Sixth Edition 2017-2018
Hua Li – TAO, Trace Architecture Office
Born in 1972, he received his B. Arch. and M. Arch. from Tsinghua and Yale University. Having practiced in New York, he founded TAO (Trace Architecture Office) in 2009. Hua Li and TAO have won several architectural awards, including the Architectural Record Design Vanguard 2012 and their works have been exhibited and published widely. Hua Li teaches design at Tsinghua University as a visiting professor and has given lectures in many universities. Critical of contemporary architecture as an obsession with fashionable forms in media-driven globalised consumerism, Hua Li envisions architecture as an evolving organism, being an inseparable whole with its environment, rather than just a formal object.
Germany / Austria
Hua Li - TAO, Trace Architecture Office