HeyTown Art Center wins 2020 A&D Gold Awards
Posted on 2020-12-14
Recently, 2020 A&D Awards issued the winner list, and META-Project’s new work HeyTown Art Center won the gold award of Best Cultural category.
For 17 years, the A&D Awards have set the benchmark for excellence in architecture and interior design and are respected as the most prestigious awards within this sector in the region.This year, A&D Awards 2020 brings the best of the A&D Trophy Awards and A&D China Awards together into one streamlined awards program.
Comments by the Jury：The HeyTown Art Center is part of an ambitious project to regenerate a declining industrial zone, not far from Beijing’s CBD, by transforming the area into a funky precinct for exhibitions, cultural events, performing arts and festivities. Overlooking an elevated railway, the centre’s exterior is a nod to its past and future, a combination of traditional red brick and semi-reflective aluminium cladding which captures the ever-changing light. It is the centre piece of an emerging cultural hub.
Wang Shuo invited to "The Architects" of Phonenix TV
Posted on 2020-10-07
The special topic of Wang Shuo on "The Architects" of Phonenix TV will be broadcasted on Chinese channel of Phoenix TV at 7:55 p.m. on October 10.
This column is aimed to be an exclusive interview program about architecture. The famous architects as Zhang Yonghe, Ma Yansong and Shuhei Aoyama have been invited to explore the "fun of architecture" through their life experience. In the program, Wang Shuo talked about how to think about the relationship between human and architecture as an architect, and how to communicate with the occupants.
Wang Shuo presented at the Opening Forum of "Design China Beijing 2020"
Posted on 2020-09-23
The exhibition of "Design China Beijing 2020" opened on September 23 at the National Agricultural Exhibition hall.
Invited by the organizer of the forum and Simone Chen, the executive editor of Ideat. Wang Shuo delivered a keynote speech《CITY_from deformation to reformation》 at the Opening Forum，exploring practical solutions and deep thinking on issues related to survival and development with more than 30 leading international and domestic designers.
Posted on 2020-09-10
Wang Shuo's interview was published in the July&August issue on Interni, showing the prototype research and project practice of META-Project in the field of urban space and rural area for these years.
Wang Shuo brings project Fun Palace to Shenzhen Creative Week 2020
Posted on 2020-08-23
Shenzhen Creative Week 2020 exhibited in Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center from August 20 to 23 this year. Wang Shuo was once again invited to participate in the exhibition with the project "fun Palace"，which responds to how to activate the base in an old industrial plant- when the scale of the building expands, the following problem is how to let more people experience and even share the precise links in high-resolution and multi perception.
In addition, Wang Shuo also delivered a speech of "from industrial plant to co-living/culture-art complex" at the design forum to explorer the response to the key problems in the process of urban renewal of META-Project.
Wang Shuo had a conversation with Famous Curator Vladimir Belogolovsky
Posted on 2020-04-10
Recently，Wang Shuo had a conversation with the American correspondent VLADIMIR BELOGOLOVSKY, who is the founder of the New York-based non-profit Curatorial Project and has written nine books, including New York: Architectural Guide (DOM, 2019), Conversations with Architects in the Age of Celebrity (DOM, 2015) and so on. Since 2002, BELOGOLOVSKY interviewed over 300 architects. These intimate conversations are featured in the curator’s ongoing site-specific installations made up of voice recordings and thought- provoking quotes.
In the conversation, Wang Shuo mentioned :”I would compare what we do to a prism, meaning information comes in, then it is reflected, reexamined, reorganized, and finally, projected and augmented. We use trial and error methods, like a hypothesis. In other words, we want to be like a prism rather than a mirror. ”
Wang Shuo to Join the Super Nova Jury at WCM Program
Posted on 2020-02-20
Mr. Wang Shuo, Principle of META-Project，was invited to join the jury panel of Spring World Campus Masters Selective Graduation Design Program (short for "WCM Program”) ，which is lunched by the Young Bird Plan. WCM Program is committed to recognizing the fresh blood of contemporary design through evaluating graduation designs from global young designers in different regions and cultures.
The Jury panel includes Big Name Jury, Super Nova Jury and Professional Representatives. They will evaluate works, based on their foresight and response to current and future challenges. Wang Shuo was invited to join the Super Nove Jury in spring quarter and give professional judgement.
The other Super Nova jury includeed Jamie Wallace, founding director of WallaceLiu; Ana Milena Hernández, founder and creative director of Masquespacio; Jeroen Dellensen, winner of the IIDA Awards 2019; Bruce Ramus, artistic director and founder of Ramus.