OPEN’s founding partner LI Hu lectured at 2019 MINDPARK Creative Summit in Shenzhen, sharing his reflections on ‘what modesty means to architecture and architectural practice’. As a response to the summit’s theme of “reshaping consumption”, LI stressed the urgent need for modesty in architecture in our current age of over-consumption.
OPEN’s founding partner LI Hu was invited to lecture at the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong on April 16, as part of the Department’s 2019 Spring Public Lecture Series. In this lecture, entitled “OPEN Questions”, LI presented his thoughts on how architecture can offer hope for the future by reacting to the challenges of today. He also discussed OPEN’s design approach and recent work done by the firm.
OPEN’s latest project, TANK Shanghai, has opened to the public on March 23rd. Located in Shanghai’s West Bund, the project transforms an abandoned airport into a vibrant urban art park woven around five decommissioned oil tanks. OPEN's design reinvents these industrial relics as galleries and other spaces for contemporary art and culture.