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China and the World themed exhibition

The themed exhibition is a jointly exhibition for scientific payoffs - ∑ Architecture x Technology x Future, to present from multiple perspectives and to interpret that China and the world are inseparable in the field of architecture. After a century of changes, the wisdom and power of Chinese architecture will have a more profound impact on world architecture.

Technology Driven Beijing Winter Olympics

the exhibition area of Technology Driven Beijing Winter Olympics will focus on the Beijing 2022 key special implementation work, presenting how Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou plan, design and construct to meet users’ demands in terms of organizing, participating and attending the event. The exhibition will showcase China’s strength in high-tech and innovations, as well as demonstration projects.

Contemporary Chinese Cities and Architecture Practice special exhibition

Based on some urban and architectural practice thinking in Shanghai and Chengdu, it shows that contemporary Chinese architects break through the boundary of traditional architectural profession, put design thinking in a larger language territory, and combine the positioning and development trend of cities and industrial transformation and upgrading, and further promote urban development through design.

Bounded·Boundless - Integration of Indoor and Outdoor themed exhibition

The exhibition aims to enhance the communication between architects and interior designers and enable close coordination between design and construction. The integrated design concept of indoor and outdoor makes the modern indoor space environment more scientific, reasonable and humanized, the building to develop sustainably, the construction with environmentally protection, in the end, have a positive effect on the future space design.

Rebirth - Urban Regeneration exhibition

This themed exhibition area will be curated by Bo Hongtao(薄宏涛), director and chief architect of CCTN, jointly curated by architects including Liu Yuyang (刘宇扬), Song Yehao (宋晔皓), Meng Fanhao (孟凡浩), Zhang Haiao (张海翱), to name a few. Themed as Rebirth, this exhibition will comprehensively showcase diversified renewal projects in urban regeneration. It aims to discuss diversified urban regeneration practices and its vigorous process.

Low-Carbon Future, Green Forward themed exhibition area

Highlighting the research results of positive green design under the guidance of architects, the exhibition will look forward to the new development trend of high-quality green buildings in the low-carbon era and the practical results of building production capacity.

Towards Balance - the Unity of Form and Quality themed exhibition

This themed exhibition will continue to uphold the balanced architectural concept of the unity of emotion and reason, the unity of skills, and the unity of form and quality, to showcase the practice and exploration of balanced architecture in form and quality by the Center and Institute of ZJU.

Material Innovation | The Possibility of Materials - Space Installations special exhibition area

CADE will continue to work with young curator Mr. Gao Changjun to design special exhibition of the Possibility of Materials - a space installation exhibition showcasing the unique and creative installations designed by the leading architects using selected special materials. Professor Li Xiangning from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University will be the general counsel, and Mr. Gao Changjun will be curator.

Themed as Shelter, the space will be designed by architects including Shui Yanfei, Zang Feng, Meng Fanhao, Liu Kenan and a 5D team using different materials to present different scenarios and creating a spatial aesthetics via  design and materials. Five unique spatial installations with a strong interactive function that allows visitors to probe the projects and experience them in different dimensions. It will be a special experience to explore the infinite possibilities of space and materials.

Plan for Future| BAU Congress China


Date December 8-11, 2022
Address National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC)(Shanghai)
Organizer Bauwelt
Messe München
MMU BAU Fenestration Co.,Ltd



Organized by German Bauwelt magazine and World Architecture (WA) magazine, co-organized by Messe München GmbH (MMG) and MMU BAU Fenestration Co., Ltd. (MMU) and supported by ASC, Bau Congress China (BCC) will be held at NECC(Shanghai) December 8-11, 2022.

Entering into the 21st century, climate changes and COVID-19 have brought tremendous changes to people's living habits. In the future, we believe our living and working spaces will also be constantly adjusted to adapt to these changes.

That’s why BCC 2022 will be themed as 21st Century Architecture and Urban Planning to discuss 5 topics including urban design and public life, high-quality architecture, people-oriented architectural design, architecture and urban life: resilience and sustainability, smart public buildings by inviting the leaders of global design firms, as well as acknowledged architects and scholars such as Professor Song Yehao from Tsinghua University, Professor Li Xiangning and Professor Zhang Ming from Tongji University, Lu Yichen from Studio Link-Arc, Zhang Yue from AS+P, Chris Hardie from Perkins & Will, Simon Chan from B+H, Hasan A. Syed from Gensler, Bai Rui from AECOM, Markus Lauber from KSP, Yu Hongze from Drees & Sommer , etc.

Plan for Future | Architecture Salon


As one of the sub-conference of the Academic Exchange Week of the ASC, Architecture Salon of CADE 2021 has launched three major trend sessions this year to discuss the current social and cultural policy trends.

Session A: Design-driven Urban Renewal

Urban development is often implemented by three main parties - government, developers and architects. Together, the three parties play a decisive role in the growth of the city. As an urban designer, he/she must be more responsible for the city and for the people living in it. The three parties can coexist   to complete the research and realize urban projects of an era. The integrity of the city requires coexistence and symbiosis among various projects. The three parties should cater each piece of land in a professional way, so that the building can better contribute to the urban outlook and promote the comprehensive development of the city's economy and culture. Every outstanding project and urban environment depends not only on the successful design, but also the result of the joint efforts of architects, developers and the government.

This session will focus on the latest urban design and architectural design achievements, fully showcase the concepts and projects of urban design, architectural design, landscape design, interior design and other professional fields. This session will provide architects with an exchange and mutual learning opportunity. The government and developers will be introduced to discussing the whole process and to learn the birth of an excellent project with details.

Session B: Tech-empowered Low Carbon Future

Whether it is a national construction policy or a development concept, the green and low-carbon topic is always the main theme of this era. To achieve the goal of carbon neutrality in 2060, the architecture and design industry play a crucial role for its long way to go. The design of green buildings requires the extensive participation of architects to systematically integrate various professions and projects.

Incorporating low-carbon strategies and technologies into the entire process of creation also requires the  professional and scientific standard tools and methods, for example, improving material using efficiency, promoting the use of low-carbon materials, using high-efficiency thermal insulation building envelopes, using low energy lighting equipment and electrical appliances, and etc.

This session will focus on the industry technological innovations, demonstration projects and policies to explore the development trend and help the industry realize its independent contribution to the dual-carbon (carbon neutrality and peak) goal. It will also inspire the thinking on industry transformation and upgrading based on the 14th Five-Year Plan.

Session C: Material Revolution with Quality Blend

Building materials are the material basis of building production activities. To a large extent, the development of material technology directly affects the spatial structure and artistic effects of buildings. As materials are the carrier of architectural design performance, every design will ultimately be implemented on the use of materials. With the development of science and technology, the use of building materials has jumped out of traditional materials such as wood, stone, brick, and soil that have been used for thousands of years. After that, reinforced and cement concrete structures have been widely used. Nowadays, composite materials such as fiber and synthetic resin have been starting to speak for architects in the real-world. What comes next is the strong development of artificial intelligence which has ushered the world in the era of smart materials. With the influence of the digital age, increasing new building materials have been developed to drive the new development of architectural design.

This session will focus on integrating architects and architectural concepts and material performance and innovation. How do architects apply innovative materials to achieve an excellent project? Attendees will have a profound understanding of characteristics of various innovative materials for inspiring the new designs.