Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu

Annual Architecture Lecture 2016

Talks

Monday 11 July 2016
6.45 — 8pm

Part of our

Summer Exhibition 2016

events programme
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Ningbo History Museum, 2003-2008

Ningbo, China

Photo by Lv Hengzhong

The Royal Academy welcomes Chinese architects, Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu of Amateur Architecture Studio, to deliver the 26th Annual Architecture Lecture.

Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu founded Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou, China in 1997. They chose the name to emphasise the focus on craft, cultural memory and the everyday in their practice. Making frequent use of recycled building materials, their work negotiates the relationship between an architecture that is informed by Chinese tradition and one that is forward looking, creating buildings that are at once timeless and shaped by the present moment. Works such as the Ningbo History Museum (2003–08) and Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art (2004–07) reveal their ability to create architecture that is contextual yet challenging, and monumental yet full of intimate spaces.

In 2012, Wang Shu was awarded the Pritzker Prize, with the jury citation acknowledging both the ‘exceptional nature and quality of his executed work, and also … his ongoing commitment to pursuing an uncompromising, responsible architecture arising from a sense of specific culture and place.’

To find out more, read this article by Dezeen Magazine

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Monday 11 July 2016

6.45 — 8pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£22. Concessions £12.