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AnA | China Edition

Since November 2020, we are taking a Virtual World Tour and “visiting” selected countries around the world to meet some of their most relevant architects. Now that we can not meet you and our speakers at a fully booked auditorium, we will bring the speakers directly to your homes and offices! 

On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 live at 19:00 CST (Beijing/Shanghai time) / 12:00 CET (Berlin time) we will “visit” China and meet two of its most remarkable 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:

Dong Gong, Vector Architects, Beijing, www.vectorarchitects.com
Lyndon Neri, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Shanghai, www.neriandhu.com

This event is kindly supported by JUNG and Mosa.

Media partners: designboom, Archdaily and Position.

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Programme live 

18:45 (CST, Beijing/Shanghai time) – “Doors open”
19:00 – 19:10 – Welcome
19:10 – 20:10 – Speakers (20-Minute talk & 10-Minute interview)
20:10 – 20:30 – 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

Dong Gong founded Vector Architects in 2008. He has been teaching Design Studios at Tsinghua University since 2014. Dong received Bachelor & Master of Architecture from Tsinghua University, followed by a diploma at University of Illinois where he received the Master of Architecture. Prior to establishing his own practice, he worked for Richard Meier & Partners and Steven Holl Architects in New York. 

His practice has earned international recognition by his representative works, including Seashore Library, Seashore Chapel, Alila Hotel in Yangshuo, the Renovation of the Captain’s House, Changjiang Art Museum, and Suzhou Intangible Cultural Center. He was elected as the Foreign Member of French Academy of Architecture in 2019 and in the same year, was appointed as the Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. www.vectorarchitects.com

Lyndon Neri is the founding partner of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Alongside his design practice, Lyndon has been deeply committed to architectural education and has lectured across the globe in various universities and professional forums. He was appointed as the John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2019, and received the distinguished Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor Chair at Yale School of Architecture in 2018. He has previously taught at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture. He co-authored and edited Persistence of Vision: Shanghai Architects in Dialogue, published by MCCM Creations in 2007.

Lyndon is also Founding Partner of Design Republic in Shanghai since 2006, a design platform incorporating retail concept, design and cultural exhibitions, and education. In 2015, he was appointed as the Creative Directors of Stellar Works, an international furniture brand that honors and advances the spirit and heritage of Asian crafts and traditions. Lyndon has been a board member of Roll & Hill LLC. in Brooklyn since 2010. www.neriandhu.com 

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