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2016.12.07

The 2016 Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards Ceremony was held on December 1st at the IAC Building in New York. OPEN Architecture’s HEX-SYS project was selected as the Winner of Green category, among three other finalists including Gensler, Perkins+Will and Mithun.

Interior Design's Best of Year is the design industry’s premiere design awards, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects and manufacturers from around the globe. Now celebrating its 11th year, Interior Design's Best of Year has become the ultimate measure of excellence, showcasing what's happening today in every category of design while simultaneously setting the design bar even higher for the future.

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2016.10.17

The Locus Design Forum 2016 opened in Dongdaemoon Design Plaza in Seoul, Korea on October 10th. In the exhibition, OPEN presented a hand-crafted book ‘A DIALOGUE AT THE SEA’.

This is 'a book of two books', which opens up from the middle. It attempts to construct a poetic conversation between two projects: the seaside art spaces in Aranya. OPEN’s founding partner Huang Wenjing presented on the opening ceremony and explained the design concept and philosophy behind the book.

The theme of Locus Design Forum 2016 is ‘the creative gap between book and architecture’. The exhibition will last till November 9, 2016.

2016.09.13

Recently, Shanghai organized an international competition for the new Art Museum of Pudong. The site of the project is located at a prominent spot on the tip of Pudong’s Lujiazui CBD area directly below the Oriental Pearl Tower. Looking across Huangpu River from the Bund, the iconic skyline of Lujiazui has been such a symbolic image of modern Shanghai that any addition or alteration to this image is extremely sensitive. So the site has been deliberately left vacant for years, awaiting a significant cultural institute and meaningful contribution to the urban life at the megapolis.

The competition consisted of two rounds, OPEN along with SANAA, Jean Nouvel and David Chipperfield progressed to the second round.

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2016.04.13

OPEN’s project HEX-SYS has been selected as one of the Best 2015 by Archilovers, “as it upholds our high standards for aesthetics, functionality and creativity”. It is one of the most 'loved' out of the 50,000 projects published on Archilovers website last year.

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2016.01.18

OPEN Wishes You a Happy New Year!

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2015.12.15

OPEN’s founding partner Huang Wenjing was invited to give a lecture at Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University in Australia. Huang’s lecture took the structure of OPEN’s new book – OPEN ReAction, which introduced OPEN’s practice and thinking in recent years. Meanwhile, OPEN’s cinematic installation at Chicago Architecture Biennial kicked off its World Graduate School Tour at Bond.

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2015.12.15

OPEN’s first book “OPEN ReAction” was published by China Architecture & Building Press. This book belongs to the Chinese Architecture Book Series II. By inserting 6 ideas between 7 realized projects of OPEN, we would like to make a manifesto of the basic attitude and starting point of OPEN’s practice in this book.

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2015.10.15

The cinematic installation titled OPEN ReAction, as part of the Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, was officially open to public on October 3rd, 2015. The exhibition is located in the ground floor lobby of the Expo 72 building (72 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601), across street from the Chicago Cultural Center. The exhibition will last till January 03, 2016.

In the films, shot and edited by Spirit of Space, the visual narrative is built around three key topics, as embodied by four of OPEN Architecture’s built projects: China and its urban dynamics, the process of architectural creation, and poetry through behavior.

2015.04.17

OPEN was selected as one of the participants in the very first architecture biennial in North America, the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which will launch in October 2015.

The list of participants was officially announced on April 14, 2015 by the Chicago Architecture Biennial organizers. Over 60 studios - representing more than 30 countries, across 5 continents - were selected by Biennial Co-Artistic Directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda. The participants were culled from a list of some 500 architects and were chosen on the basis of whether they are pushing the limits of, or redefining, the field, said the Artistic Director Sarah Herda (quoted from Chicago Tribune). Added Grima: “During our research, we have had conversations with hundreds of architects working in...

2015.06.26

OPEN’s Ocean Center (The Deep Ocean Innovation Base of Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen) topped out on June 15th, 2015.

The Ocean Center is made up of 5 leading research centers of deep ocean science in China. The 60 meters-high-building is standing on the eastern end of the grand axis of the campus, right next to the main gate. OPEN’s “vertical campus” design strategy will make the building not only be a new type of research labs with high efficiency, but also a dynamic social energizer on the end of the grand axis of the campus.

The secretary and dean of Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen, the deputy director of Public Works Bureau, the general manager of Contractor Huashi, the leaders of Local Design Institute iBR, the leaders of...

2015.05.22

OPEN has moved to the new office located in No. 46 Fangjia Hutong recently.

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2015.04.28

OPEN’s Garden School / Beijing No.4 School Fangshan Campus was awarded Architecture Merit Award by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. Mr. Li Hu, founding partner of OPEN, attended the ceremony and accepted the Award on behalf of OPEN’s team.

AIA New York’s annual Design Awards program celebrates outstanding architectural design, and honors the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence. Awards are given in four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, Urban Design.

“This year’s jury was demanding and thoughtful,” said Tomas Rossant, AIA, the 2015 AIANY president. “Their selections speak to new values: Form is no longer to be celebrated for its own sake, and architecture in its greatest expression must...

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2015.03.23

The temporary sales pavilion prototype V1.0, which realized OPEN's concept and experimentation on mass-customization for the first time, has won Bronze A' Design Awards recently.

The A’ design award is the world’s largest competition of its kind, acknowledging the best product and architectural innovations — from concept phase to realization — that are launched each year.

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2015.03.06

On February 19th 2015, London's Design Museum has announced the nominations for its prestigious Designs of the Year award. Now in its eighth year, the award honors the most innovative, interesting and forward-looking designs from all over the world that “promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year”, spanning the categories of architecture, digital, fashion, product, graphics and transport.

Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus designed by OPEN, otherwise known as the Garden School, was among 15 shortlisted projects in the Architecture category. Arena do Morro by Herzog & de Meuron, Foundation Louis Vuitton by Gehry Partners and One Central Park by Ateliers Jean Nouvel are also on the list.

The exhibition...

2015.01.09

Architectural Record featured "Schools of the 21st Century" in its first issue of 2015. Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus(also called "Garden School"), was selected as the cover image of the print magazine.

Architectural Record says: A microcosm of the world’s most architecturally significant K-12 schools, RECORD’s annual review looks at recent projects that exemplify good design as a crucial component in a school’s programmatic development. From an inner-city grade school in New York and a bucolic one on Washington’s Bainbridge Island, to a progressive high school for 1,200 students in Beijing, each demonstrates the value that thoughtful and sustainable architecture can have for the well-being of a community and the education of its children.

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2015.01.09

This year's WA Awards for Chinese Architecture announced its winners recently. OPEN's work Stepped Courtyards won the first prize of WA Housing Award; Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus was shortlisted for WA City Regeneration Award; Meanwhile, Studio-X Beijing was shortlisted for WA Achievement Award.

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2014.12.05

Li Hu and Huang Wenjing, founding partners of OPEN, were selected as one of "50 Under 50: Innovators of the 21st Century". OPEN's works will be included in the book to be published by The Images Publishing Group (IMAGES) in 2015.

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2014.11.07

Li Hu was invited to give lectures at Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University and Jia Xiang An Shan Art Museum in Chongqing. In the meantime, OPEN’s works were exhibited in the museum.

2014.11.07

Li Hu was invited to be the jury for the Grand Review of International Exhibition of Architecture Graduate Design (IEAGD) in Taiwan, and attended the events held in Luodong Cultural Working House with architects Huang Shengyuan, Ryue Nishizawa etcs.

2014.09.22

Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus designed by OPEN Architecture has been completed and held its opening ceremony on Aug. 31st, 2014, four years after OPEN won the design competition in 2010, for this new campus of total building area of over 50,000sqms for 36 classes of students.

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2014.09.09

Re-thinking the Future Awards (RTFA) has announced its winners of 2014. OPEN’s work Ocean Base has won the Second Award of Institutional Concept Category. Four other OPEN projects won Awards or Honorable Mentions in other categories, including Garden School, Stepped Courtyards, Connection House and 2nd Ring 2049.

This year, the competition received huge participation from 83 Countries. It aims to bring out the most creative and innovative projects in the field of architecture and hence create an interactive educational platform of highest standards. Rethinking The Future is about envisioning a future that aims to meet human ‘needs’ while preserving the environment so that these ‘needs’ can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations.

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2014.09.09

OPEN was invited to be one of the three architectural teams designing the Chinese Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Biennale – La Biennale di Venezia, with focus on the outdoor pavilion in the virgin garden.

LI Hu and HUANG Wenjing, Founding Partners of OPEN Architecture, attends the Official Opening and “Mountains beyond Mountains” Forum of the Chinese Pavilion at the 14th Venice Biennale on June 5th and 6th. In addition, several of OPEN’s recent architectural projects including the Beijing No. 4 School Fangshan Campus, Gehua Youth and Cultural Center and Tsinghua Ocean Center, are also featured in the exhibition inside the Chinese Pavilion.

2014.09.16

Li Hu gave lectures about OPEN's Recent Works in Nanjing University, Tianjin University and Tsinghua University.

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2014.09.16

The video and scroll of OPEN’s 2nd Ring 2049 proposal were collected by M+ Museum, and were included in Building M+ , the new Hong Kong museum's first architecture exhibition.

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2013.12.11

Gehua Youth and Cultural Center won the gold award of Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2013 (APIDA), Category: Public Space.

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2013.10.29

OPEN exhibits at West Bund 2013: A Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary Art.

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2013.10.29

OPEN’s latest works exhibited at Good Design 2013, Beijing.

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2013.10.29

Li Hu lectures at Hunan University during the academic week.

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2013.10.29

OPEN Prototype For Temporary Sales Pavilion has been completed.

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2013.07.26

ICON asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think they are, in some way, shaping the future. It is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world. Li Hu was the only Chinese architect on the list.

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2013.05.06

Li Hu and Huang Wenjing attend the ideas forum hosted by World Architecture Magazine and the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University.

2013.05.06

Li Hu gives a lecture named "Patient Search" in the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University.

2013.05.06

The topping out ceremony of Beijing No.4 Middle School Changyang Campus was held.

2013.05.06

OPEN was invited to design an oiltank theater as part of West Bund 2013 - a Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary Art.

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2013.05.06

Li Hu, the Founding Partner of OPEN Architecture, speaks at 1° Design Summit in Milan

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2013.05.06

Huang Wenjing, the Founding Partner of OPEN Architecture, delivers a lecture at Princeton University.

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2012.12.11

Gehua Youth and Cultural Center wins best of The 3rd China Architecture Media Award.

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2012.10.31

Gehua Youth and Cultural Center wins 2012 WA Architecture Awards

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2012.10.09

Duration:
2012.9.29 - 2012.11.03
10 am - 6 pm (Except Monday)

Address:
Studio-X Beijing,
A103, 46 Fangjia Hutong, Andingmen Inner Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing

2012.10.31

Gehua Youth and Cultural Center wins the nomination for 2012 Beijing Design Award

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2012.10.09

100 Contemporary Projects in China are selected and exhibited in REM-Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany, from 15 SEP. 2012 to 13 JAN. 2013. OPEN’s Garden School is among the selected projects.

This exhibition also includes Linked Hybrid in Beijing, Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing and Raffles City in Chengdu, which are major projects led by Li Hu when he was a partner at Steven Holl Architects.

2012.10.09

Gehua Youth and Cultural Center was inaugurated on 28 JULY 2012, and has just successfully hosted a full summer camp program.

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2012.06.12

Festarch is an international architecture festival held every year in Italy. The theme for the 2012 festival is cities in(to) cities. It is held in Perugia and Assisi from June 7th to 10th. Li Hu gives a lecture in the theme of "Public Nature" for the festival, talking about the sustainability of Chinese cities.

2012.08.14

China Design Exhibition

Time: December 7, 2012 – February 26, 2013

Location:
Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Lianhuashan Park, Civic Center, Futian District, Shenzhen

Sponsors:
Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China
Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government

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2012.04.09

Gehua Youth and Cultural Center starts construction at Beidaihe

2012.04.09

Beijing No. 4 Middle School Fangshan Campus starts the construction.

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2011.12.21

The installation “OPEN Nature” is open to the public at “The Street” in B10, OCT Loft, Shenzhen, from Dec. 8th, 2011 to Feb 18th 2012, as part of the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture.

2011.12.21

OPEN wins the Competition for Deep Sea Research Centre of Tsinghua University Shenzhen Graduate School Innovation Base.

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2011.12.21

OPEN wins Wuhan Raycome Skyline (5th phase) Design Competition

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