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Mission and vision

Department of Architecture

XJTLU Architecture promotes a holistic and systematic approach to architecture with no one specialisation privileged over another.

As a community of individuals coming from many different countries and backgrounds, our Chinese context provides a productive platform from which to develop new research and innovative pedagogies for future architects, based on a critical dialogue between Chinese and Western knowledge traditions.

Research-led teaching is central to our vision, and beyond the traditional limits of architecture research, education and practice, we reflect on radical questions related to various aspects of sustainability, seeking to formulate innovative responses realised through creative cross-disciplinary approaches, aided by a variety of analogue and digital technologies.