Landscape Architecture

Penn-China Design Dialogues (PCDD)

Thursday, March 7, 2019Friday, March 8, 2019
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Day 1: World Financial Center, West Building, 16F,  No. 1 East Third Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Day 2: Chinese Academy of Fine Art (CAFA), 8 Huajiadi South Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Day 1: Urban Design and Architecture

Urban Design
Curated by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, professor of architecture, and Chris Marcinkoski, associate professor of landscape architecture, PennDesign
9:30am - 12:00pm: Urban Design Roundtable (By Invitation Only)
12:00 - 1:00pm: Working Lunch / Conclusions

Curated by Ali Rahim, professor of architecture, PennDesign
1:00pm: Registration & Light Refreshments
2:00pm - 2:10pm: The Future of Chinese Architecture, Ali Rahim 
2:10 - 4:00pm: Presentations: 8 X 10-minute presentations on one building
•    Shao Weiping, chief architect, BIAD
•    Ma Yansong, director, MAD Architects
•    Patrik Schumacher, director, Zaha Hadid Architects, Beijing
•    Hannes Pfau, head, UN Studio Shanghai
•    Xu Weiguo, chair, Tsinghua University
•    Li Zhenyu, dean, Tongji University
•    Philip Yuan, chair, Tongji University
•    Zhu Pei, dean, CAFA
•    Na Wei, director, Elevation Workshop
•    Rosalynn Hu, director, Neri and Hu Architects
•    Li Xinggang, chief architect, CDARG
•    Yung Ho Chang, director, FCIZ Architects
•    Wang Hui, director, Urbanus
3:30 - 5:00pm: Discussion
5:00 - 5:40pm: Drinks and Snacks
6:00 - 7:30pm: PennDesign Alumni Reception

Day 2: Landscape Architecture

8:30am: Registration
9:00 - 9:05am: Welcome, Fritz Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor, PennDesign
9:05 - 9:15am: Introductory Remarks: CAFA
9:15 - 10:00am: Richard Weller, Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, professor and chair of landscape architecture, PennDesign: A Beautiful World? Global Landscape Architecture
10:00 - 11:00am: Beautiful China? Program Chairs x 4
•    Rui Yang, chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Tsinghua University
•    Kongjian Yu, professor, School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Beijing University
•    Yufan Zhu, vice-director, Department of Landscape Architecture, Tsinghua University
•    Yuning Chen, chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Southeast University
10:00 - 11:30am: Break
11:30 - 12.30 PM: Beautiful China? Chairs x 4
•    Binyi Liu, professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Tongji University
•    Hui Liu, professor, Department of Landscape, Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology
•    Xiangrong Wang, dean, School of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University
•    Feng Han, chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Tongji University
12:30 - 1:00pm: Commentary by Mid-career academics x 12
1:00 - 2:00pm: Lunch
1:45 - 2:00pm: Gallery Talk: Chris Marcinkoski + Richard Weller
2:00 - 3:00pm: Beautiful China? Research Statements
•    Chundi Chen, associate research fellow, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
•    Zheng Chen, associate professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Tongji University