Global Showcase for XJTLU Architecture Students

31 Jul 2015

Five students from the Department of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) featured in a travelling exhibition called "2015 Student Architecture Design Exhibition" which showcased in London, Beijing and Shanghai recently.

XJTLU students Liu Wei‎, Siyao Wang, Xueyi Sun, Chitraj Bissoonauth‎ and Wenshan Shen were included in the first international exhibition of student architectural designs at the China Design Centre in central London.

The exhibition demonstrated unique work from universities in China and UK's major architecture departments featuring student projects from Tsinghua University, Tianjing University, XJTLU, Tongji University as well as UCL, the Architectural Association, Nottingham University and Sheffield.

Mr. Jack Qu, an ex-BDP (Building Design Partnership) Architect and director of the China Design Centre hoped that this exhibition would, "Help promote the work from young talents and develop international opportunities for the students on display.”

Dr. Austin Williams, who coordinated XJTLU's involvement in this exhibition at the China Design Centre at The Building Centre said, "Our Final Year undergraduate students are being displayed among Masters student projects from the Architectural Association (AA), the Bartlett School of Architecture and China's top universities. We are more than holding our own and the students should be very proud of that. These students were included on merit and it is a testament to their own hard work and dedication that they are now part of a global exhibition."

Both Mr. Bob Shiel, director of the Bartlett School of Architecture and Mr. Sam Jakoby, director of Master of Philosophy programme at the AA were also impressed by the quality of work on display.

London's China Design Centre is the permanent home for exhibitions, events and conferences exploring Chinese innovative design at the Building Design Centre.

The UK exhibition closes and continues in the Beijing China Building Centre from 29th August to 4th September at the offices of Urban Environment Design (UED) on Tonglinge Road, Xicheng District.

UED's China Building Centre is a media platform where owners and architects connect through events and lectures to further promote international discourse and exchange in the architecture profession.

31 Jul 2015