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The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series: Roots - Rediscover Jingdezhen Contemporary

Zhu Pei (Founder of Studio Zhu Pei; Dean and Professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Founder of Studio Pei Zhu)
When Apr 28, 2021
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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Zhu Pei’s design philosophy is focused on Architecture of Nature, which explores the importance and relations between the root that grounds the work deeply into a specific nature and culture, and innovation that defines the revolutionary thinking to the architecture. The recent newly-built Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen presents a sensitive addition on a site of national significance yet one that simultaneously explores materiality and constructional innovation. In this talk Pei will trace the roots of his work and that inspiration through examinations of current design proposals.



Zhu Pei is the Dean and Professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture; Visiting Professor at Harvard University and Columbia University; Honorary Fellow of AIA. He founded his office in Beijing in 2005. As one of the leading Chinese Architects, his practice and research are dedicated to contemporary architecture, arts and culture field. Among his most recognised works are the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, the Shou County Culture and Art Center, Yangliping Performing Arts Center at Dali, Zibo Art Center, 798CUBE Art Center, the Minsheng Museum of Modern Art in Beijing, etc. He has achieved a number of awards including AR Award (2017), AIA Honor Award (2015), 1949-2009 Grand Design Award from Architectural Society of China (2009), and “The 5 greatest architects under 50” from the Huffington Post (2011).


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 Date & Time: 28 April, 2021 at 03:00pm BST

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