BAU Congress China 2017

Shanghai New International Expo Center(Room N2-1)

BAU Congress China 2017

November 08 - 10, 2017

Shanghai New International Expo Center (Room N2-1)

The congress and its highly reputed speakers allow participants to experience examples of best practice. BAU Congress China 2017 is tailored to the developing needs of the Chinese market and is the place to be for all industry specialists.

Meet our distinguished guests who will give the welcome speech at BAU Congress China this year - Mr. Zhong Jishou (Secretary-General of The Architectural Society of China) will be here on November 8, 2017 and Mr. Cao Jiaming (Vice President of Architectural Society of China, President of the council of The Architectural Society of Shanghai China) will be present on November 9, 2017.

The key themes of FENESTRATION BAU China 2017

Day 1: tomorrow’s urban design

On opening day, the congress will deal with future-oriented urban development. Concrete projects that have already been completed such as Urban Design Visions for China, New Grid for Shanghai and developments related to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Peking will be presented and analyzed. The objective on Day 1 of the congress is to show participants what future urban planning that benefits all residents might look like based on the projects that are presented.

Day 2: future building technology

The second day of the congress focuses on the latest technological and future-oriented solutions in architecture with regard to both planning and execution. Design and manufacturing technologies such as building automation, building technology, modular construction, prefabricated construction and ultra-lightweight concrete will be presented. Day 2 will also focus on certification systems for "green building" in China as well as efficient energy supply and facade designs and systems. Concrete examples will be presented for all topics.

Day 3: projects for China

The last day of the conference revolves entirely around sustainable projects that have been implemented in China such as Shanghai Tower. Projects from architects who are based in China but are also familiar with the international market will be introduced.


  • Tomorrow's Urban Design

    Host: Li Xiangning Tongji University, Shanghai
Time Topic Guest
Time TopicIntroduction Guest

Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer
Messe München Deputy CEO

Mr. Jishou Zhong
Chinese Architectural Society Secretary

Time TopicPlayfulness Guest

Prof. Zhang Li
TeamMinus, Beijing
Tsinghua University, Beijing

Time TopicStructuring with Mindscape and Landscape Guest

Liu Yichun
Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai

Time TopicFacing History and Beijing New Guest

Zhang Ming
Original Design Studio, Shanghai

Time TopicLunch Break Guest

Time TopicTransformation - The Grand Urban Project Guest

Prof. Kees Christiaanse
KCAP, Rotterdam

Time TopicThe Himmelb(l)au Project – Philosophy, Projects, Buildings Guest

Wolf D. Prix
Coop Himmelb(l)au, Vienna

Time TopicTea Break Guest

Time TopicArchitecture / Heritage in Urbanism Guest

Dr. Andy Wen
Aedas, Beijing

Time TopicHot to Cold Guest

Kai-Uwe Bergmann
BIG, New York

  • Future Building Technology

    Host: Prof. Song Yehao Tsinghua University / SUP Atelier, Beijing
Time Topic Guest
Time TopicWelcome Speech Guest

Mr. Jiaming Cao
Shanghai Institute of Architecture Chairman

Time TopicGreen, Healthy, Smart, Circular – Next Generation Buildings for Smart Cities Guest

Dr.-Ing. Peter Mösle
Drees & Sommer, Stuttgart

Time TopicGreen Building Certificate and Development in China Guest

Dr. Hongwu Fan
Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences, Shanghai

Time TopicThe Building as Power Plant and Filling Station – German Contribution to 'Solar Decathlon 2018' Guest

Prof. Dr. M. Norbert Fisch
Institute for Building Services and Energy Design, TU Braunschweig

Time TopicBuilding and Urban Design in Times of Industry 4.0 Guest

Dr. Hartwig Künzel
Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP), Valley

Dr. Hong Li
SBA GmbH, Shanghai

Time TopicLunch Break Guest

Time TopicBIM = MIB Guest

Brian Kowalchuk
HDR Architecture, New Jersey

Time TopicWe like to contribute! - How our structural thinking strengthens architecture in China Guest

Wei Chen
schlaich bergermann partner, Shanghai

Time TopicTea Break Guest

Time TopicComputational Design for Prefabrication Guest

Wolf Mangelsdorf
BuroHappold Engineering, New York

Time TopicSmart Buildings with Advanced Building Elements Guest

Prof. Ulrich Sieberath
ift Rosenheim, Rosenheim

  • Projects for China

    Host: Boris Schade-Bünsow Editor-in-chief of Bauwelt magazine, Berlin
Time Topic Guest
Time TopicDemocratic Architecture in China Guest

Chris Hardie
Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Shanghai

Time TopicFlowing Spaces - Three Projects on Architecture and Landscape Guest

Stephan Schütz
gmp Architects, Berlin

Time TopicTea Break Guest

Time TopicResponsive Environments Guest

Satoshi Ohashi
Zaha Hadid Architects, Beijing

Time TopicA Catalyst to Inspire Change: New Hybrid Models and Trends in Commercial Office Buildings Guest

Hasan Syed
Gensler, Shanghai

  • Xiangning Li

    Tongji University | Professor and deputy dean

    Dr. Xiangning Li is deputy dean and full professor in history, theory and criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a member of CICA (Comité International des Critiques d'Architecture), and has published widely on contemporary Chinese architecture and urbanism in international architectural magazines including Architectural Review, A+U, Architectural Record, Arquitectura Viva, Space, Domus, and Volume. He was a visiting scholar at MIT, teaching a course in the year of 2006. In 2009, Dr. Li was the UFI Fellow at MAK Center of Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Erasmus Mundus visiting professor at TU Darmstadt. He lectured in universities and institutes including Harvard University, Princeton University,University of Southern California, Chalmers University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Canadian Center for Architecture. He is co-curator of 2011 Chendu Biennale, 2011 Shenzhen Biennale, and academic director and curator of 2013 Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale, and Westbund 2013 Biennale. He has been jury to many international awards and competitions including Spanish International Architectural Award and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award.

  • Prof. Zhang Li

    Atelier TeamMinus | Head
    School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing | Professor

    Since 2007 Zhang Li (Li Brian Zhang/Brian Chang) is a Professor at the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University in Beijing. Simultaneously he leads the design practice Atelier TeamMinus in Beijing since 2005. Zhang Li graduated at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University and has been a Tsao Fellow at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He is currently a board member of the Architectural Society of China and since 2013 the Editor-in-chief of the leading Chinese magazine ‘World Architecture’. Zhang Li’s research focuses on pre-industrial oriental philosophy and its contemporary reinterpretation. Besides he has been teaching at Syracuse University and National University of Singapore. He has also taught joint-studio projects in a number of institutions, including: GSD, Harvard; Barcelona School of Architecture, UPC; Berlage Institute; Polytechnic University of Turin. Since 2014 he acts as director of the Planning and Technology Department for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

  • Liu Yichun

    Atelier Deshaus | Founder

    After serving as chief architect of the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University from 1997 to 2000, Liu Yichun founded his own architecture office Atelier Deshaus with Chen Yifeng and Zhuang Shen in 2001. The principals, Liu Yichun (born 1969) and Chen Yifeng (born in 1972) obtained their master’s degree from Tongji University’s Department of Architecture. Instead of simply copying forms such as ancient pagodas and roofs, he focused more on the spatial relationship that works for actual functions and users. Atelier Deshaus works in a careful way and produces a relatively small portfolio. They specialised in public projects such as kindergartens, parks, temples, art galleries and museums. In 2014, they received the ‘Architecture Review Emerging Architecture Award’ by the Architectural Review. In 2011, Atelier Deshaus was selected by the Architectural Record to be one of the 10 firms in year’s ‘Design Vanguard’. Furthermore, they won the WA Chinese Architecture Awards (2006 and 2010). Atelier Deshaus has recently been involved in major international exhibitions on contemporary Chinese architecture throughout the world.

  • Zhang Ming PhD

    Original design studio | Principal architect
    Department of architecture, TongJi University | Professor and deputy director

    Professor Zhang Ming works as the deputy director of the department of architecture, CAUP, at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is an expert with the urban planning commission in Shanghai, director of the academic department of architectural design of the Architectural Society of Shanghai, member of the Architectural Society of China’s urban and rural heritage academic committee and commissioner of the industrial heritage academic committee. He has devoted himself to the urban organic renewal, a project involving the regeneration of existing buildings and research of the design theory and methodology of cultural buildings and educational buildings, which has led to abundant results. He is also an expert in the field of architectural criticism and architectural culture research. By combining creative design and academic research, Zhang’s work has often featured in the field of architectural practice; it has been awarded more than 60 national, provincial and municipal excellent design awards, such as a Gold Award at the HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards, golden prize in architectural design from the Architectural Society of China, first prize in excellent survey and architectural engineering from the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Education, first prize in national excellent engineering survey and design, an honourable nomination from the Asian Architect Association, among others. Meanwhile, he has published more than 60 articles in professional journals.

  • Prof. Kees Christiaanse

    KCAP Architects&Planners | Partner

    Kees Christiaanse studied architecture and urban planning at TU Delft and joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in 1980, since 1983 as partner. In 1989, he founded his own company, now KCAP Architects&Planners, in Rotterdam which maintains today also offices in Zurich and Shanghai. Christiaanse focuses in his work on urban assignments in complex situations and on guiding urban processes. He is an expert in the development of university campuses and in the revitalisation of former industrial, railway and harbour areas and is a supervisor of several international urban developments. Throughout his career, Christiaanse has always combined teaching and research with his professional work within KCAP. From 1996 - 2003 he taught at TU Berlin, since 2003 he has been chair of the Urban Planning Institute at ETH Zurich. Since 2010 he has been involved in the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore. In 2013, he was appointed Chairperson of the External Advisory Board of the Architecture and Design Department of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. In 2016, he was awarded with the lifetime honour ‘2016 RIBA International Fellowship’ for his particular contribution to architecture

  • Wolf D. Prix

    Coop Himmelb(l)au, Vienna | Founder

    Wolf D. Prix, born in 1942 in Vienna, is co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, the Architectural Association of London as well as at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. Amongst others, Wolf D. Prix taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Harvard Graduate School of Design, Columbia University, UCLA University of California and Yale School of Architecture. From 2003-2012 he was a Vice-Rector and Head of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

  • Andy Wen

    Aedas | Global Design Principal

    Born in Taiwan, Dr Andy Wen migrated to the United States with his family, where he later received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He also received a PhD from Tsinghua University in 1999. Andy is now the Global Design Principal at Aedas. He has been working as a design architect for over 25 years with significant experience across sectors. He is involved in numerous projects including master planning, mixed-use developments, offices, high-end residences, five-star hotels, education and cultural facilities. Andy also has a tremendous passion for architectural design as a scholar. He has taught at Ming Chuan University in Taiwan as the head of the architecture department and was a visiting professor of architectural design at Tsinghua University and China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He continued to develop his design philosophy during his years of teaching and further refined his design theories through a few renovation and expansion projects of the campus buildings. As a design architect, Andy has contributed to many creative and iconic architecture projects which have won numerous international design awards such as the World Architecture Festival Award, Asia Pacific Commercial Property Award and American Institute of Architects Award.

  • Kai-Uwe Bergmann

    Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) | Partner

    Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a partner at Danish architectural firm BIG, with offices based in Copenhagen, New York and London. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economic flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization. Bergmann heads up BIG’s business development which currently has the office working in over 20 different countries as well as overseeing BIG’s Communications. He compliments his professional work through previous teaching assignments at the University of Florida, the New School of Architecture in San Diego and his alma mater, the University of Virginia. Kai-Uwe also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.

  • Prof. Song Yehao

    School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing | Professor
    Song und Partner Atelier, Beijing | Director

    Song Yehao studied Architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing. After his Ph.D. he went to Technical University Munich, Germany in 2003 as a visiting scholar. In 2008 he became director of the Institute for Architecture & Technology Studies and Professor at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. In 2011 he founded his own architecture office SUP Atelier in Beijing and since 2015 he is director of the subcommittee of Architecture Technology, Architectural Society of China.

  • Dr-Ing. Peter Mösle

    Drees & Sommer | Partner

    Dr. Peter Mösle is a member of the executive board and partner at Drees & Sommer responsible for the areas of Sustainable and Cradle to Cradle Design, where he develops innovative smart city and building concepts. He is board member of the DGNB and as chairman of the committee responsible for system development and sustainable cities and residential districts. Furthermore, he is a member of the ZIA think tank. Dr Peter Mösle is co-author of several books, most notably ‘Green Building – Guidebook for Sustainable Architecture’ (2009) and ‘Nachhaltige Stadtplanung’ (2013) as well as various publications on C2C/circular economy.

  • Dr. Fan Hongwu

    Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences | National three-star standard reviewer

    Dr. Fan, professor of engineering, is now working at the Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science as a key reviewer of green buildings for the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China (MOHURD) and Shanghai. Mainly engaged in the research about the nearly zero energy consumption buildings, renewable energy buildings and green buildings. He has undertaken over 20 major provincial, national and international research projects, and awarded the first and second prizes of the Huaxia Construction Science and Technology Awards of MOHURD, the second and third prizes of the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Awards, and the Holcim Awards Acknowledgement Asia and Pacific 2015. Dr Fan, as one of the chief editors, has been engaged in many standards, such as the ‘Green Building Evaluation Standards’, ‘Green Super-High-Rise-Building Evaluation Rules’, and so on.

  • Prof. Dr. M. Norbert Fisch

    Institute of Building Services and Energy Design, Braunschweig | Professor
    Engineering firm EGS-plan, | Managing director

    Dr. Fisch studied mechanical engineering at the Giessen University of Applied Sciences from 1969 to 1972 and then went on to study energy technology at the University of Stuttgart until 1976. He worked as a researcher from 1976 to 1984 at the Institute of Thermodynamics and Heat Technology (ITW) at the University of Stuttgart. After receiving his doctorate in 1984, he became head of department for Rational Use of Energy and Solar Technology. In 1996 he was appointed as a professor of Building Physics and Building Services at the Braunschweig University of Technology. In 2010 he joined the scientific advisory council for the German Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning. In addition to his professorship, Dr. Fisch also runs several engineering firms.

  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Hartwig M. Künzel

    Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics | Head of Department Hygrothermics

    Dr. Künzel works for the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics as head of the Department of Hygrothermics since 1994. His research budget of approx. € 5 million in 2014 is largely financed from licensing revenue from its own patents. The subject of his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Stuttgart was ‘Hygro-thermal simulation’. The WUFI® model resulting from this work is meanwhile internationally accepted as the standard tool for moisture and humidity control calculations. He is a member of international standardization and technical bodies, e.g. DIN, CEN und ASHRAE. Chairman of the German Standardization Committee for Climate-Related Moisture Protection. Since 2008 he is professor for climate-optimized construction and indoor climate at the University of Stuttgart. Dr Künzel published over 300 articles in national and international profes-sional journals and congress proceedings.

  • Dr. Li Hong

    SBA, Shanghai | Managing director
    Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics | Scientist

    With the long-term in-depth study on architecture and city planning in China and Germany, Dr Li has compre-hensive experience in integrated and sustainable urban development, urban planning and design, architectural design and other fields. Since 2006, Dr Li has been the SBA team leader for the Megacity and Morgenstadt research projects, which are funded by the Federal Government of Germany. He is focusing on sustainable urban development, urban complexes and smart cities. Dr Li was formerly a member of the control committee of the German Standards Institute (DIN) Smart City. In 2016, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute research unit of sustainable future city projects. Since 2017, he has been responsible for establishing and organising further research activities at the Fraunhofer research centre at Jiaotong University.

  • Brian Kowalchuk

    HDR Architecture | Director of design

    Always challenging conventional wisdom, Brian Kowalchuk converts complex programmes into simple, elegant concepts that put people at the centre. Leading by example, he designs inspiring and technologically advanced architecture that supports making connections and catalyses change. Throughout his 37-year career, Brian has transformed complex programmes into highly functional and striking facilities that advance his clients’ missions and elevate user experiences. In recognition of these efforts, he has received 17 AIA Awards, as well as seven prestigious Laboratory of the Year Awards from R&D Magazine, three of which were awarded in the past four years.

  • Wei Chen

    schlaich bergermann partner | Associate

    Certified engineer Wei Chen, an associate of schlaich bergermann partner (sbp), was born in 1975 in Guilin/Guangxi Province, China. He completed his structural engineering studies in Chongqing, China, in 1997, after which he served as an engineer at the Guangxi Institute of Architectural Design until 2001. From 2002 to 2005, he studied structural engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, to further his knowledge in this field. He has been working for schlaich bergermann partners since 2002, and was appointed as an associate of the company in 2011 to take charge of its business in China.

  • Wolf Mangelsdorf

    BuroHappold, London | Partner

    Wolf Mangelsdorf was born and grew up in Germany, he studied Architecture and Civil Engineering at Karlsruhe University, where he also worked for an architectural practice after graduation. After a research stay at Kyoto University, he moved to the United Kingdom in 1997 and became a design engineer at Anthony Hunt Associates, working in their Cirencester and London offices. A chartered structural engineer and member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Wolf has been with BuroHappold Engineering since 2002. He is a Director, Partner and global head of Structural Engineering, looking after a diverse project portfolio both in London and internationally. Having a very clear approach to design led engineering integration, he works with many leading architects. His involvement with academia and research has focussed on design and technology, which complements his project work. He has been working closely with the Emergent Technologies Group at the Architectural Association and is involved in a number of research activities in Robotics and Computational Design in the UK and internationally.

  • Professor Ulrich Sieberath

    ift Rosenheim | Director

    Professor Sieberath has worked for the ift Rosenheim since 1982 in various positions. First as Head of Door Technology and Burglary Resistance Department, Head of the Certification Centre for Quality Management Systems and Products, Coordinator of Business Units, Deputy Director and in 2004 he became Director of ift Rosenheim. Furthermore, he has been an honorary professor at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim (Germany) since 2012. In Europe, the ift Rosenheim is a recognized research testing, surveillance and certification institute that is internationally accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17020,17021, 17025 and 17065. Its focus is on the practice-oriented, holistic testing and classification of all characteristics of windows, facades, doors, gates, glass and building materials. It aims to bring about sustained improvements in product quality with well-known ift quality marks, design and technology, and in standardisation and research.

  • Boris Schade-Bünsow

    Bauwelt, Berlin | Editor-in-chief

    Bauwelt is a German architectural and urban design journal published every two weeks by Bauverlag BV GmbH, Berlin, Gütersloh. The last issue of each quarter is published as StadtBauwelt and focuses on current urban planning issues. Bauwelt was first published in 1910 and has its registered office in Berlin. With a total print run of approx. 12,000 copies, it features the largest job vacancy section of all German language architectural magazines. Bauwelt reports politically independent, critical, demanding and unbiased about contemporary architecture in Europe and around the world. Boris Schade-Bünsow has been editor-in-chief of Bauwelt since March 2011.

  • Chris Hardie

    Schmidt Hammer Lassen | Partner

    Chris Hardie is a partner at the international architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen, and currently leads the firm’s work in Asia. Since 2011, the firm has expanded its operations in mainland China and is currently working on a number of large-scale cultural projects in Shanghai, Beijing, Ningbo and Shenzhen – including the new Shanghai Library, the New Ningbo Library, an 1,800-seat music theatre in Shanghai’s West Bund district and the world’s largest waste-to-energy power plant in Shenzhen. The work of the firm focuses on the virtues of Scandinavian tradition – materials, space, light and people.

  • Stephan Schütz

    gmp ∙ Architects von Gerkan | Partner

    Stephan Schütz, born 1966, holds a Dipl.-Ing. Architect degree. He joined gmp ∙ Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners in 1994 after completing his studies at the Technical University of Braunschweig. In 2002 he established the first Chinese gmp subsidiary in Beijing, which together with its offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen currently employs nearly 100 architects. In 2006 he was made a partner and oversees projects in China and Europe. Together with Meinhard von Gerkan, he developed the idea of transforming the soon-to-be-closed Tegel Airport in Berlin into a new ‘high-tech’ park.

  • Satoshi Ohashi

    Asia Region at Zaha Hadid Architects, Beijing | Director

    Born in Japan and raised in America, Satoshi Ohashi has worked globally in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. He has worked and collaborated closely with Zaha Hadid since 1987. He is currently the Director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) Asia Region. ZHA is a British international architecture and design firm founded by Zaha Hadid in 1980, with its main office situated in London. In 2002 her former associate Patrik Schumacher became her business partner. In 2014, she was the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She was awarded the Japanese Praemium Imperiale art prize in 2009. Her architectural style can be described as flowing or kinetic. Patrik Schumacher defines her style as parametric, meaning that it has an ‘elegance of orderly complexity that gives an impression of seamless fluidity’. Over time, her designs became ‘more organic and more flowing’ such as the first building she designed in China, the Guangzhou Opera House, which was completed in 2010. These earlier works have been described as both ‘archaic and futuristic’. In 2015, around 400 architects worked for ZHA on more than 950 projects in 44 countries. Zaha Hadid died in March 2016.

  • Hasan Syed

    Gensler | Principal and design director

    Hasan brings design leadership to a wide range of architectural and research-driven projects. He believes that design should combine aesthetics and elegance driven by performance and a human emotional connection that inspires life, work and innovation. As a design director in Gensler’s Shanghai office, Hasan promotes a culture of exploring design and openly discussing new ideas, and is responsible for advancing each project’s design approach. In his role as a company-wide leader at Gensler’s Commercial Office Building Developers Practice, Hasan draws on more than 20 years of experience in concept design and project development. He has assembled a portfolio that includes the design and planning of large-scale office buildings, high-rise towers, mixed-use developments, hospitality facilities and retail projects. Hasan, a Green Star Accredited Professional, studied Sustainability Design at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He later earned a Master of Architecture at Middle East Technical University, Ankara and a Master of Research at the University of Florence.