“Tsinghua Design Academic Week 2014” was held in Tsinghua University Design Center during June 17th to 19th, 2014. The academic week included 12 academic activities, the contents involving five majors: building, structure, heating and ventilation, water, electricity. There were two new book launches and one theme exhibition. Besides, it invited eight foreign design institutions in China to interact with audiences, to share and discuss current research and practice results.
This academic week was sponsored by Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co, LTD, organized by Community Design magazine. The opening ceremony was hosted by the dean Zhuang Weimin. In the opening ceremony, academician Cheng Taining made a keynote report on architectural creation; Discussions about human settlement environment construction were launched in various professional fields of THHDG. Architects from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou exchanged design practices of super-tall buildings. A number of foreign design institutions in China have made communications about the results and thoughts of working on design in China. The frontier problems of current design practices were also discussed and communicated in other professional sectors.
Two new book launches were also held during the academic week. “Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co, LTD Portfolio” gathered part of the excellent works of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University since 2013. The architectural review work of Mr. Ji Yuanzhen “Ask again--what is architecture” continues the deep reflection on the history and current situation of Chinese architecture design after his previous work “What is architecture”. During the academic week, “Universities and cities” theme exhibition was also held at the same time in the hall of Tsinghua University Design Center, which was planned by the dean of School of Architecture, University of Stuttgart Helmut Bott. He also made “university and city” theme report in the academic week.
“Tsinghua Design Academic Week 2014” gathered the frontier problems in each design field, presented the design practice in the process of culture collision under the context of globalization, launched professional works on design practice, history and reflection, and presented in-depth study and thinking about the interactive relationship between universities and cities. As China's top architectural design institution, also the outstanding representative of China's unique design institute of colleges and universities, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co, LTD presented a panorama of the development of China's current design practice from practice, research, thinking and other aspects through this “Tsinghua Design Academic Week 2014, which was a distinguished gathering of today’s design culture.
Host: Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Theme: Tsinghua Design Academic Week 2014
Time: June 17th -19th,2014
Location: green lecture hall of Architectural Design Center of Tsinghua University, Shunde Hall, No.4 conference room