Jianxiang He & Ying Jiang
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 730, 7/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
in PRD
Jianxiang He and Ying Jiang

Lecture Abstract 

in PRD shows O-office’s critical observation and architectural practices in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) Region, which has witnessed an unprecedented wave of urbanization driven by both local and global forces. The architect attempts to re-discover the hidden proxemics within the unstopping urban procession that has swallowed the original urban-rural organism and history. By constructing a time-spatial journey through the multi-cultural geography, the lecture presents O-office’s alternative design and material strategy in this rapidly transitioning region that aims at re-building a new spatial/social ecology bound to the site’s history.


Jianxiang He
Co-founder of O-office Architects
B. Arch, South China University of Technology
M.Arch & M. E. in Arch, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
Grade 1 Registered Architect of China
Guest Post Graduate Tutor in Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art

Ying Jiang
Co-founder of O-office Architects
B.Arch, South China University of Technology
M.Arch École d’Architecture de Versailles, France
Architect D.P.L.G, France

By engaging in “Agendas for the South” for the Fall 2018 public lecture series, University of Hong Kong’s Department of Architecture invites architects and scholars to align their work and ideas with unique positions related to their locale and design subjects. These architects are presenting projects grounded in the core of the discipline, offering new perspectives on the knowledge of architecture. Through the register of building and discursive positioning, the lectures present particular readings of the programs for architecture and the concept of the South, taking into account the nuanced and diverse sociocultural, geographical, and political contexts.