OPEN is an international team of architects, with collaborators across different disciplines to practice urban design, landscape design, architectural design, interior design as well as the research and production of design strategies in the context of new challenges of our time. We believe in the innovative power of architecture to transform people and the way they live, while striking a new balance between the man-made and nature.
OPEN was founded by LI Hu and HUANG Wenjing in New York City. It established the Beijing office in 2008. Some of the 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 works, with recent awards such as 2016 Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards Winner, 2015 AIANY Design Awards, London Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2015 Nomination and Winning Prize of WA Awards for Chinese Architecture among others, and invited participations in the international exhibitions such as Venice Biennale and the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.