Partner and Principal Architect, Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ) and Professor of the Practice, MIT. Educated both in China and in the US, Chang received Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. He and Lijia Lu have been practicing in China since 1992 and established Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ) in 1993. He has won a number of prizes and recognitions, such as First Place in the Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition in 1986, a Progressive Architecture Citation Award in 1996, the 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, and the Academy Award in Architecture from American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006, 2016 China Architecture Media Award Excellence in Practice Prize.

Chang held teaching positions, including Professor and Founding Head of Graduate Center of Architecture at Peking University from 1999 to 2005 and Head of the Architecture Department at MIT between 2005 and 2010. He was also a Pritzker Prize Jury member from 2012 to 2017. www.fcjz.com

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