Archives of Publication and Culture, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, 2022
photo portrait: I. Mathie
photo project: Lu Wenyu
Architects and educators Wang Shu, the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureat, and his wife Lu Wenyu founded Amateur Architecture Studio in 1997 and in 2003 the Architecture Department at China Academy of Art. In 2007, the School of Architecture was established, where Wang has been the first dean untill now. They are focused on the re-establishment of a contemporary language for Chinese architecture, which is reflected in their built works such as Ningbo Historic Museum, Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art, The tiles hill in Hang Zhou, Renovation of Wencun Village, Fuyang Cultural Complex, The National Archives of Publications and Culture in Hangzhou, Preservation and Renovation of Southern Song Imperial Street, and Lin An Historic Museum. Their work “Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art” was one of “The 25 Most Significant Works of Postwar Architecture” in the world, selected by the New York Times in 2021. Wang Shu was the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor at Harvard GSD in 2011. He is the visiting Professor in MIT, UCL, The University of Hong Kong and Tongji University. He received a Honorary Professorship from Southeast University, an Honorary Fellowship from RIBA, an Honorary Doctoral Degree from RISD, and an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Sociology from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been awarded the French Gold Medal of the Academy of Architecture in 2011. In 2013, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time. He was the recipient 2019 Gold Medal of Tau Sigma Delta. He is now a juror of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.