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Architectural Design Workshop — Design and Build in Yingchuan Village, China

Prerequisites: 
Permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
Limited to 12
Preference Given to: 
MArch, SMArchS urbanism, MCP

Informational Q&A Meeging: Friday, May 3, 12:30 pm in room 4-144

In collaboration with Prizker Prize laureates Wang Shu and Wenyu Lu 

Overview

For the fourth year in a row, graduate students from MIT join students from Southeast University (SEU) and the China Academy of Art (CAA) for an on-site design and build workshop spanning 5+ weeks in the summer.

Approximately 24 students will work in groups and design public space, infrastructures and small public facilities at a sufficient level of detail to save the 1300+ years-old Yingchuan Village, located a few hours drive from Hangzhou.

At the end of the workshop a committee of top tier Chinese architects will rank projects in terms of practicality, sustainability, functionality, materiality, social relevance, communal improvements, etc. These top teams will have the opportunity to work with the local design institute and faculty studios to further prepare for the construction after the workshop. The top team projects will be constructed during the second half of the year.

Applications due to Yao Zhang by May 12, 2019

Travel

Pre-travel meetings: Mon, June 10 & Wed., June 12 — 10 AM-Noon in room 3-329
Travel dates: June 15-July 22, 2019 – Yingchuan Village, Quzhou, Zhejiang Province, China