“Every so often an architect comes to the fore on the world stage where the work as a whole quite unexpectedly begins to reveal, step by step, as it were, the presence of a unique architectural imagination; one of exceptional fertility and energizing range which perhaps even surprises the author himself, who, in this instance, is the Hong Kong architect Weijen Wang. Socially committed and realistically modest to a fault, this is a man of ideas or, rather, one should say this is an architect with a universal spatial concept in mind, namely, the courtyard to which he has been able to impart an appropriate regional inflection, eminently suitable to the oceanic climate of Southern China. More importantly, from a generative standpoint, he has been able to endow the patio (as a modular, permutable unit) with a new generative life through which he has succeeded in iterating different combinatorial assemblies, ingeniously inflected in terms of both site and program.”
- Kenneth Frampton
Wang Weijen Architecture started at San Francisco in 1992 and moved to Taipei and Hong Kong since 1994. The design focuses on humanity, ecological landscape, and on the integration with urban space and local culture. Their awards include: HKIA Special Architectural Award, Green Building Award, AIA Merit Design Award, and Far Eastern Architectural Award. Main projects include: Hong Kong Polytechnic University Community College, Community College and Chapel for Hong Kong Linnan University, N site in Hang Zhou Xixi Wetland Art Village, Swimming Hall for Dongguan Taiwanese Business School, Baishawan Visitor Center in Taipei and War Museum for Jianchuan Museum Town in Chengdu. Their design projects were invited for Exhibition in 2008 Venice Biennale, 2007 Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, 2005 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, 2004 Beijing Architecture Biennale and 2002 Taipei Museum of Modern Art.