© Iwan Baan
Studio Zhu-Pei is one of the leading Chinese architecture firms. For us, the challenge of design is to provide practical solutions while reflecting a strong and innovative conceptual thinking and a critical outlook.
Our projects, therefore, are an exploration of methods to connect process to product.
The framework for this investigation and the experimental nature of our work is formed by the context in which it takes place- Urban China. The recent rapid development of the country has created new urban environments that can certainly be described as modern but lack the vitality and soul of older districts. One of our main concerns in design is to reconnect modern urban china to its roots, reinterpreting the vernacular in a contemporary context to create architectural devices capable of energizing urban activities. In this way we hope to contribute to a regional variance of contemporary architecture appropriate to its local context.