11 April, Zhu Xiaofeng: Mutual Motives – Recent Works of Scenic Architecture Office

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Recent Works of Scenic Architecture Office



The lecture will cover recent works of Scenic Architecture Office including completed and on-going projects.  By sharing thinking processes from concept to construction, Prof. Zhu will reveal how space and structure inter-impel the the development of his architecture, which pursues to be a positive relevance between human, nature and society.


Zhu Xiaofeng

Mr.Zhu got his master degree of architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and bachelor degree in Architecture from Shenzhen University.  He founded Scenic Architecture Office in Shanghai in 2004. He taught in Tongji University as visiting professor since 2012.


Scenic Architecture believes that the spirit of architecture exists in how people perceive the basics of nature and living. Architecture of 21st century shall not only respond to human’s needs, but also act as a positive media betweenhuman and environment.  We use architecture to explore how space and time stimulate and absorb each other, andhow to establish balanced and dynamic relevance among human, nature and society.  All of these can only be realized by organizing matters like materiality, technology and form.  This is what we define as “ArchitecturalDesign”.  With persistent efforts onpractice and thoughts, we are on the way to make architecture as a yearninglife experience, and a carrier of both material and spirit.


The works of Scenic Architecture were widely published by international and local professional media, and were invited to various international architectural exhibitions including China Contemporary at NAI (Rotterdam, 2006), China Design Now at Victoria & Albert museum (London, 2008), Contemporary Chinese Architecture at Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (Paris, 2008),Architopia at CIVA (Brussels, 2008), Shenzhen Biennale(Shenzhen, 2007 &2009), New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific(Tokyo, Barcelona,Istanbul etc., 2008-2010), “Un-Natural” at BCA (Beijing, 2009), 2010\2014Venice Architecture Biennale (Venice,2010\2014), Chengdu Biennale(Chengdu,2011), Hong Kong Biennale(Hong Kong, 2011), Milano Triennial (Milan,2012), “ChinaDesign Grand Exhibition” (Shenzhen,2012),2013\2015 Shanghai WestBund Biennale(Shanghai,2013\2015) and “Eastern Promises – Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practice in East Asia” (Vienna,2013).


Representative works include Vanke Art Center, Xuhui Riverside Lattice House, East China NormalUniversity Affiliated Bilingual Kindergarten, Huaxin Exhibition Center,ZhuJiaJiao Museum of Fine Arts, From East Bookstore, Dashawan Beach Facilities,Victory Street Neighborhood Committee and Oldies Daily-Care Center, JintaoVillage Pavillion, The Green Pine Garden, etc.


Works of Scenic Architecture Office have won several awards, including WAACA WAAward, “Far Eastern Architectural Design Award”, Architizer A+ Award, “UED MuseumDesign Award “, the finalist of “China Architecture Media Award” YoungArchitect Award, “40 under 40” award for 40 leading young designers in Asia Perspective,etc.


19:30  Monday, 11 April, 2016


1/F Lecture Hall

HKU/Shanghai Study Centre

298 Bei Suzhou Lu (close to Sichuan Bei Lu)
Hongkou District, Shanghai
Subway Line 10, Tiantong Lu