RIBA participates in Design China Beijing for the first time
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be participating at Design China Beijing for the first time. On 24 September, RIBA will host a design sprint titled “Modern City Garden for a New World”, a one-day design challenge during which participants will be encouraged to re-interpret traditional Beijing architecture typologies such as the hutong and siheyuan (traditional courtyard residences) and incorporate new design approaches and technologies. A panel of judges will conduct a live design review, choose a winning proposal at the end of the design sprint.
Earlier this year, RIBA started the “Hello China” initiative to further engage with the architecture and design community in China and the Pan-Asia area. At Design China Beijing, RIBA will host a panel discussion on social context and cultural heritage of Chinese contemporary architecture.