From Beijing to London: Contemporary Chinese Architecture 2012

Shan Jun, Spring and Autumn Gateway


The exhibition will be opened by Peng Li Xiao, Chief Editor of UED, Beijing and Peter Oborn, RIBA's Vice President, International Relations

The evening will include presentations from:
Cui Kai, China Architecture Design and Research Group
Wang Hui, Urbanus
Prof. Zhuang Weimin, Tsinghua University

This exhibition and a series of related events features 16 contemporary architectural practices from China and aims to enhance communication and collaboration between Chinese and British architects.

When Chinese architecture is mentioned we instantly think of the cliches of a fast-growing market, instead of the individual architects. However, contemporary Chinese architects are increasingly confident, pursuing a modern expression of space and addressing key social issues.

'Quantity enhances quality', is a Chinese maxim. Two decades of practice and exploration have resulted in an exciting new appearance of contemporary Chinese architecture which embodies new design philosophies, attitudes, approaches, strategies, solutions, and firm beliefs towards a prosperous China.

The exhibition coincides with the 2012 London Book Fair where China is the highlighted Market Focus.

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