OPEN is a renowned architecture office collaborating across different disciplines to practice urban design, landscape design, architectural design, and interior design, as well as the research and production of design strategies in the context of new challenges. We believe in the innovative power of architecture to transform people and the way they live, while striking a new balance between the manmade and nature.
OPEN was founded by LI Hu and HUANG Wenjing in New York City. It established its Beijing office in 2008. Some major projects by OPEN include: UCCA Dune Art Museum, Chapel of Sound, Sun Tower, Tank Shanghai, Shanfeng Academy, Shanghai Qingpu Pinghe International School, Pingshan Performing Arts Center, Tsinghua Ocean Center, Garden School/Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus, and Gehua Youth and Cultural Center.
OPEN has been widely recognized for its innovative work. Recent awards the firm received include the AIA International Design Awards Honor Award (US), Arcasia Awards Gold Award, Design for Asia Awards, LEAF Awards (EU), AR Future Project Awards (UK), P/A Awards (US), AZ Awards (CAN), AIA Education Facility Design Award of Excellence (US), Civic Trust Awards (UK), Iconic Awards Best of Best (GER), and the Winning Prize of the WA Awards for Chinese Architecture, among many others.
OPEN’s work has been widely published and frequently exhibited around the world, such as the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennale, Venice Biennale, London Design Museum, and collected by Museum of Modern Art in New York, and M+ Museum in Hong Kong.