This unit is focused on the dual concepts of pre-fab and in-situ. It is our hope that through on-site construction, the architect's work will find resonance in this area and with citizens, so such interaction may enrich each other in a constant, dynamic process of mutual inspiration. The architects are Yong Ho Chang, Wang Shu, Michael Bell, URBANUS, Atelier Bow-Bow, Open Architecture, Atelier Deshaus, Johnston Marklee, Ensamble, Zeng Qun and Wang Fangji.
Mapping China: An Architecture Retrospective Since 2000
Curated by LI Xiangning
From the collectivism of the past to the "Chinese Speed" that caught the world's attention after post-Mao reforms, what lessons are to be learned from the explosive growth of China's cities and construction industry? Thought and practice in modern construction over the more than ten years since the new millennium dawned will be conveyed through evaluations of the past, documents and small-scale design, with an emphasis on academic presentation. The evaluations of Chinese contemporary construction and architects for the years from 2000 to 2013 will be led by construction pundits, including Li Xiangning, Shi Jian, Zhu Tao and Tang Keyang.