August 29-October 21
Free and open to all!
LOCATION & HOURS
Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30pm in the Wurster Auditorium
The talk will also be live streamed in 106 Wurster.
FORUM & PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, August 30 from 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-5:00pm in the Great Hall at the Bancroft Hotel (2680 Bancroft Way, across the street from Wurster Hall)
Thursday, August 30 from 1:00-1:30pm on the Wurster Plaza
Thursday, August 30 from 1:30-2:00pm in the Environmental Design Library
PLACE, CULTURE, TIME—DESIGN IN DRASTICALLY CHANGING CHINA
Architecture is a microcosm of the times. In the past three decades when China experienced massive urbanization, the architectural market also developed from scratch, then grew and expanded explosively. He Jingtang, who has been leading his team practicing the architectural design in the market from the very beginning of the urbanization movement, witnessed the drastic changes in China over the past three decades, and every architecture they create reflects profound thoughts on place, culture and time. This exhibition presents his architectural philosophy and works in the past decades, which, despite of the variation of places and custom, keeps abreast with the time and provokes thoughts on future urban development.
Since its inauguration in IUAV University Venice in October 2016, the exhibition has toured around China and been on display at some of the most prestigious Chinese universities, including Tongji University, Peking University, Harbin Institute of Technology and Southwest Jiaotong University. Now at the invitation of UC Berkeley, the exhibition aims to bridge over the east and west and promote dialogue and communication between the two countries.
The exhibition presents the enriched contents of different architectural typologies including museum, memorial hall, university campus and old town renewal, as well as the remarkable professional practices of He Jingtangand his team on the vast land of China. With models, images, videos and texts, the exhibition elaborates the creative thinking of He Jingtang and his team on different geographical contexts, cultural features and historical background. It also showcases, from the perspectives of theory, team building and educational concept, lessons and experiences drawn from the team’s years of practice, research and education on specific design projects.
ABOUT HE JINGTANG
Professor He Jingtang has put forward the “2 Views” (the whole view and the sustainable development view) and “3 characters” (local character, cultural character and epochal character) on architecture philosophy and innovative thought, which are represented in many architectural works. He has been in charge of more than 100 important projects of architecture engineering design which earned him more than 40 excellent design awards from the state, department and province, including 1 golden medal, 2 silver medals, 2 copper medals, 13 first prizes, and 14 second prizes. His masterpieces include Mausoleum of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Dynasty, Metropolitan Square, China Mayors Plaza, SCUT Shaw Building of Humanities, the Sea Battle Museum of the Opium War Museum, Shenzhen Building of Science, Foshan Electric Power Mansion, the main building of the new campus of Zhejiang University, Nanhai College of South China Normal University, Chongqing University, Jiangnan University, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Beijing Olympic Badminton and Wrestling Gymnasium, 9.18 Memorial, and more.
- Academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering
- Dean of College of Architecture, South China University of Technology
- President of Architectural Design & Research Institute South China University of Technology
- National Engineering Survey and Design Master of China
- Vice President of the Architectural Society of China
- Co-Chair of the CTBUH
- Chief Architect of the China Pavilion, 2010 Shanghai Expo