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AIA Shanghai Lecture | Liu Yuyang presents 'Of Land and People: A Decade in China'

  • Haworth Showroom, Jing An Kerry Center 1515 West Nanjing Road, Tower 1, Floor 32 Shanghai China (map)

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Liu Yuyang 刘宇扬

Through observation, research, and design projects by Liu Yuyang, a Shanghai-based architect and co—author with Rem Koolhaas of the Great Leap Forward—the first research on contemporary Chinese urbanism in Pearl River Delta, the lecture will be a personal account of how Chinese urbanism and architecture have evolved in the last decade as three distinct and sometime concurrent thematic phases: new town development, urban regeneration and countryside construction. The lecture will end with Mr. Liu’s latest work on urban waterfront redevelopment in Shanghai Minsheng Wharf in Pudong as a uniquely Chinese ambition of design and politics.


Founder - Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

Biography - Mr. 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.


AIA Shanghai would like to thank all who attended and made this a successful event.  Look out for more lectures in the near future!