UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
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Current Mass Timber Buildings in China

Current Mass Timber Buildings in China
Date:
07-Oct-2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue:
Room318, 3/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road Hong Kong
Moderator:
Zhou Ying
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, HKU
Title:
Current Mass Timber Buildings in China
Speaker(s):
Li Zheng 李征
Huo Chunlong 霍春龍
Ren Fei 任飛
Zhang Tong 張彤

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Meeting ID: 853 0500 0266
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Wooden architecture was the mainstream in traditional Chinese building. Wood was preferred for many traditional architecture. The ancient book Yingzao Fashi, one of China’s earliest known building manuals, specified for the first time in China the construction standards for traditional wooden buildings.

While steel and concrete were preferred in last decades’ urbanization in China, we see a trend today a revoke of wooden architecture due to the cultural root of the material and its sustainable performance.

In this symposium, speakers from 3 leading universities in China will introduce their latest research and application of timber structure in China. We will discuss what are the potential and challenges of mass timber buildings in China today.


Guest Speakers

Li Zheng

Professor, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University
Recipient of Outstanding Young Scholar Project from
National Natural Science Foundation of China

李征

同濟大學土木工程學院研究員、博士生導師
國家自然科學基金優秀青年科學基金獲得者


Huo Chunlong

Deputy Chief Architect and Director of
Digital Technology Research Institute
Director of Information Department of Tsinghua University Architectural Design and Research Institute

霍春龍

數字科技研究院院長、信息部主任
清華大學建築設計研究院有限公司副總建築師


Ren Fei

Vice President and Deputy Chief Architect of Tsinghua University
Architectural Design and Research Institute

任飛

清華大學建築設計研究院有限公司副院長、副總建築師


Zhang Tong

Dean of the School of Architecture, Southeast University, China
Member of the UIA Commission on Architecture Education and
UNESCO-UIA Validation Council for Architectural Education

張彤

東南大學建築學院院長,教授,博士生導師
國務院學位委員會第八屆學科評議組秘書
國際建協教育委員會委員
中國建築學會理事
江蘇省設計大師

 


*The symposium is delivered in Mandarin and panel discussion is conducted in both English and Chinese.

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