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PA Live 007 – Ma Yansong

On 4th of May, the Founder of PA – Hamid Hassanzadeh, interviewed founder and innovator of MAD Architects Ma Yansong through a live video session. Ma Yansong brought fame to the architecture field in China by becoming a worldwide known Chinese architect in the international scene. His interests lie in exploring contemporary architecture with context-aware designs in relation to eastern values of nature, resulting in complex geometries that inspire with awe.

He first started studying architecture at Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, later on building up on his education by completing a Masters degree at Yale University, where he gained recognition with his “Floating Islands” project. Ma worked for Zaha Hadid Architects and in 2004 he founded MAD Architects, within that year he won an award for his unique building “Absolute Towers”, completed in 2006. His signature projects include Harbin Opera House, Hutong Bubble, Huangshan Mountain Village, China Wood Sculpture Museum.

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