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Friday, 16 March 2012 21:17

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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 worlds highest honour.

Notable Work

1990 Youth Center, Haining, The Peoples Republic of China

1991 International Gallery of Zheijang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, The Peoples Republic of China

1999 - 2000 Gallery with a View, Shanghai, The Peoples Republic of China

Library of Wenzheng College, Suzhou University, The Peoples Republic of China

2002 2007 Vertical Courtyard Apartments, Hangzhou, The Peoples Republic of China

2003 Sahne House, Nanjing, The Peoples Republic of China

2003 2005 Teaching Building of Music and Dance Department, Dongguan, Guangdong, The Peoples Republic of China

2003 2006 Ceramic House, Jinhua, The Peoples Republic of China

- Five Scattered House, Ningbo, The Peoples Republic of China

2001 2005 Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, Ningbo, The Peoples Republic of China

2006 Tiled Garden, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Italy

2002 2007 Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, The Peoples Republic of China

2003 2008 Ningbo History Museum, Ningbo, The Peoples Republic of China

2007 2009 Old Town Conservation and Intervention of Zhongshan Street, Hangzhou, The Peoples Republic of China

Awards

2004 Chinas 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 lArchitecture et du Patrimoine, France

2010 Schelling Architecture Prize to Weng Shu and Lu Wenyu

2011 Gold Medal from lAcademie dArchitecture 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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