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BAU Congress China 2022

June 23-25, 2022 | National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai)6.2H

Organizer Bauwelt
Messe München
MMU BAU Fenestration Co.,Ltd
Date June 23th-25th, 2022
Address National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai)6.2H




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

Thursday, June 23th, 2022 | National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai)6.2H
time Topic Guest
13:30 -14:00 BCC Opening Ceremony & IUPA Ceremony

Host: LI Xiangning

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

Urban Design and Public Life

Thursday, June 23th | National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai)6.2H

Host: Professor Dr. LI Xiangning 
Professor, Dean at Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning

time Topic Guest
14:00 -14:15 Opening Remarks

LI Xiangning

14:15 -14:45 TBC


OPEN Architecture

14:45 -15:15 Future Proof Hybrid Urbanism

Steven Smit 
MVRDV (Shanghai)

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

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

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

Friday, June 24th, 2022 | National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai)6.2H

Host: YE Yang
Director, Editorial Office, World Architecture Magazine
PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

time Topic Guest
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 of Southeast University
Director of Urban Design Research Center, Southeast University
Member of World Habitat Environment Society (WSE) 

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


Director of BG Research Institute, Glodon Company Limited

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

Chris Hardie

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

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

Architecture for People

Friday, June 24th, 2022 | National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai)6.2H

Host: ZHANG Ming
Professor and PhD Supervisor and Director of the Landscape Faculty of Tongji university
Chief designer, Original Design Studio of Tongji design group

time Topic Guest
14:15 -14:45 Human-centered healthcare design

Ray Bai

Vice President, Building + Places
Healthcare Market Leader, Asia

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

LI Chunchao


15:15 -15:45 Architecture as Culturescape

XU Tiantian

Founding Partner and Principal Architect,DnA_Design and Architecture

15:45 -16:15 TBC

LU Yichen

Principal and Founder, Studio Link-Arc

Architecture and Urbanism: Resilient and Sustainability

Saturday, June 25th, 2022 | National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai)6.2H

Host: 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

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


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.

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

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

Owen Yu
Drees & Sommer Engineering Consulting 
(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Smart Public Buildings

Saturday, June 25th, 2022 | National Exhibition and Convention Center(Shanghai)6.2H

Host: 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

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

Hasan A. Syed 
Design Director, Principal

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

Markus Lauber
KSP Engel Architekten

15:00 -15:30 TBC

Professor.  ZHANG Hong

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

Dr. WANG Jianguo

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

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).

Selected Projects

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


Professor. WU Siegfried Zhiqiang

Prof. Dr.-Ing., Chief Planner of Shanghai World Expo 2010 Vice President of TONGJI University


Prof. WU Siegfried Zhiqiang, a leading urban designer and planner, is devoted to sustainable urban design and AI supported urban planning. He advocates urban design innovation both in practice and in methodology for global urban sustainability. Prof. WU achieved his doctor’s degree in urban and regional planning at Technical University of Berlin in 1994 with his doctoral dissertation about “Globalization of Metroplis at the Millennium”. Prof. WU is Vice President of TONGJI University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Academician of German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Academician of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA) and Honorary Fellow of American Institute of Architects (Hon. FAIA). Prof. WU serves as Co-Chair of International Steering Committee of World Planning School Congress, Permanent Member of UNESCO-UIA (International Union of Architects), Member of Advisory Committee - Creative Economy –United Nations Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, UNDP and Vice President of Urban Planning Society of China. Prof. WU is Chief Planner of World EXPO Shanghai 2010 and Qingdao World Horticultural Exhibition 2014. He is also the Chief Planner of the Earthquake Placement Plan in Sichuan and the Chief Planner of urban design concept for the Subcenter of Tongzhou in Beijing.


Dr. ZHANG Ming

Chief designer, Original Design Studio of Tongji design group


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.

Selected Projects

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


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


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



Professor Dr. LI Xiangning

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


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


LU Yichen

Principal and Founder Studio Link-Arc


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.


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


Markus Lauber

General Manager China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten


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)


Ray Bai

Vice President, Building + Places Healthcare Market Leader, Asia AECOM


Ray Bai, after graduating from Tsinghua University with Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1998, continued his study in Clemson University and got his Master of Architecture degree there in 2001. With 20 years of design and management experience in both the U.S. and China, Ray specializes in hospitality, healthcare, mixed-use, residential and convention center projects. As a design / management professional, he is well balanced in leading the design and production teams to ensure the quality and efficiency of the deliverables. His strong China background and connections allow him to perform well as a managing officer in China, he perfectly understands Chinese client’s expectations and knows the business environment.

Projects (selection)

ongoing Taikang Southwest Medical Center, Chengdu
ongoing Shulan International Hospital, Hangzhou
ongoing The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou


Hasan Syed

Principal Design Director Gensler


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.

Selected projects 

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


Ralf Dietl

Associate Partner & Creative Director AS+P


Ralf Dietl started to work for AS+P in 2009 as Associate Partner, Creative Director and has 17 years of experience in international projects in Europe, Asia, and Middle East. As a senior architect and planner, Ralf Dietl has lived in China and Germany for many years and is well versed in the culture of both countries. His extensive multicultural project background has made him the creative leader of many key national projects for AS+P China.

Projects (selection)

2020 Urban Design of Water Village Living Room, Yangtze River Delta, China, 
2019 Urban Design of Xin Zhuang City Sub-Center, Shanghai, China, 
2019 Urban Design of Yangpu Riverside South Part, Shanghai, China
2017 Urban Design of Yangpu Riverside North Part, Shanghai, China


Simon Chan

Design Director, Greater China B+H Architects


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.

Selected Projects

Ongoing Shenzhen Natural History Museum 2021 
Bay Area University Songshan Lake Campus, Design Competition 
2021 Hong Kong M+ Museum


Steven Smit

Director MVRDV Asia


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).

Selected projects

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


Chris Hardie

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


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


Owen Yu

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


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