September 27, 2005 (Tue.)
Wu, Liangyong
(Professor, Tsinghua University, China)
"Towards the Sustainable Regionalism"

Biography of Prof. Liangyong Wu
Born in Nanking in 1922. Professor at Tsinghua University. School of Architecture. He devoted himself to establish the School of Architecture in Tsinghua University in 1946. Since then has been greatly contributing to education, researches as well as practices of architectural and urban design. He is the creator of the first program for landscape architecture in China, and one of the most fervent defenders of the built heritage and of the conservation of natural resources in the P. R. of China.

His most representative work is Ju'er Hutong in Beijing (1990), an urban collective housing with high density developed from the traditional court-yard house in Beijing, which received the UN Habitat Award in 1992. He was also awarded UIA Jean Tschumi Prize in 1996, and his project team received the First Prize for Progresses of Science & Technology issued by the State Education Committee for the research on the facilities of the Olympic Games to be held in Beijing. Major publication is "A General Theory of Architecture".

Currently, Member of Chinese Academy of Science, and Academy of Engineering. Director of the Institute of Architectural & Urban Studies, and the Center for Science of Human Settlements, Tsinghua University. President of the Urban Planning Society of China.