2019 Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu
Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu were recently awarded the Tau Sigma Delta (TSD) 2019 TSD Gold Medal.
Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu founded the Amateur Architecture Studio in 1998 based in Hangzhou, China. The office name refers to the approach an amateur builder takes—one based on spontaneity, craft and cultural traditions. Wang Shu spent several years working on building sites to learn traditional skills. The firm utilizes this knowledge to adapt and transform materials for contemporary projects. This unique combination of traditional understanding, experimental building tactics and intensive research defines the basis of the studio’s work.
The Amateur Architecture Studio have produced projects which have been published in China and abroad, with many shown in international exhibitions.
The Amateur Architecture Studio’s best-known projects are the Wenzheng Library in Suzhou University, the Harbor Art Museum in Ningbo and the Xiangshan Campus of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.