The joint design team of Atelier FCJZ -- founded by Yung Ho Chang (MArch, '84) -- and Coldefy & Associates Architects and Urban Planners have been declared the winner of the Fondation de Chine Competition. The completion of the Fondation de Chine project will culminate in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP). The team's winning entry is a new residential facility. Founded in 1920, the CIUP houses numerous academic buildings that are organized by nationalities. Among them are buildings designed by recognized architects Willem Marinus Dudok, Le Corbusier, Lucio Costa, and Claude Parent.
The winning entry by FCJZ+CAAU showcases a contextualized modern building with intrinsic Chinese quality. The design features are intended to transcend popular architectural styles and embed a healthy way of life that blurs the indoor-outdoor boundary.
Mr. Sui Jianguo, a prestigious Chinese sculptor has also been invited to consult on the landscape design.
Yung Ho Chang is an architect at Atelier FCJZ and a Professor at Peking University and MIT. Chang studied at the Nanjing Institute of Technology (now Southeast University) before moving to the US. He received his M.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley and taught in the US for 15 years before returning to Beijing to establish China's first private architecture firm, Atelier FCJZ.