Jiakun Architects · Mainland China
With a focus on social reality and a respect for local context and vernacular craftsmanship, Liu Jiakun aims to solve contemporary architectural issues with a sense of realism - an approach inspired by folk wisdom - for each project. His vision remains open to China's multi-traditions. Many of these projects throw light on the reciprocal relation between Chinese people's public life and urban cultural space.
Liu Jiakun's projects had been exhibited at many international exhibitions, such as the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia ,and the 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Meanwhile, Liu Jiakun designed first international Pavilion of Serpentine Galleries (London)' acclaimed Pavilion Commission programme 2018 in Beijing. He has been longlisted on many domestic and international architectural awards. He has been invited to lecture at Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, MIT, Royal Academy of Arts, Palais de Chaillot in Paris and many top universities in China.