WINNERS OF THE LIANG SICHENG PRIZE EDITIONS 2020 & 2022

Procedure : Category : PROFESSIONAL PRIZE
Region IV - Asia and Oceania | China

The jury selected Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and Chinese architect Li Xinggang winners of the 10th Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize, adjudication for which was postponed due to the pandemic in 2020. Chinese architects Zhang Li and Hu Yue won the 2022 (11th) Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize.

The architects were honoured for having dedicated their careers to preserving architectural heritageand developing technological and socially responsible innovations in the field of architecture.

One of ASC’s founding members and Vice President of its first council, Liang Sicheng participated in international design projects around the world, notably including the United Nations headquarters. The prize embodies his knowledge of Chinese architecture and art, interest in innovation and his efforts to advance cultural exchange between Chinese and international architects.

Keywords : Culture, Heritage

Theme and objectives

Founded in 2000 by the Ministry of Construction of the People’s Republic of China (MOC) to honour practising architects and scholars and open to international participants since 2016, the prize is named for Chinese architect, professor and scholar Liang Sicheng, the 50th anniversary of whose death coincided with the jury meeting.

 

Key criteria

The recipients of the Liang Sicheng Prize demonstrate pioneering work in architectural heritage and technological innovation, carrying on the past achievements of renowned Chinese architect and founder of the Architectural Society of China, Liang Sicheng, and meeting the challenges of the future.

Eligibility

The prize is open to professional architects.

Jury Members

SONG Chunhua (Chair): Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Construction and Former President of Architectural Society of China

Vassilis Sgoutas: Honorary President of International Union of Architects (UIA) and Co-founder of Sgoutas Architects

Georg Pendl (UIA Representative): Former President of the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), Former President of the Federal Chamber of Austrian Architects and Engineers, CEO of pendlarchitects

Kenneth, King Mun YEANG: CEO of T. R. Hamzah & Yeang

ZHENG Shiling: Academician of Chinese Academy of Science, Professor at Tongji University, Chairman of Committee of Architectural Criticism-ASC

CHENG Taining: Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Architectural Design Master, Principal of CCTN Architecture Design, Chairman of Committee of Architectural Culture-ASC

MENG Jianmin: Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Architectural Design Master, Chief Architect of Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design & Research Co. Ltd., Vice President of the Architectural Society of China

CHANG Qing: Academician of Chinese Academy of Science, Professor at Tongji University, Vice President of the Architectural Society of China

MEI Hongyuan: Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Architectural Design Master, President and Chief Architect of the Architectural Design and Research Institute of HIT Co., Ltd., Vice President of the Architectural Society of China

HUANG Xingyuan: National Architectural Design Master, Consultant Chief Architect of China Electronics Engineering Design Institute

ZHOU Kai: National Architectural Design Master, Chief architect of HHDesign

Observers

Jerzy Grochulski: Co-Director of International Competitions Commission of International Union of Architects (UIA ICC)

ZOU Chao: Head of Sci-tech Innovation Platform Division, Department of Sci-tech Innovation, China Association for Science and Technology

ZHOU Xiaojie: Head of Technical Division, Department of Engineering Quality and Safety Supervision, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development