Zhang Hetian


Zhang Hetian, born in 1976, is an architect, the Principle of unarchitecte, the Chief architect and the Executive director of superstructure.

In 2003, Zhang Hetian went to France for further study where he received three master’s degrees of urban design, urban planning and architecture from École Nationale Supérieure d’ Architecture de Paris-Belleville (ENSAPB). He once served in some architectural firms like Bernard Tschumi, Francois Roche, etc. At the same time, he set up the Sino-French Architecture Communication Society (SFACS) in Paris for academic communications on architecture. After returning in China, he has created three architectural design studios, the unarchitecte , the cutscapearchitecture and the superstructure.

Recent works by Zhang Hetian are as followed: Jilin Museum of Classic Art, Dodo Museum in Beijing, China’s Commercial Counsellor's Office in Sri Lanka, The Climbing Park of Luofo Mountain, China’s Commercial Counsellor's Office in Senegal, Art Zone reformation of an old paper mill in Jia County, China’s Commercial Counsellor's Office in Mauritania, etc. The Forbidden City Red-Wall Teahouse that he completed in 2014 was published both in China and abroad on architectural websites (Archdaily, Designboom, Dezeen, UED, Gooood, etc.) and in professional journals (C3, UED, WA, TA, etc.) and was on display in German and Beijing, being awarded the fifth 'Chinese Construct 2015 National Biennale of Environmental Art Design' and ‘Architecture New Media Awards 2014’, and being elected to the Top 7 Most Amazing Chinese Buildings of 2014 in the United States of America. For the Dodo Museum completed in Beijing in 2017, he was awarded the 17th Napoli Cultural Classic Premio alle Eccellenze in Italy. The Climbing Park of Luofo Mountain that he just completed in the beginning of 2018 was featured by Domus, BOB, Designboom, Landscape Architecture etc; for the Jilin Museum of Classic Art in Changchun in 2018, he was awarded the 2nd Gianfranco Unione International Exellence Awards in Italy; The installation in Nanchang, A Walking Box, was featured by Detail, Architizer, ArchDaily, CA, BOB etc, and was awarded the First PRIZE in Education Building Category by ARCHMARATHON Selections @MADE EXPO 2019 in Milan, and will automatically have access to the world edition of ARCHMARATHON which will take place in Milan in 2020. Lingbao Children's Center, established at the beginning of 2020, has been published by many international authoritative architectural media in Asia, Africa and Europe, and was elected as the “Project of The Day” by Architizer.