Cities should learn from villages | Shu Wang 王澍 | TEDxShanghai

“Going back to the countryside, how to open a kind of architecture experiment which goes beyond the conflict between urban and countryside.”

Wang Shu 王澍 Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect

Wang Shu is head of the architecture department of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and founder of Amateur Architecture Studio which he runs with his wife, Lu Wenyu. Wang won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2012 and became the first Chinese citizen to win this prize. It is often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture. In 2010, Wang and Lu Wenyu won the German Schelling Architecture Prize together, and in 2011 he received the gold medal from the French Academy of Architecture. His architecture has been described as “opening new horizons while at the same time resonating with place and memory” by the Pritzker Prize jury.

Wang Shu’s signature work included the Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, the Ningbo History Museum.

TEDxShanghai May 2016 theme: Balance

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