NAi China Program [co-produced/organized by MovingCities]
_September 2009 – May 2011
NAi China Program | 2009-2011
Between 2009 and 2011, MovingCities set up the international agenda of the NAi China-program, with the ambition to instigate collaborations between Dutch and Chinese architects.
In September 2010 a select group of Chinese architects was invited for a study trip to the Netherlands. [day 1 [Rotterdam], day 2 [Amsterdam] and day 3 [Enschede]]. In December 2010 ‘Architecture of Consequence | lecture & debate‘ was organized in Studio-X Beijing.
By late April 2011, the first “NAi China Housing workshop workshop” took place in Hangzhou at China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA] 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院 – School of Architecture, Xiangshan Campus – around the topic of social / low-cost housing in China.
The new international agenda of the Netherlands Architecture Institute [NAi] takes the concept of “matchmaking” as the key concept. This matchmaking project has the ambition to instigate collaborations between Dutch and Chinese architects. It is the ambition of the NAi to see where Dutch architectural knowledge can be off value all around the world.
The NAi started up its Matchmaking program in China at the end of 2009, focusing on cosmopolitan cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, where architects are asked to design and produce buildings at breakneck speed. There is hardly any time for reflection. By initiating a Matchmaking program with the key Chinese figures, the NAI hopes to put the major issues of Chinese social housing on the agenda. [more info]
这个新的国际议程将把“联姻”作为核心概念，其目标在于推动中荷两国建筑师之间的交流合作。我们希望能以此了解荷兰建筑理念在全世界哪些地方能体现出其意义和价值。荷兰建筑协会 [NAi] 于中国的Matchmaking 项目始于2009年底，着重专注于国际性大都市，如：上海、北京、深圳及香港的研究, 因为此类城市设计与建造速度极快，但往往缺乏时间回顾与反思。NAi希望通过Matchmaking项目与中国相关业界的关键人物相互沟通与交流，并将中国社会福利性住房等主要问题列入议程。[more info]
NAi China Program | 2011
About NL-CN Housing workshop | Hangzhou _April 24–26, 2011
Organized by the MovingCities and the NAi, this three-day workshop brings together 5 Dutch and 5 Chinese architectural practices in order to explore common grounds and differences between Chinese and Dutch design on social/low-cost/low-rent/affordable housing in China. MovingCities co-organized and produced the workshop. Hosted by China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA] 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院 – School of Architecture, Xiangshan Campus, between April 24 and 26, 2011.
Participating architects in this workshop include Urbanus Architecture & Design 都市实践 | Xiaodu Liu 刘晓都 + standardarchitecture 标准营造 | Zhang Ke 张轲 + O-office 源计划工作室 | He Jianxiang & Jiang Ying 何健翔 & 蒋滢 + NODE 南沙原创建筑工作室（NODE) | Doreen Heng Liu 刘珩 + amateur architecture studio | 业余建筑工作室 | Wang Shu 王澍 and KCAP | Petar Zaklanovic + NL Architecten | Pieter Bannenberg & Walter van Dijk + Arons en Gelauff | Floor Arons & Arnoud Gelauff + NEXT Architects | John van de Water & Michel Schreinemachers + BARCODE | Dirk Peters.
的研讨会由荷兰建筑协会 [NAi] 组织， 作为其国际性MatchMaking项目的分支活动，此次为期三天的研讨会将汇集荷兰及中国建筑师及专家团队，共同探讨中国、荷兰两国对于中国社会福利性住房、经济房、廉租房与经济适用房设计上的的共同点与差异。MovingCities 将共同承办此次活动。
Since 2008, the topic of affordable [low-cost, low-income] housing has been prominent on China’s construction agenda. The importance of finding new solutions for China’s housing sector is directly related to the discussion about, and the unease with, the rise in housing prizes in all of China’s cities. In 2010 this issue gained more even prominence in Chinese media and provoked discussion amongst policy makers, developers and urban planners.
The need and demand for affordable [low-income, low-cost] housing in China is a real one. It is a demand where one can put, in 2011, a number on: 10 million units are needed and will, probably, be constructed all over China this year. It is a topic that brings together policies issued by the Chinese government, opportunities for real-estate developers and happiness for the Chinese people. The question that is raised during the workshop is how architects and urban planners can be involved in this task. How can architectural design make a difference: in profit, happiness, design, lay-out and organization of this agenda.
NAi China Housing Workshop | day by day [click on images below]
Curatorial Background | Links
NAi MatchMaking | NL-CN Housing workshop | Hangzhou _April 24-26
China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA] 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院
School of Architecture
Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art
No.352 Xiangshan Zhuantang Town
Participating Architects | China
Urbanus Architecture & Design 都市实践 | Xiaodu Liu 刘晓都
standardarchitecture 标准营造 | Zhang Ke 张轲
O-office 源计划工作室 | He Jianxiang & Jiang Ying | 何健翔 & 蒋滢
NODE 南沙原创建筑工作室（NODE) | Doreen Heng Liu 刘珩
amateur architecture studio | 业余建筑工作室 | Wang Shu 王澍
Participating Architects | The Netherlands
KCAP | Petar Zaklanovic
NL Architecten | Pieter Bannenberg + Walter van Dijk
Arons en Gelauff | Floor Arons + Arnoud Gelauff
NEXT Architects | John van de Water + Michel Schreinemachers
BARCODE | Dirk Peters
Organization & Production
Organized by Netherlands Architecture Institute [NAi]
Co-organized & produced by MovingCities
With support from VANKE [Beijing department]
Hosted by China Academy of Art Hangzhou [Department of Architecture]
Netherlands Architecture Institute [NAi] is the national Dutch Institute for Architecture. A part form being a national museum, the NAi hosts one of the largest architecture archives in the world. The NAi also has an international program that up till this year, merely tried to promote Dutch architecture in the world. However the NAi is trying to develop a bigger international role worldwide in facilitating knowledge and expertise on architectural problems. The NAi has been developing an internationally respected position over recent years and has the ambition to further develop this position. The institute will also try to achieve this with specific projects in China.
MovingCities, co-organizer & producer
Established in Beijing, China, in 2007, by Bert de Muynck and Mónica Carriço, MovingCities is a think-thank investigating the role that architecture and urbanism play in shaping the contemporary city. Now based in Shanghai, MovingCities operates as collaborative platform, aiming to become a space for understanding urban culture and the built environment.
MovingCities 机构是由 Bert de Muynck 和 Mónica Carriço 于 2007 年建立的，是一家智囊机构，主要研究建筑和城市化在现代城市建立中所扮演的角色。作为一合作平台，MovingCities 机构致力成为一个让人了解城市文化和建筑环境的空间。
This workshop is part of NAi’ Matchmaking program, and is made possible by the Dutch Design Fashion and Architecture [DutchDFA].