Mission and vision

Department of Architecture

In our vision, we do not insist on one area of specialisation precisely because we defend and propagate a holistic and systemic approach to the discipline of architecture: as a “Synthesis of the Arts”.

As a community of individuals coming from many different countries and backgrounds, we consider our Chinese context to be a productive platform from which to experiment with new ways of thinking: to develop an innovative pedagogy for the formation of architects, based on a critical dialogue between Chinese and Western approaches.

Pedagogy is at the centre of our vision and action, and beyond the specificity of architecture we are reflecting on some radical questions related to various aspects of creativity – across disciplines - using a variety of visual aids and digital tools.