AIA International Design Awards ceremony was held in Mexico City November 2, 2023. Shanfeng Academy designed by OPEN won the Honor Award for Architecture.
AIA International is the broadest geographical component of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA International Design Awards recognize best practices, innovative thinking, and design excellence of AIA members’ projects worldwide.
OPEN's founding partners Li Hu and Huang Wenjing were appointed as the Kenzo Tange Design Critics in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. They are co-teaching a design studio at the GSD this fall semester.
The Kenzo Tange Visiting Professorship was established in 1984 at Harvard, which brings luminaries to campus each year to teach and lecture, including Alvaro Siza, Peter Zumthor, Kazuyo Sejima, Zaha Hadid, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Yung Ho Chang, and Wang Shu.
OPEN unveils the design of two oceanfront cultural buildings in Yantai, China. The Space Crystals is a digital space museum and experience center—an extraterrestrial-looking object landed mysteriously in the clearing of a seaside park. The Sea Square is a humble square-quad-shaped library and community service building, floating on a restored square dock by the sea.