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BAU Congress China 2022

December 8-11, 2022

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Organizer Bauwelt
Messe München
MMU BAU Fenestration Co.,Ltd

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About BAU Congress China

The important concurrent event of CADE architectural design expo is jointly organized by Bauwelt, an authoritative international architecture magazine, and Munich expo group, one of the world's leading international exhibition institutions, and its subsidiary in China, zoomlion (Beijing) international exhibition co., LTD.

The annual BAU Congress China international building technology conference, focusing on high-quality design, planning and construction, is an exchange and exhibition platform integrating innovative architectural ideas, high-quality architectural design, building materials and building technology for the rapidly developing Chinese market.

BAU Congress China will provide a high level of international experience exchange to provide feasible solutions for China's future architecture. The conference is not only a reflection of the overall construction market -- reflecting product innovation and industry prospects, but also can provide a new way of thinking for China's construction industry, which is currently facing many problems such as building quality, energy conservation, sustainable development and urban renewal.

BAU Congress China 2022 | The theme of the lecture & the conference guests continue to update on June, please look forward to!

What is all about?

Architecture and urban planning in the 21st century

In the next 25 years, architecture and urban planning creating space for future generations to live and work in will change more dramatically than it has in the past one and a half centuries. The future of our built environment will look completely different than we ever imagined. And it is going to differ greatly from what we are building today. Why is that? A completely other way of living and working, changes in mobility and the responsibility to prevent global warming will transform our behaviour and along with this, architecture and cities. Altogether, the shift in the way we live and work, demographic transition and climate challenges make us rethink the way we design our common build future.

Topic 1: Urban Design and Public Life

The corona crisis has made it clear that public life prevailingly takes place in public space. Parks and streets have been celebrated as the places where society meets, exercises, and recreates. However, the idea of urbanity and the city as a shared space is challenged by uncontrolled growth, loss of pedestrian and historical structures. To embrace public life, urban design of tourist spots, local neighbourhoods and infrastructures in metropolitan regions and megacities must consider parameters like inclusiveness, identity, and vitality. How can physical movement be made accessible for all citizens? Which new urban design strategies can foster more flexible neighbourhoods? How may existing usage patterns inform urban design? The session presents exemplary public space and public architecture projects.

 

Topic 2: From High Speed to High Quality: Architecture for the 21st Century

Since the 1980s China has been undergoing an urbanization process at a speed that has not been seen equally in world history. Meanwhile, the country’s economy has entered a new era transforming from high-speed growth to high-quality development. Along with this, consciousness of quality and durability in architecture shifts, too. Moreover, such individual, timeless designs keep and develop the existing, historic contexts of our cities supporting cultural distinctiveness and social cohesiveness.

 

Topic 3: Architecture for People

Urban planning undertaken at a very large scale responds to the challenge of rapidly growing cities. But building at maximal height risks that big dimensions start dominating the city, forgetting the people using the architecture. Collective projects in a human scale are rare. But today, a new attitude is growing in architecture. Buildings are downsized, barriers dissolved, spaces for social meetings and affordable housing is being built. Architects increasingly make use of regional materials like tiles, rocks, bamboo, timber and rammed earth. The innovative reinterpretation of traditional building structures responds to climate matters and resource scarcity. There are questions to be answered: How can a new people-oriented architecture be embedded in the XXL city? Which small-scale qualities do buildings need to relate to human beings and ensure quality of life? What threatens respectively supports such public value-oriented projects? The session will introduce a number of ground-breaking works using the human scale as a standard for architecture.

 

Topic 4:  Architecture and Urbanism: Resilient and Sustainability

Today the ecological question of architecture and urban design can’t be reduced only to energy consumption anymore. This is an important factor, of course, in terms of CO2 emissions it is significant.But today we must consider, that our aims in terms of reducing energy consumption will be far away from being enough. We have to add resilient structures in architecture and urbanism. Resilient in the meaning of flexible and multi-usable for future needs of future generations. And in addition, we will have more than one single interpretation of sustainability. Buildings and urban structures are sustainable, only when the first life-circle period can be extended or renewed in multiple ways. This will challenge us in holistic thinking of optimization of architecture, urbanism, the selection of materials and components and the way we will design.

 

Topic 5: Smart Public Buildings

In the 21st century, everyday objects, architecture and entire cities start thinking themselves. Smart buildings promise comfort, convenience and resource conservation. They aim to maximise productivity and efficiency as well as providing a comfortable user environment. Not just private offices, but also public institutions like kindergartens, schools and hospitals increasingly integrate digital tools. This omnipresence makes the question of the power of technology to produce a better world crucial. What are the possibilities and limitations of technology? Which are the challenges for realising a smart building regarding hardware and software, design and physical environment? How can digital technologies help to improve the user experience?

BCC Opening Ceremony & IUPA Ceremony

time Topic Guest
13:30 -14:15 BCC Opening Ceremony & IUPA Ceremony

LI Cundong

National Engineering Survey and Design Master
Secretary-General, the Architectural Society of China, Beijing

Stephen LU

Chief Operating Officer,Messe Muenchen Shanghai Co., Ltd. , Shanghai

Professor Dr. LI Xiangning

Professor, Dean at Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai

 

Urban Design and Public Life

Host: Professor Dr. LI Xiangning

Professor, Dean at Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai

time Topic Guest
14:15 -14:45 Tanks in the park

LI Hu

Founding Partner, OPEN Architecture, Beijing

14:45 -15:15 Future Proof Hybrid Urbanism

Steven Smit 

Director, MVRDV Asia, Beijing

15:15 -15:45 Refresh Urban Rust Area with Creativity: Always in Progress

ZHANG Yue

Associated Partner, AS+P Architects Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. , Shanghai

15:45 -16:15 How Large-scale Public Architecture Support Organic Urban Regeneration and Sustainable Development

SONG Guohong

Partner, General Manager of China Office, VALODE et PISTRE Architectes

RIBA Chartered Architect, Shanghai

From High Speed to Quality: Architecture for the 21st Century

Host: YE Yang

Director, Editorial Office, World Architecture Magazine
PhD , School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing

time Topic Guest
09:50 -10:00 Welcome Speech

YE yang

Director, Editorial Office, World Architecture Magazine
PhD , School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing

10:00 -10:30 New Insights, New Trends - Digital Representation of Human-Centered Urban Design prerecorded

Dr. WANG Jianguo

Member of China Engineering Academy
Professor, Southeast University
Director, Urban Design Research Center, Southeast University
Member of World Habitat Environment Society (WSE) , Nanjing

10:30 -11:00 Integrated Design by Digital Intelligence - A Vision for Next Generation Design Platforms

PENG Wu

Director, BG Research Institute, Glodon Company Limited, Shanghai

11:15 -11:45 Architecture for People-Being Contextually Nordic

Chris Hardie

Principal / Design Director, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
RIBA, ARB, Int. Assoc. AIA, Shanghai

11:45 -12:15 Urban Renaissance:To the Premium of urban renewal and aspirations

WU Chen

Chief Architect, Beijing Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd
Chief Architect, Shougang Group, Beijing

Architecture for People

Host: Professor. ZHANG Ming 

Professor and PhD Supervisor and Director of the Landscape Faculty of Tongji university
Chief designer, Original Design Studio of Tongji design group, Shanghai

time Topic Guest
14:05 -14:15 Welcome Speech

Professor, ZHANG MIng

Professor and PhD Supervisor and Director of the Landscape Faculty of Tongji university
Chief designer, Original Design Studio of Tongji design group, Shanghai

14:15 -14:45 WORKING WITH NATURE

Professor. LU Yichen 

Principal and Founder, Studio Link-Arc, Beijing

14:45 -15:15 Beauty of Architecture, Structure + Glass

LI Chunchao

Marketing Director, Tianjin Northglass Industrial Technical Co., Ltd, Tianjin

15:15 -15:45 People Oriented Design: City Landmarks for the Community

Simon Chan

Design Director, Senior Associate, B+H Architects, Shanghai

Architecture and Urbanism: Resilient and Sustainability

Host: Professor. SONG Yehao

Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University 
Deputy Chief Architect of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Co-founder and principal of SUP Atelier, Beijing

time Topic Guest
09:50 -10:00 Welcome Speech

Professor. SONG Yehao

Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University 
Deputy Chief Architect of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Co-founder and principal of SUP Atelier, Beijing

10:00 -10:30 The Stacked City: The Evolving Urban Typology and Public Life

MENG Yan

Principal Architect and Co-founder, URBANUS Architecture & Design Inc., Shenzhen

10:30 -11:00 The Practical Path to Zero Energy Buildings in the Extreme Climate of North & South Pole

BIAN Keren

General Manager, Harbin Sayyas Windows Stock Co., Ltd., Harbin

11:15 -11:45 Bamboo Architecture Practice in China - Climate Adaptability Design for Tropics

Professor. SONG Yehao

Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University 
Deputy Chief Architect of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Co-founder and principal of SUP Atelier, Beijing

11:45 -12:15 Where will the Façade go?

Owen Yu

Head of façade department, Project partner,Drees & Sommer Engineering Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Shanghai

Smart Public Buildings

Host: Professor. SONG Yehao

Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University 
Deputy Chief Architect of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Co-founder and principal of SUP Atelier, Beijing

time Topic Guest
13:50 -14:00 Welcome Speech

Professor. SONG Yehao

Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University 
Deputy Chief Architect of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Co-founder and principal of SUP Atelier, Beijing

14:00 -14:30 Building a Sustainable Future: Evolving Vertical Urbanism & New Hybrid Models Inspiring Change

Hasan A. Syed 

Principal, Design Director, Gensler, Shanghai

14:30 -15:00 Do Smart Technologies Change our Building Design?

Markus Lauber

General Manager China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, Beijing

15:00 -15:30 The design and construction of Solar Ark 3.0 - a UHPC prefabricated hypar structure capacity architecture

Professor.  ZHANG Hong

Head, Institute of Builiding Technology and Science, South East University (SEU), Nanjing

Dr. WANG Jianguo

Member of China Engineering Academy Professor, Southeast University Director, Urban Design Research Center, Southeast University Member of World Habitat Environment Society (WSE) , Nanjing

Profile
Wang Jianguo is a full professor at Southeast University and was awarded as Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. His research is focused on architecture, urban design and architectural heritage protection, oriented in both frontier and engineering practice. He is holding several important academic posts including the Vice President of Architectural Society of China, the Vice President of Urban Planning Society of China, the director of the Ministry of Education’s Steering Committee on the Teaching of Architecture, the director of the Urban Design Expert Committee of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and the "Frontier of Architecture Research" (FoAR).

Projects (selection)

Main Exhibition Hall of the 10th Jiangsu Horticultural Expo
Tourist Center of Niushou Scenic in Nanjing
Urban Design Height Research for the Old City of Nanjing
Intergrated Urban Design of Zhengzhou Central City

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Professor LI Xiangning

Professor, Dean at Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai

Profile

Dr Xiangning Li is full professor in history, theory and criticism at Tongji University’s, College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is also assistant dean and director of international programmes there. He was a visiting scholar at MIT in 2006 and lectured in universities and institutes including Harvard University, Princeton University and the University of Southern California. As a critic, he is the Vice President and secretary General of architectural Review Committee of Architectural Society of China, and he is also a member of the International Committee of Architectural Critics. He has published widely on contemporary architecture and urbanism in China and he is the editor-in-chief of Architecture China, an international architectural magazine about contemporary architecture culture in China. Professor Li wasa curatorial committee member for the 2007 Shenzhen Biennale and 2008 Shanghai Biennale. He was curator of the exhibition of ‘From Research to Design’ in 2012 Milan Triennale, 2013 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale, 2013 West Bund Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennial, 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. He was also the curator of the China Pavilion at the Architectural Biennale Venice 2018.

Projects (selection)

2019 Local Architecture Strategies in the Context of Globalization
2018 Contemporary Architecture in China: Towards a critical Pragmatism
2017 Contemporary Chinese Architecture Reader 2014 Made in Shanghai
2011 Contemporary Green Buildings in China

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LI Hu

Founding Partner, OPEN Architecture, Beijing

Profile

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 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/Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus, Tsinghua Ocean Center, Pingshan Theater, Tank Shanghai, UCCA Dune Art Museum, and Chapel of Sound. OPEN’s work has been widely and internationally recognized, with recent awards including the 2021 Arcasia Awards Gold, 2021 AR Future Project Awards (UK), 2020 Design for Asia Awards, 2019 LEAF Awards (EU), 2019 P/A Awards (USA), 2018 AIA Education Facility Design Award of Excellence (USA), and 2017 Iconic Awards Best of Best (Germany), among many others.

Projects(selection)

2021 Chapel of Sound, Chengde, China

2019 Pingshan Performing Arts Center, Shenzhen, China

2019 Tank Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2018 UCCA Dune Art Museum, Qinhuangdao, China

2014 Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus, Fangshan, China

Steven Smit

Director, MVRDV Asia, Beijing

Profile

Steven Smit is a licensed architect in The Netherlands and Australia with 25 years of experience. Steven Smit was appointed Director MVRDV Asia in 2019. He is responsible for the growth of MVRDV Asia and the quality delivery of MVRDV projects in the Asian region. Steven’s career started in Sydney Australia on landmark waterfront and highrise projects. In 2002 Steven relocated to China to lead projects with international architecture firms based in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Chengdu. Steven held director roles on international award-winning landmark projects over a 15 year period. Career highlights include participation in the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale as PTW China Director (Beijing National Aquatic Centre “Watercube“ project) and as senior architect with OMA for the delivery of the CCTV Headquarters Tower in Beijing. Steven has been an invited guest critic to several Chinese Architecture schools from 2010 onwards (including Tongji University Shanghai).

Projects (selection)

Under construction Qiantan Lujiazui Mixed Use Project, Shanghai, China
                                 Nantou Renovation Project, Shenzhen, China
Under construction Huanggang Port Urban Design, Shenzhen, China
Under construction Sunac DongJiaDu Mixed Use Project, Shanghai, China
Under construction Grand Canal Urban Design, Hangzhou, China
2019 Factory Redevelopment, Zhengzhou China
2019 Xintong Avenue TOD Station Development, Chengdu China

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ZHANG Yue

Associated Partner, AS+P Architects Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. , Shanghai

Profile

Born in Shanghai,China in 1977,Mr.ZHANG Yue joined AS+P in 2006 and has participated and managed in numerous national urban design projects. As a practitioner of sustainable development, Mr. Zhang follows the core design philosophy of AS+P's founder,Professor Albert Speer, as a strategic decision maker, creating a strong teamwork network to implement the principles of ecological, equitable and economical in the company's projects.

Projects (selection)

2019 Urban Design of Xin Zhuang City Sub-Center,Shanghai, China 1st Prize.

2019 Urban Design of Yangpu Riverside South Part, Shanghai, China.

2019 Urban Design of Liulizhuang Featured Town, Xiong' an, China.

2018 Urban Design of Rongxi, Xiong'an, China.

 

SONG Guohong

Partner, General Manager of China Office, VALODE et PISTRE Architectes RIBA Chartered Architect, Shanghai

Profile

Song Guohong is registered French architect and graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure D’architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux with master degree. In 2005, he joined Valode & Pistre and served as General Manager of China Office in 2007.

Valode & Pistre is one of the top ten famous architectural design firms in Europe and the largest one in France. Song Guohong has successfully promoted the firm’s business development in China with his excellent professional ability, management ability and leadership. He has completed dozens of diverse, well-known and influential architectural projects, establishing the firm's international reputation in China.

 

Projects(selection)

Built:

Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center

Sanya International Duty Free City

BOE Headquarters

Liaoning Cultural Venues

 

Under-construction:

Hangzhou Grand Exhibition Center

Haikou International Duty Free City

BOE (Chongqing) Intelligent System Innovation Center

Sanya International Duty Free City Phase I Plot 2

Jinan International Exhibition Center

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YE Yang

Director, Editorial Office, World Architecture Magazine PhD , School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing

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Profile

Ye Yang is the director of the editorial office of the international known architecture magazine World Architecture (WA), which was founded in October 1980 and is directed by Tsinghua University. It is bilingual, published monthly, and distributed worldwide. WA is one of the largest architectural magazines in China. Before her thriving career as a journalist, Ye Yang was a heritage conservator after her master’s degree study on architectural history. Since the genesis of the International Urban Project Award, Ye Yang contributes her expertise to this German-Chinese cooperation. Also in the name of WA, she hosts lectures, organizes various exhibitions and competitions. WA is one of the most influential platforms of architecture ideas in contemporary China, and facilitates in-depth architecture debates in focusing on hot issues both inside and outside China. In 2002, WA set up the bi-annual WA Award for Chinese Architecture (WAACA).

 

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PENG Wu

Director, BG Research Institute, Glodon Company Limited, Shanghai

Profile

Peng Wu is a digital design promotor and teacher. He has been a guest lecturer for different universities in China and abroad, including the University of Hong Kong, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China Academy of Art, Syracuse University, and etc.

He is also an architect and was the former senior project director of Gensler participated in the whole process of China's tallest landmark building - Shanghai Center. Applying the world's leading digital design technology, he systematically optimized the complex geometry of Shanghai Center.

As a senior expert in modern super mixed-use architecture, Peng Wu has been invited to lecture and speak at various universities and international forums.

While living and working in the United States, he has participated in the design and development of many technology parks in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He has followed the technology development and trends of AEC industry in the Silicon Valley and been with strong passion for promoting the development of digital design technology in China

Chris Hardie

Principal / Design Director, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects RIBA, ARB, Int. Assoc. AIA, Shanghai

Profile

Chris Hardie is joint Principal at Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) and global firm Perkins and Will leading the combined practice in Asia, which he founded in 2010. Chris Hardie has been involved in and led a number of significant projects for SHL, including the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the City of Westminster College in London, and the new Halifax Central Library in Nova Scotia which was awarded the Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in Canada in 2016. In China, he is the responsible for the new Shanghai East Library, due for completion in 2021, the Ningbo New Library, the upcoming new Opera House in Tongzhou, Beijing, and the world’s largest waste to energy power plant in Shenzhen. Chris Hardie is an Honorary Professor of Architecture at The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK and currently sits on the Executive Committee and Design Board at Perkins and Will.

Projects (selection)

2021 Shanghai Library East, Shanghai 
2019 Ningbo New Library, Ningbo, China 
2018 Ningbo Daily Newspaper Headquarters 
2016 West Bund Cloud Pavilion, Shanghai

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WU Chen

Chief Architect, Beijing Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd Chief Architect, Shougang Group, Beijing

Profile

wu Chen,architect planner,city scholar,Beijing strategic scientist, national special expert. Constructor of Chinese "urban reaeneration" theory and forerunner of practice.He is the architect and renter of the Beijing's highest building "China ZUN".The leading architect of TiananmenSquaresouth"Beijing Fun"Qianmen Dong Sanli River system,Nanjing South Station, Guangzhou South Station and other project. He push forward the concept of" symbiotic courtyard "in the old city of Beiling rejuvenation,which has a wide impact.He is the desiqner and
witnesses of Shougang which is the "new landmark of urban regeneration".Now he is the chief architect of Beijing Architectural Design and Research Institute Co.Ltd,the chief architect of Shougang Group, the deputy of the National people's Congress and the standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese people's political Consultative Conference,and has won the honorary titles of "National May 1st Labor Medal" and "National Model of Labor".

Projects (selection)

2020 Shougang High-speed Wire Park 
2018 CITIC Tower, Beijing 
2012 Guangzhou South Railway Station(Central Canton Hall on the elevated level)
2010 Nanjing South Station

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Professor. ZHANG Ming

Professor and PhD Supervisor and Director of the Landscape Faculty of Tongji university Chief designer, Original Design Studio of Tongji design group, Shanghai

Profile

Dr. ZHANG Ming, professor and PhD supervisor and director of the landscape faculty of Tongji university, is winner of the architecture gold award from the 19th Asian Association of Architects and WAF annual award from the world architecture festival. As Chief designer of the Original Design Studio of Tongji design group he works on projects in the public space on the south section by Yangpu river and on south bank at Huangpu section by Suzhou River. Currently, the chief architect of art season 2019 for urban space in Shanghai, is serving as a professional member of architectural design for the science and technology committee of the ministry of housing and urban-country development. Further memberships and positions are: the competition committee of the architectural society of China, the science popularization Committee, the deputy director of building renovation and urban renewal committee, director of architectural creation academic department of shanghai architectural society, deputy director of the professional architectural design committee, member of Protection Committee for Historic District and Excellent Historic Building in Shanghai. He was awarded the title of “Outstanding Young and Middle-aged Architect in Shanghai” and “Outstanding Contribution Award for the 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening of Shanghai Survey and Design Industry-Survey and Design Star” in 2018.

Projects (selection)

2019 Yangpu Riverside South Public Space
2012 Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art

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LU Yichen

Principal and Founder, Studio Link-Arc, Beijing

Profile

YICHEN Lu is the Principal and Founder of Studio Link-Arc, based in New York. The firm has completed cultural and institutional projects across the world. He is currently an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University and has served as a Visiting Professor at the Syracuse University School of Architecture and the Politecnico di Milano. YICHEN Lu received First Prize in the 2006 Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition and was one of ten architects named to Architectural Record’s “Design Vanguard 2015”. He has participated in many international design events including: an exhibition and symposium at the Harvard Graduate School of Design titled “Towards a Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Architecture in China” in 2016; “A Retrospective on Ten Years of Practice in Eastern Contexts” at Yale School of Architecture in 2018; and ‘Architecture Across Cultures: The Chinese Vanguard’ at the AIA New York in 2019. He served as the chief architect for the China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015. This groundbreaking project, China’s first free-standing Expo Pavilion outside its borders, opened to international acclaim in 2015.

Projects (selection)

2019 Shenzhen Nanshan Foreign Language School
2018 Archive Library
2015 China Pavilion for EXPO Milano

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LI Chunchao

Marketing Director, Tianjin Northglass Industrial Technical Co., Ltd, Tianjin

Profile

Mr. Li Chunchao has been engaged in the glass processing industry for nearly 30 years. He has worked in Luoyang Glass Co., Ltd., and TIANJIN NORTHGLASS INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL CO., LTD  and he is engaged in the development of glass processing technology and marketing .

Projects (selection)

2020 to now, China National Convention Center, Beijing

2019 , Beijing speed skating oval , Beijing

2019-now, Shanghai Library,East Hall, Shanghai

2019, Museum of Art PuDong , Shanghai

2019 , Huawei Flagship store, Shenzhen

2015 , Guangzhou Kaihua International Building, Guangzhou

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Simon Chan

Design Director, Senior Associate, B+H Architects, Shanghai

Profile

Simon Chan is our Design Director at B+H Architects, a leading global design and consulting firm with 68 years of award-winning work. A Registered Architect in Hong Kong and Canada over 20 years of working experience, Simon has built a global portfolio of architecture and interior design projects that covers a diverse range of scale and project typologies. He has extensive cultural and super high-rise project experience across Asia Pacific, including the Shenzhen Natural History Museum, the M+ Museum, the West Kowloon Cultural District Masterplan in Hong Kong, and 500m and 518m towers in Jinan and Shenzhen respectively.

With interests in functionality, materiality, efficiency and user experience, Simon’s design philosophy place emphasis on placemaking, contextual response with added value for the client and the public. His design always infuses sustainability by marrying innovative solutions with passive designs while maximizing social, economic and cultural benefits. Simon is active in architectural education, having taught in universities and participated as external critic at design institutions locally and abroad.

Projects(selection)

Ongoing Shenzhen Natural History Museum

2021 Bay Area University Songshan Lake Campus, Design Competition

2021 Hong Kong M+ Museum

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Professor. SONG Yehao

Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University Deputy Chief Architect of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co-founder and principal of SUP Atelier, Beijing

Profile

Song Yehao has been a tenure professor at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University since 2008. He is also deputy chief architect of THAD and cofounder and principal of SUP Atelier. Prof. Song focuses on sustainable theory and design within the scope of architecture, urban studies, and building technology, while highly promoting the combination of modern design and vernacular architecture in China. He is among the leading academic in sustainable architecture in China and key consultant for governments and authorities. Prof. Song also embrace the architectural practice and among his notable projects are Village Lounge of Shangcun (2017), THE-studio (2016), Central Canteen of Tsinghua University (2015), Waterfowl Pavilion of Beijing Zoo (2012) and Changshu Library (2006). His projects have been awarded worldwide, including a.o. the gold medal at ARCASIA Award of Architecture, winner of the engineering prize on the World Architecture Festival, first prize Excellent Design Award of the Ministry of Education in China, “project of the year” Architizer Award.

Projects (selection)

2018 Swirling Cloud The Information Pavilion for BJFU Garden Festival
2017 Village Lounge of Shangcun
2015 Central Canteen and Student Centre of Tsinghua University
2012 Waterfowl Pavilion of Beijing Zoo 2006 Changshu Library

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MENG Yan

Principal Architect and Co-founder, URBANUS Architecture & Design Inc., Shenzhen

Profile

Design Principal and Co-founder of URBANUS Architecture Et Design Inc. Many of MENG Yan's built works have become new landmarks of urban life, won prestigious awards. His works have been exhibited in international architectural exhibitions in New York, Berlin,Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rotterdam Tokyo and other places and have been published in academic journals. MENG Yan's work has long focused on the key issues of China's urban development, including social and cultural issues of rapid
urbanization, high-density urban building typologies, Urban Village regeneration and preservation of historical area. He has led many urban design and research projects. MENG Yan is one of the chief curators for 2017 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism| Architecture (Shenzhen) and the chief curator of the Shenzhen Pavilion in 2010 Shanghai Expo. He was a visiting professor at the School of Architecture in the University of Hong Kong and Syracuse University.

Projects (selection)

Nantou Old Town Preservation and Regeneration
Yuehai Community Culture and Sports Center, Shenzhen 
China Merchants Historical Museum,Shenzhen
Kingway Brewery Renovation, Shenzhen URBANUS

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BIAN Keren

General Manager, Harbin Sayyas Windows Stock Co., Ltd., Harbin

Profile

2009.01 Studied in Michigan State University,majoring in Mechanical Engineering2010.01 Studied in Boston University,majoring in Economics
2013.07 Joined Harbin Sayyas Windows Stock Co.Ltd.as General Manager
2013-now Joined and directed over 150 projects, with a contracted project area of nearly400000m²
2014 lnvited to attend and speak at the 14th North American Passive House Conference as the only wood window company of the Chinese Passive Building Delegation,to promote Sayyas in North America.
2016 invited to attend the 20th International Passive House Conference in Darmstadt,Germany -the birthplace of passive design,to consolidate Sayyas international position in the industry. By now,with over 150 project experience and contracted project area nearly 400,000m²

Projects (selection)

2020 Xingchuang Glory Mansion,Beijing 
2019 Vigorous Mansion by Sino-ocean Group,Shi Jiazhuang,Hebei Province 
2018 Sino-German Passive House residence community,Shandong Province 
2017 Runjing Garden Passive House Liaocheng,Shandong Province 
2016 Chenneng Creek Tree Courtyard,Harbin 
2015 Whisper of Jade Dragon by China Jinmao Holdings Group 
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Owen Yu

Head of façade department, Project partner,Drees & Sommer Engineering Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Shanghai

Profile

Owen Yu joined Drees & Sommer Engineering Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in 2014, in 2017 he became a project partner, and in charge of Drees & Sommer Shanghai façade department in 2020. Over the years, he has been deeply involved in the field of engineering consulting, and he has a very good innovative concept and engineering spirit, and actively promotes the development and application of sustainable concepts and circular economy design principles in the façade design. Participated in the "Technical code for double-skin façade engineering" compiled by the Beijing decoration industry association in 2018, filling the gap in the domestic building decoration industry standards. Pay close attention to the relationship between cities and people, and actively explore the future development direction of the industry and advocate that design should follow the principles of sustainability, energy saving and environmental protection, and be applied to current design practices.

Projects (selection)

2021 Construction of new Office Building, Stuttgart, Germany
2020 Port Tower HQ Qingdao
2020 Urban Planning Public Art Center / Pudong 
2019 Westbund Art Museum

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Hasan A. Syed

Principal, Design Director, Gensler, Shanghai

Profile

Hasan brings design leadership to a wide range of architectural and research-driven projects. He believes that design should combine aesthetics and elegance driven from performance and human emotional connection inspiring life, work and innovation. As a Principal Design Director in our Shanghai office, Hasan promotes a culture of design exploration and the open exchange of new ideas and is responsible for advancing each project’s design approach. To his role as a Firmwide Leader of Gensler’s Commercial Office Building Developers Practice, Hasan brings nearly thirty years of experience in concept design and project development. Hasan has assembled a portfolio that includes the design and planning of large-scale high-rise towers, office buildings, mixed-use developments, cultural projects.

Projects (selection)

2018 One Museum Place
2017 Johnson Controls Headquarters Asia Pacific
2015 Shanghai Tower

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Markus Lauber

General Manager China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, Beijing

Profile

Markus Lauber is responsible for our international projects in China. He previously held a senior position at a local project developer in Beijing. He has been working as an architect outside Germany since 1999, initially in Barcelona, as of 2009 for Drees & Sommer in Madrid, in Andermatt, and from 2012 as General Manager in Beijing. Markus Lauber studied at the University of Stuttgart, ETH Zurich and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona (UPC).

Projects (selection)

Bio-Enterprise, Shenzhen, schematic design phase
AVIC, design competition

Selected projects (previous employers)

2014 BMW R&D Center Beijing, China (Drees & Sommer)
2011 New BBVA headquarters, Madrid, Spain (Drees & Sommer)
2010 La Llotja de Lerida, theatre and convention center, Spain (LABB Arquitectura)
2007 New PGGM pension fund headquarters, Zeist, the Netherlands (Mateo Arquitectura)

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Professor. ZHANG Hong

Head, Institute of Builiding Technology and Science, South East University (SEU), Nanjing

Profile

Zhang Hong is the registered architect at the national 1st level, the professor in the School of Architecture of Southeast University, director of the Institute of Building Technology and Science of Southeast University, director of the BIM-CIM Technology Research Center of Southeast University, director of the Institute of Industrialized Housing and Building Industry of Southeast University, and director of Southeast University Architectural Design and Research Institute Co. And he is also the director of Technical Expert Committee of China Survey and Design Association Building Industrialization Branch, the deputy director of Habitat Committee of China Real Estate Association, and the standing member of Expert Committee of Jiangsu Province Construction Industry Modernization Innovation Union.