Wang Shuo is an architect, writer and researcher based in Beijing.
He received his B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in Beijing and M. Arch. from Rice University. He has practiced extensively in New York, Rotterdam and Beijing in the field of architecture and urbanism research. Projects located from New York, Chicago, London, UAE to major South East Asia cities, Shanghai and Beijing. He had worked for OMA on various large scale projects including RAK Gateway City - which won the 2009 Cityscape and International Business Award, BBC London headquarter strategic planning, and Interlace – a residential project in Singapore.As project architect for OMA’s Beijing office, he worked on the tallest tower complex in Bangkok –MahaNakhon. Wang Shuo left OMA in 2009 to focus on the practice of META-Project with partner Zhang Jing and Max Fu.
The work of Wang Shuo is characterized by a research driven approach, and is intended to bridge design and research with interdisciplinary collaboration. One of his main interests of research has been the intensifying urban dynamics in contemporary metropolis in Asia and new forms of emergent urban spaces. He has developed a series of urban research projects and is actively extending the idea into multiple dimensions of contemporary medium, including writing, video, website, art installation and exhibition.
Graduated from Tsinghua School of Architecture, Zhang Jing received her master’s degree of Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), with the distinguished “Award of Excellence”. She had worked for the well established Hariri and Hariri Architecture in New York, where she worked on several luxury residential projects. She joined OMA Rotterdam in 2007, and participated in various large scale projects including RAK Gateway City in UAE, BBC London headquarter strategic planning, as well as the innovative residential project “INTERLACE” for Singapore CapitaLand (in OMA Beijing office). In 2009, she joined Zerolaboffice in Shanghai as project manager, and a year later she established Zerolab Beijing Office as design director, leading several comprehensive interior projects including Ordos Restaurant and Xi’an Garden EXPO Boutique Hotel.
At META-Project, Zhang Jing is a designer-in-charge that often crosses the boundary between architecture, interior design and exhibition design.
Max Fu is the Business Partner of META-Project.