Public Lecture Series

Cui Kai

Cui Kai
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cui Kai 崔愷
Room 419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Lecture Title:
Land-Based Rationalism • Practice & Thought


Mr. Cui Kai was born in Beijing in 1957, and graduated from Department of Architecture, Tianjin University in 1984 with a master degree. Now he is Vice President, Chief Architect of the China Architecture Design & Research Group, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Design Master, Principal of Cui Kai Architecture Studio and Director of Land-based Rationalism D.R.C. He is also a bearer of numerous prizes, such as National Best Science and Technology Worker(1997), Expert who enjoys special subsidy from the State Council(1998), Excellent Mid-young aged Expert of the Ministry of Personnel(1999), Candidate of “National Hundred, Thousand & Ten Thousand Reserves Project”(1999), French Culture & Art Cavalier Medal(2003),and Liang Sicheng Award(2007), together with one Gold Medal, eight Silver Medals and five Bronze medals of National Best Engineering Design; Gold Award and Mention Award of ARCASIA, and the First Prize and Third Prize of the International Copper Association.

He was invited to a lot of exhibitions, such as the Chinese Architecture Exhibition in PARIS in 1996, La Biennale di Venezia and the 8th International Architecture Exhibition in Italy in 2003, Urban Rumor-Chinese Architecture Exhibition in Taipei in 2004, the first Shenzhen Architectural Biennale in 2005, Creative China Exhibition in London in 2008, Modern Chinese Architecture Exhibition in Paris in 2008, Native Chinese Architecture Exhibition in New York in 2008, Heart-made: The Cutting-Edge of Chinese Contemporary Architecture in Brussels in 2009, The Same One, Another One–Section of Modern Chinese Architecture: Architecture Exhibition in Yantai and Chengdu in 2010, Reborn-Exhibition of Wenchuan Post Earthquake Reconstruction in Beijing in 2010, 2011-12 Hong Kong and Shenzhen City/Architecture Biennale in Hong Kong, From Beijing to London – the Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Architecture in 2012 and West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art in 2013 and so on. He had his personal exhibition the Native Design, Cui Kai’s work: Architecture Exhibition in Tianjin and Shenzhen in 2010, Ten Years Cultivation: the Architectural Creation Exhibition of Cui Kai Studio 10th Anniversary in 2013 and the Exhibition Tour of Cui Kai Studio collaborated with World Architecture Magazine. Mr. Cui Kai also carried some works through the press, such as Engineering Report in 2002, Desheng Up-town in 2006, Native Design in 2009, Inside-Out in 2010 and the Cui Kai Volume of Contemporary Architects Series in 2012.

崔愷,1957生于北京,1984毕业于天津大学建筑系,获硕士学位。现任中国建筑设计研究院(集团)副院长、总建筑师,中国工程院院士,国家勘察设计大师,崔愷建筑工作室主持人,本土设计研究中心主任。 曾获得 “全国优秀科技工程者”(1997)、“国务院特殊津贴专家”(1998)、“国家人事部有突出贡献的中青年专家”(1999)、“国家百、千、万人工程”人选(1999)、“法国文学与艺术骑士勋章”(2003)、“梁思成建筑奖”(2007)等荣誉;获得国家优秀工程设计金奖1项,银奖8项,铜奖5项;获得亚洲建协金奖2项,提名奖1项;国际铜业学会一等奖1项,三等奖1项等专业设计奖项;受邀参加巴黎“中国建筑展”(1996)、意大利“威尼斯双年展第八届国际建筑展”(2003)、台北“城市谣言-华人建筑展”(2004)、首届深圳建筑双年展(2005)、伦敦“创意中国”展(2008)、巴黎“中国当代建筑展”(2008)、纽约“中国本土建筑展”(2008)、布鲁塞尔“心造-中国当代建筑前沿展”(2009)、烟台-成都“另一个,同一个-中国当代建筑的断面”建筑作品展(2010)、北京“重生”-汶川震后重建作品展(2010)、“中而新”——国际建协2011东京大会中国展(2011)、香港“2011-12香港深圳城市\建筑双城双年展”(2012)、“从北京到伦敦”——当代中国建筑展(2012)、西岸2013建筑与当代艺术双年展——2000-2013中国当代建筑回顾展(2013),并在天津及深圳举办“本土设计-崔愷建筑作品展”(2010)、在北京举办“十年·耕耘——崔愷工作室十周年建筑创作展”(2013),与《世界建筑》杂志共同举办“崔愷工作室巡展”(2013);出版著作《工程报告》(2002)、《德胜尚城》(2006)、《本土设计》(2009)、《中间建筑》(2010)、《当代建筑师系列——崔愷》(2012)。

Lecture Abstract

Culture of architecture is a diversified term. It contains plenty of meanings which belong to different categories, such as cultural values, culture position and expression of culture. All of the aspects will influence the processes of architecture design, construction and use. Therefore, the diverse or even contradictory understandings of culture from various individuals would differ the appearances of buildings. In other words, architecture records and reflects the culture of a certain era and is stamped with the brands of its time.


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