Zhu Pei, Studio Pei-Zhu
Response by Jeffrey Johnson
Zhu Pei presents Attitude of Nature, with a response by Jeffrey Johnson.
Zhu Pei founded Studio Pei-Zhu in Beijing in 2005 and was named one of “the 5 greatest architects under 50” by the Huffington Post in 2011, won the Courvoisier Design Award by Wallpaper 2009, the Design Vanguard Award by Architecture Record in 2007, the China Award from Architectural Record in 2005 and DFA Grand and Special Award for Culture, Hong Kong, in 2008, Special Merit Award by UIA and UNESCO in 1989.
In 2006 and 2007, Zhu Pei was commissioned by Guggenheim Foundation to design Guggenheim Art Pavilion in Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Museum in Beijing. His built works include Cai Guoqiang Courtyard House Renovation (Beijing, 2007), Digital Beijing, Olympics Control Center (Beijing, 2008), OCT Design Museum (Shenzhen, 2012), Minsheng Contemporary Art Museum (Beijing, 2015) etc., He is currently working on Dali Contemporary Art Museum, Tai Miao Art Museum in Beijing, Art Museum of Wuhan University, Himalaya Culture Center in Tibet, the Performing Arts Center in Dali, and Shou County Culture and Art Center, etc. He also teaches at Columbia University and Tsinghua University.
Watch Zhi Pei’s presentation at The Museum Boom in China conference co-organized by Columbia GSAPP, Jeffrey Johnson, and John Rajchman on October 14, 2016 here.