(placeholder) A Fine Example of Urban Regeneration in the Historical Beijing Quarter – The events will take place in historic Damochang in the Qianmen district of the city. They will feature a series of talks, networking sessions and a film screening followed by a live music.


Alex Mok 莫秀曼

Co-Founder of Linehouse

An architecture and interior design practice established in 2013 by Alex Mok (Chinese-Swedish) and Briar Hickling (from New Zealand). Both have completed extensive work in Asia and abroad. Linehouse operates as a platform to investigate the rituals of inhabitation and how these daily moments can be celebrated through design.

Lin Hai 林海
Creative Director of Particle Fever


Lyla Wu 吴迪
Architect and Founder of Neuni Group

Wu is a maker, an architect, a designer and an educator. She studied in Singapore, Hong Kong, the US and Austria. In 2015, she founded Neuni Lab, a workspace that combine innovation and prototyping in a laboratory environment, In 2016 she founded Neuni Materio China and became the first world-class Chinese platform that provide training, incubation and trading of innovative materials

WANG Hongchao 王鸿超
Founder of Benwu Studio

Founded in New York in 2012 and is currently based in Shanghai and Beijing, the multi-disciplinary design agency works in product, set and interior design. They had collaborated with brands such as Hermes, Mini, Baccarat, Swarovski, Perrier Jouet and more. Wang was born and raised in China, educated in the U.S. and graduated with a master in design for luxury and craftsmanship from ECAL.

Beatrice Leanza 毕月
Co-Founder The Global School China

Based in Beijing since 2002, Leanza is a co-founder of The Global School, China’s first independent institute dedicated to creative research, and B/Side Design, an organisation developing strategies of urban and social impact in areas of socioeconomic transformation in China. She previously served as creative director of Beijing Design Week from 2012 to 2016.

Lv Yongzhong 呂永中
Chairman of Lv Yongzhong Associates

Born in 1968, Lv has a deep understanding and appreciation in the relation between Chinese traditional culture and our modern society, which enables him create spaces renowned for the combination of Oriental philosophy and Poetic thinking. “Good design precisely establishes a certain relation, so as to support the constant resonation, between man and the environment.”

Dr. Philip F. Yuan 袁烽
Founder of Archi-Union Architects

Founded in 2003 in Shanghai, Archi-Union introduces a design style that is an amalgam of the global trends and the local traditional architectural approach; merges the concepts of tectonic construction and ecology that are catalysed through a parametric design process, in essence combining digital technology and craftsmanship.

Yuichiro Hori 堀雄一郎
Founder of Stellar Works

Hori has carved out a sweet spot for the Stellar Works brand in Shanghai. The brand was established in 2012 as a partnership between Hori and luxury French manufacturer Laval and has rapidly achieved a global following. Key to its brand character is the Asian sensibility in its products. It has evolved into an operation that brought together talents from across Asia and Europe. 

Albert K. B. Chan 陳建邦, Director of Development Planning and Design of Shui On Land

For the Company, Chan manages the conceptualisation, site feasibility studies, masterplanning and design of developments. From 1997 to 2001, he led the planning and design effort for the Shanghai Xintiandi development. He also focuses on mixed-use development, planning and design research and development, and chairs the Sustainable Development Committee.