Kaiwen Yu is an architect and lecturer whose interests lie in the interconnectivity of environment, urbanism, infrastructurism, global politics and geo-economy.
Kaiwen holds a bachelor degree from the University of Shanghai in Science and Technology with a score of top one. Afterwards, he continued his education at the Royal College of Art with a master's degree. His dissertation for Critical and Historical Theory attained a distinction, and his Individual Research Project was awarded excellent.
Kaiwen’s work and research have focused on urban transition and urban centralisation under the global environment. He is also interested in exploring the possibility of macro spatial plans via technical instruments and the development of GIS methodology.
1st Prize of Merit Fellowship, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, seven times in 2013–2017
Top 2, the 4th Nippon Icolour Young Design Award, Architectural Category, 2016
Honourable Mention, 14th The Inter-University Annual Environmental Design Award of China, 2016
Shortlist TOP38, The Annual Living Settlement Award of China, Architectural Group, 2016
2nd Prize, Shanghai College Students Cultural and Creative Works Event, 2016
Honourable Mention, the 18th National Great Master Prize Design Contest, 2016
Bronze Medal, Environmental Space Group in 1st Cross-strait National Arts Cup, 2015
Publications, exhibitions, other outcomes
(2016) Shanghai College Students Cultural and Creative Works Events, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre, China