OPEN is an international team of architects, collaborating across different disciplines to practice urban design, landscape design, architectural design, and interior design, as well as the research and production of design strategies in the context of new challenges. We believe in the innovative power of architecture to transform people and the way they live, while striking a new balance between the manmade and nature.
OPEN was founded by LI Hu and HUANG Wenjing in New York City. It established its Beijing office in 2008. Some built and ongoing projects by OPEN include: Gehua Youth and Cultural Center, Garden School/Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus, Stepped Courtyards, HEX-SYS, Tsinghua Ocean Center, Pingshan Performing Arts Center, and Tank Shanghai.
OPEN has been widely recognized for its innovative work, with such recent awards as the 2016 Interior Design’s Best of Year Award, the 2015 AIANY Design Award, the London Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2015 Nomination, and the Winning Prize of WA Awards for Chinese Architecture, among others, and invited participations in international exhibitions like the Venice Biennale and the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.