amateur architecture studio receives schelling prize for architecture amateur architecture studio receives schelling prize for architecture
aug 21, 2010

amateur architecture studio receives schelling prize for architecture

‘ningbo contemporary art museum’ by amateur architecture studio in ningbo, china image courtesy thomas stellmach

the schelling architecture foundation has awarded wang shu and lu wenyu of chinese practice amateur architecture studio with the architecture award totaling 30 000 euros. every two years since 1992, the foundation has honoured individuals who have responsibly advanced architecture’s development with significant designs, realized buildings, or with profound contributions to architectural history and theory.

having designed a number of projects such as the ningbo historic museum and the new xiangshan campus for the china academy of art in hangzhou, amateur architecture studio is being recognized for their works with local resources and, in particular, the poetic and atmospheric energy they derive from the materials. the studio specializes in developing new forms from traditional materials while opening up new fields of application.

along with amateur architecture studio, the french architect jean-louis cohen is being awarded for his contribution to architectural theory. schelling medals are being given to the swiss architects knapkiewicz & fickert and the british designer tom heatherwick for their respective work in the field.

xiangshan campus, china academy of art by amateur architecture studio in hangzhou, china image courtesy david brown

xiangshan campus, china academy of art by amateur architecture studio in hangzhou, china image courtesy david brown

xiangshan campus, china academy of art by amateur architecture studio in hangzhou, china image courtesy david brown

wang shu and lu wenyu of amateur architecture studio

  • Love the looks and vibe!

    Roegiest says:
  • I love Hangzhou!
    It’s a nice city!

    guide says:
  • congratulations!

    LC says:
  • love their work, each piece work is a Chinese poetry. Well done!

    LR says:

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