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Born: November 4, 1963

Nationality: Chinese

Masterpiece: Ceramic House

“He calls his office Amateur Architecture, but the work is that of a virtuoso in full command of the instruments of architecture – form, scale, material, space and light” – Karen Stein /writer, editor and architectural consultant/.

Biography

Wang Shu a Chinese architect based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He is the dean of the School of Architecture of the China Academy of Art.

In 1997, Wang Shu and his wife Lu Wenyu, also an architect, founded the firm Amateur Architecture Studio. They chose the name as a rebuke of the "professional, soulless architecture" practiced in China, which they believe has contributed to the large-scale demolition of many old urban neighborhoods.

In 2012, Wang became the first Chinese to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture world’s highest honour.

Notable Work

1990 – Youth Center, Haining, The People’s Republic of China

1991 – International Gallery of Zheijang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, The People’s Republic of China

1999 - 2000 – Gallery with a View, Shanghai, The People’s Republic of China

– Library of Wenzheng College, Suzhou University, The People’s Republic of China

2002 – 2007 – Vertical Courtyard Apartments, Hangzhou, The People’s Republic of China

2003 – Sahne House, Nanjing, The People’s Republic of China

2003 – 2005 – Teaching Building of Music and Dance Department, Dongguan, Guangdong, The People’s Republic of China

2003 – 2006 – Ceramic House, Jinhua, The People’s Republic of China

- Five Scattered House, Ningbo, The People’s Republic of China

2001 – 2005 – Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, Ningbo, The People’s Republic of China

2006 – Tiled Garden, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Italy

2002 – 2007 – Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, The People’s Republic of China

2003 – 2008 – Ningbo History Museum, Ningbo, The People’s Republic of China

2007 – 2009 – Old Town Conservation and Intervention of Zhongshan Street, Hangzhou, The People’s Republic of China

Awards

2004China’s First Architecture Arts Award

2005 – Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction in the Asia Pacific for Five Scattered Houses in Ningbo

2007 – First Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, France

2010 – Schelling Architecture Prize to Weng Shu and Lu Wenyu

2011 – Gold Medal from l’Academie d’Architecture of France

2012 – Pritzker Prize

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Wang Shu lecture - "Geometry and Narrative of Natural Form"

Information is used from:

www.urbanews.fr

www.arcspace.com

www.gsd.harvard.edu

www.chinasmack.com

 

 

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