Recently, LI Hu received the ANNUAL DESIGNER award at a ceremony held by ART POWER 100 and DESIGN POWER 100 at the Guantang Gallery in Beijing. One of OPEN’s newest projects, the UCCA Dune Art Museum, was also selected for the 2018 DESIGN POWER Top 100 list. As one of the most influential and credible awards in arts and design field in China, DESIGN POWER 100 lists summarize significant progresses made by Chinese artists and designers of the year, and crucial figures who made particular contributions to the industry.
During a recent trip to the Netherlands to serve on the final jury session of the International Velux Awards, OPEN’s founding partner Li Hu was invited to lecture at two prominent Dutch architectural institutions—TU Delft and the Architecture Center of Amsterdam. At TU Delft, Li Hu’s lecture, entitled “HUMAN.NATURE”, explored the theme of architecture as a means of uniting man and nature. Held in the university’s Berlage Hall, it was followed by a public discussion of OPEN’s works with MVRDV partner Shi Wenqian.
The publication of OPEN Questions, OPEN’s latest monograph, was celebrated this week at a book launch held at Tsinghua University. Published by Urban Environment Design (UED), this extensive survey of OPEN’s work covers some of OPEN’s representative projects across different types and scales, including the acclaimed Garden School (Beijing No. 4 High School Fangshan Campus); newly completed projects such as the UCCA Dune Art Museum; and even projects still under construction, like the Chapel of Sound.