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About Hailiang Chen-Creative Prototyping Unit : William Hailiang Chen has transferred himself from an artist to a professional qualified architect, graduated from the Architectural Association School with awarded Alvin Boyarsky Scholarship and Nicholas Boas Travel Award. He went on working for UK famous practices such as Wilkinson Eyre Architect, Populous and Foster and Partners on several prestigious projects, including winning the competition of 440m tower of Guangzhou International Finance Centre, the design of London Olympic 2012 Stadium from inception to completion and Apple Campus 2. Despite the success in UK, as Principal Architect he took on the challenge back to China leading the team on managing Wanda Group’s overseas projects including Wanda One Nine Elmes, Wanda Sydney One, Paris Europacity and Wanda Vista Tower project in Chicago. Alongside the big projects, as founder of Creative Prototyping Unit he is leading a research team on digital fabrication of various small experimental projects. William teaches part time at the Southeast University in Nanjing and is setting up an urban regeneration research program in relation to sports sector.
ORGANIZATION:
Creative Prototyping Unit

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2010 – 2011, Architecture, RIBA Part III, Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, LONDON/UK.
2000 – 2006, Architecture, AA Diploma RIBA Part I/II, Architectural Association School of Architecture, LONDON/UK.
1999 – 2000, English, IELTS Certificate, Barnet College (Hendon College), LONDON/UK.
1996 – 1997, Architecture, Certificate, Southeast University, NANJING/CHINA.
1992 – 1996, Oil Painting, BA, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, GUANGZHOU/CHINA.

EXPERIENCE:
2014 – 2017, Founder, Creative Prototyping Unit, BEIJING/CHINA.
2013 – 2017, Principal Architect, Wanda Commercial Planning & Research Institute, BEIJING/CHINA.
2011 – 2013, Architect, Foster and Partners, LONDON/UK.
2006 – 2011, Senior Designer, Populous, LONDON/UK.
2003 – 2006, Architectural Assistant, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, LONDON/UK.
1997 – 1999, Architectural Assistant, South China Architectural Design & Research Institute, GUANGZHOU/CHINA.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2017.01, 'ResoNet Pavilion', Sinan Mansions, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2015.10, 'ResoNet-Baitasi', Beijing Design Week, BEIJING/CHINA.
2010.04, 'ResoNet-Bloom’, Luminale Biennale 2010, FRANKFURT/GERMANY.
2007.09, ‘ResoNet’ installation for FRED07, CUMBRIA/UK.
2003.03, ‘The Penetration of Light’, AAschool photo library, LONDON/UK.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2007.06, ‘As Much As You Like’ installation, 'Get It Louder 07', in collaboration with Chong Boon Pok, GUANGZHOU/SHANGHAI/BEIJING/CHINA.
2006.12, 'AA Camera Club' exhibition, AA Photo Library, LONDON/UK.
2006.11, ‘Reef Surface Mobile Island’, ETSAM (Polytechnic School of Madrid), MADRID/SPAIN.
2006.09, Exhibition of global Chinese design achievements, part of China International Decorative Art fair, BEIJING/CHINA.
2003.11, ‘The Discerning Eye’, the Mall Galleries, LONDON/UK.

EVENTS:
2008.06, ‘Cutting Edge’ paper cuts part of ‘Friday Late: Beijing’/‘China Design Now’ event, Curator/Organizer, V&A, LONDON/UK.

AWARDS:
2012.10, Runner Up, International Photography Competition organised by Leigh Day & Co., LONDON/UK.
2007.10, First prize, ‘Bright LED’ international competition co-organized by Design boom and Gwangju Biennale Foundation, GWANGJU/KOREA.
2006.10, First prize, ‘Environmental Tectonic Competition v2.0’ held by AA School, LONDON/UK.
2006.06, Highly Commended, International Concrete Design Competition organized by Concrete Center, LONDON/UK.
2004.10, First Prize, Guangzhou West-tower International Competition (IFC Tower), team member from Wilkinson Eyre Architects, GUANGZHOU/CHINA.
2004.09, Alvin Boyarsky Scholarship, AA School, LONDON/UK.
2002.06, Nicholas Boas Travel Scholarship - residence at the British School at Rome, AA School, LONDON/UK.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2015.12, 'ResoNet-Baitasi', Professional Lighting Design, pages 78-81, BEIJING/CHINA.
2015.10, 'ResoNet-Baitasi', Designboom website, MILAN/ITALY.
2013.01, Featured Interview, 'Study at UK' interview series at BBC UK China website, LONDON/UK.
2012.08, Interview about London 2012 Olympic Stadium, Singtao News paper (Europe version), LONDON/UK.
2012.08, Interview about London 2012 Olympic Stadium, Xinhua News Agency, LONDON/UK.
2012.04, Interview about London 2012 Olympic Stadium, 'The Week' magazine, p48-50, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2009.12, Article: Conversation with Ou Ning, chief curator for 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism Architecture, New Architecture Chinese magazine, WUHAN/CHINA.
2008.11, Feature: ‘Reef Surface Mobile Islands’ project, ‘Forming Climate Change’ By AA School, LONDON/UK.
2006.11, Article: ‘Floating cloud: Heatherwick Studio’s Longchamp store’ , Design Magazine, BEIJING/CHINA.
2004.08, Article: ‘the Penetration of Light - Daylight in the GSW HQ, Berlin’, World Architecture, BEIJING/CHINA.
2004.01, Guest Editor: Special Issue on Architectural Association, World Architecture Review, January, BEIJING/CHINA.

BOOKS:
2012, 'Transformation-Conversation with Yanchuan Liu', ‘Study at the AA School’, 10 Pages, China Electric Power Press, Yanchuan Liu, BEIJING/CHINA, ISBN9787512317659.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2012, RIBA, LONDON/UK.
2012, ARB, LONDON/UK.

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2017, REDesign China Award, SHANGHAI/CHINA.

CLIENTELE:
2017, Sinan Mansions, ResoNet Pavilion, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2012, Apple, Design Apple flash store/Apple Campus.
2007, Arts Council England, ResoNet Installation for FRED07, CUMBRIA/UK.
2006, Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

WEB SITE:
http://reso-net.org

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://reso-net.org

RSS URL:
http://reso-net.org

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-02-17 00:37:45

COUNTRY:
China

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Hailiang Chen-Creative Prototyping Unit


Resonet Baitasi An Interactive Light Sculpture

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2016
Creative Prototyping Unit for Creative Prototyping Unit
Resonet Sinan Mansions Pavilion

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2016
William Chen - Creative Prototyping Unit for Sinan Mansions

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