Open Door: Williams House

Open Door, a partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and British Council, is designed to promote and celebrate outstanding conservation work by emerging architects in mainland China and in the UK.

Williams House, Nanjing University – Nanjing, China
Tian Leng, Xiaoxin Zhao, Shuyong Chao and Yu Wang
Category 1: Twentieth century heritage buildings

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, several missionary universities and colleges made outstanding contributions to higher education in China, including the University of Nanking (UNK), or what is now Nanjing University. Williams House will soon be an active place with cultural and spiritual values that enhance the staff and student identity.

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The Open Door project is aimed at architects who have been qualified for 10 years or less. It highlights the best of recent architectural heritage projects and the environmental and cultural benefits of building conservation. It also aims to foster knowledge sharing between expert practitioners in both countries, facilitating future UK-China dialogue on architecture and design.

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