Chinese Architect Seminar and Talk Series 2018/19 CAST 02



  • Title: Typological Rural
  • Speaker: ZHANG LEI
  • Date: 18th Oct 2018
  • Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Venue: DBG 19, XJTLU South Campus
  • Coordinator: Philip Fung ([email protected])


Zhang Lei

Graduated from Southeast University in Nanjing & Finished his postgraduate study in ETH-Zurich, Zhang Lei found his architecture office AZL architects 2001 in Nanjing.

In May 2009 Zhang Lei was named by Icon Magazine as one of 20 architects who are transforming the future and changing the way we work. AZL was selected into one of the ten architecture offices as Design Vanguard 2008 by Architectural Record. In fall of 2012, Zhang Lei was named as candidates for 4th Swiss Architectural Awards. AZL’s “Slit House” was entered as honorable mention project by ar+d world emerging architecture awards 2008 by Architectural Review.

While winning the Architecture awards like “WA Chinese Architecture Awards” (2002,2006,2008) & “Chinese Architecture & Art Awards” (2004), He is involved in major international exhibitions on contemporary Chinese Architecture in Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy & American. His works are published quite intensively in international magazines like GA documents, Domus, Lotus, Architectural Record, Architectural Design, Architectural Review, Mark, Icon, Wallpaper etc.

Zhang Lei is now teaching as professor in School of Architecture & City Planning & head of Sustainable Rural Architecture Research Center in Nanjing University. He has been invited as guest professor & critic in Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chiba Institute of Technology in Tokyo & GSD-Harvard.