Associate Professor, School of Architecture,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ZHU Jingxiang entered into School of Architecture of Southeast University in 1988 and later studied in the Research Institute of Architecture at Southeast University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich for his postgraduate degrees. Later he worked at Southeast University and Nanjing University. In 2004 he joined School of Architecture in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Now he works as a full-time tenured professor.
Since 1995, ZHU Jingxiang had consecutive years of architectural practice in Jiangsu Province and focused on educational and medical buildings. His works received many awards and exhibited in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. As the youngest architect, ZHU Jingxiang was selected to participate in exhibition “TU MU - Young Architecture of China" in Berlin, together with Yung Ho CHANG, AI Weiwei, WANG Shu, LIU Jiakun, ZHANG Lei, a first group of China independent architects exposed at the international stage.
After the catastrophic 2008 Sichuan earthquake, ZHU Jingxiang integrated research output to develop lightweight building systems. A team led by him later built three high-performance rural schools and four workstations for nature reserves in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, demonstrating unique approaches of reconstruction and sustainable development. Other than a series of academic award winning, ZHU Jingxiang himself won 2012 “Wall Street Journal (WSJ) China Innovator Award”.
Inspired by the pioneer engineer works, ZHU Jingxiang conducted his doctoral research on the innovation and approaches of structural engineers, critical to the architecture and structure interaction and integration. When teaching in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he developed creative program on generating spatial concept through load bearing design for architectural students.
ZHU Jingxiang focus his research on lightweight building system, new space structure, as well as vernacular and traditional constructions. His works and research papers published on professional journals in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland.