Founder & Principal: Liu Yuyang
Born in Taiwan and educated in the United States, Liu Yuyang received his Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego. While at Harvard, Mr. Liu conducted his thesis under Prof. Rem Koolhaas and co-authored the “Great Leap Forward”— a seminal work on the urbanisation of China’s Pearl River Delta, published by Taschen and 010 Publishers in 2001.
Having held a number of professional and academic positions in U.S and Hong Kong, Mr. Liu established the Shanghai-based Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects in 2007—regarded as one of the leading architectural studios in China with an emergent global recognition. The firm’s body of works ranges from the most pragmatic industrial compounds and public infrastructure on the one end, to the highly articulated and well-crafted buildings, spaces and campuses in the educational, R&D, cultural, and hospitality sectors on the other end. Through the unique narrative of each project, Mr. Liu seeks to create an architecture of specificity within the generic context of a globalised urban landscape, while searching for a poetic common ground and universal values.
Besides lecturing and publishing widely in China and beyond, Mr. Liu had been involved extensively in exhibition and curatorial works, most notably the 2007 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-annual Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the 2011 Chengdu International Architectural Biennale, the 2012 Mock-up Architectural Exhibition at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shanghai SUSAS exhibitions in 2015 and 2017, and most recently the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture’s China Pavilion.
Project Leader & Senior Associate: Wu Congbao
Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huai’an
Bachelor of Engineering, 2003-2008
The Architectural Society of Shanghai China, Shanghai
Project Leader: Fan Mavis
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master in Architecture, 2003-2005
Hong Kong Certificated Architect
Project Leader: Wang Jue
Polytechnic University of Milan
Master in Architecture, 2008-2011
Tongji University, Shanghai
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management, 2004-2008
Project Leader: Li Ning
Tongji University, Shanghai
Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Design, 2004-2008
The notion of community as a physical space and meta-physical conception is vital to a culturally inclusive and aesthetically progressive society. Likewise, we believe that architecture as a social construct and a disciplinary production cannot exist in isolation. Connected within a community of China’s most notable design offices and a network of international experts, we see our collaborative works not as a singular strand of projects but as a field of communal exchange and creative dialogue.Our work is not only to provide an guiding design strategy but also to maximize the resources of all sides. Connected within a community of architects, landscape designers, product designers, investors, artists, curators, business planners, community organizers, organic farmers, technologists, and NGOs, we take specific actions, walk into communities and work with the locals. We collect ideas from various groups of people for creative proposals to build a brand-new type of smart community in the future.