On Sunday December 28, MovingCities met up in Ningbo with architect Wang Shu 王澍 [Amateur Architecture Studio]. In preparation for an upcoming feature on some of his recently built projects, to be published in MARK Magazine, we visited the just completed Ningbo Historic Museum and interviewed Wang Shu while strolling through the building.
During the day the professor and Head of Architecture department of the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou [campus photography by Iwan Baan], brought us along some of his new architectures, while our conversation ranged from the absurdities and realities of the construction process in China, his concern for the ‘common life’ and his ambition to be a local architect. A full background feature should be available in MARK in a couple of weeks.
For now – the architectural scoop of the year – the first pictures of Amateur Architecture Studio‘s Ningbo Historic Museum.
Ningbo Historic Museum
Pictures by Mónica Carriço | movingcities.org