As part of the celebrations for the 15th anniversary of Aedas in mainland China, Aedas opened an exhibition themed ‘City Icons’ at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, showcasing how Aedas projects have combined global expertise, local knowledge and unbound creativity to take up our cultural and social responsibility to pass on the irreplaceable cultural, historical, social and human values over our hands to create timeless architecture.
The opening day also saw two guest lectures delivered by Aedas’ Global Design Principal and Chairman Keith Griffiths and Global Design Principal Ken Wai. In his lecture ‘Cultural Responsibility of Super High-rise’, Keith discussed the importance of embedding buildings in their relevant cultures, events and history to create city icons that are not only unique and memorable in shape and form but also truly represent the cities; while Ken shared his experience as an ‘Idea Detective’ to explore and identify the real needs of clients.
Earlier this year, Aedas announced the establishment of Aedas-Tongji University Architectural Scholarships to encourage creative thinking. “Aedas is proud to collaborate with the CAUP of Tongji University in sparkling new visionary and creative ideas,” said Keith. The exhibition, running from 14 to 24 November 2017, features the projects of the scholarship recipients as well. Last year Aedas also set up the Aedas-Tsinghua Innovation Fund for the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Source and photos, Courtesy of Aedas.