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Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

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Spotlight: Wang Shu

08:00 - 4 November, 2017
Ningbo History Museum. Image © Zhu Chenzhou
Ningbo History Museum. Image © Zhu Chenzhou

Wang Shu (born November 4, 1963) is a Hangzhou-based architect and dean at the China Academy of Art, known for his thoughtful resistance to what he considers “professionalized, soulless architecture.” His honoring of local tradition, environment, and craftsmanship saw him become the first Chinese citizen, and one of the youngest people overall, to receive the Pritzker Prize in 2012 for "an architecture that is timeless, deeply rooted in its context and yet universal.”

Hangzhou Xiangshan Campus. Image © Iwan Baan       Ningbo History Museum. Image © Zhu Chenzhou Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion. Image © Lu Wenyu Ceramic House. Image © Lv Hengzhong + 16

New Academy of Art in Hangzhou / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

00:00 - 27 April, 2009
New Academy of Art in Hangzhou / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

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Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

00:00 - 22 February, 2009
Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

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