21 April: OPEN – Recent Works

5 Collectivism - Li

On Monday 21 April, architect Li Hu, founder of OPEN Architecture, will be speaking about the office’s thinking on architecture and urbanism through their recent works.

Against the backdrop of ultra fast urban development and a severe lack of joyful public spaces, OPEN Architecture has been actively seeking strategies that tackle these issues. With a mix of multifunctional programs and a city-like architectural complexity, the office investigates the potential of a collective urban life.

Li Hu is the founding partner of OPEN Architecture, the director of Columbia University GSAPP’s Studio-X Beijing, and former partner of Steven Holl Architects. Li Hu graduated from Tsinghua University in Beijing and RICE University in the US. He worked at Steven Holl Architects since 2000 and became a partner of the firm in 2005. In 2010, he started OPEN Architecture with partner Huang Wenjing.


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