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Ma Yansong

Ma Yansong

MAD Architects


Landscape in Motion

DATE: 05 MAY 2024 | TIME: 16.00 - 17.00




Founder & Principal Partner

Born in 1975 and graduated from Yale University in 2002, Ma Yansong founded MAD Architects in 2004. It is committed to developing futuristic, organic, technologically advanced designs that embody a contemporary interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature. With a vision for the city of the future based in the spiritual and emotional needs of residents, MAD endeavors to create a balance between humanity, the city, and the environment. Their culturally rich architecture has gained widespread attention globally. Notable works include the Harbin Opera House, Quzhou Sports Park, Jiaxing Train Station, Yuecheng Courtyard Kindergarten, and the "Marilyn Monroe" Towers in Mississauga, Canada. Their ongoing public projects encompass the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, Fenix Museum of Migration in Rotterdam, and the Shenzhen Bay Cultural Park.

Recent exhibitions and art pieces include: “Momentum” (Milan Design Week,2023), “Universe” (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, 2022), "Light" (Art in Fuliang, China, 2021), "MAD X" (Centre Pompidou, France, 2019); "Tunnel of Light" (Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan, 2018); "Fifth Ring" (Milan Design Week, Italy, 2018); "Micro Garden" (Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy, 2016); "verso Est., Towards a Chinese Architectural Landscape" (MAXXI Museum, Italy, 2011); "Living" (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 2011); "Feelings Are Facts: Olafur Eliasson and Ma Yansong" (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China, 2010); "China Design Now" (Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, 2008) and more.


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