Visit duration time (from – to): 01 October 2021 - 31 July 2022
Affiliation: Vector Architects
Host Department: DAD - Department of Architecture and Design
Coordinator at Polito: ALBERTO BOLOGNA
DONG Gong founded Vector Architects in 2008. He was appointed as the Plym Distinguished Professor at University of Illinois, and elected as the foreign member of French Academy of Architecture in 2019. He has been teaching Design Studio at Tsinghua University since 2014. DONG Gong received Bachelor & Master of Architecture from Tsinghua University, followed by a diploma at University of Illinois where he received the Master of Architecture. Prior to establishing his own practice, he worked for Richard Meier & Partners and Steven Holl Architects in New York. DONG Gong / Vector Architects has also been invited to various exhibitions including "FREESPACE" in Arsenale and China's pavilion of 2018 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (Italy). Vector Architects has won awards internationally including Nominated by Swiss Architectural Award (2018); Grand Award and Gold Award of DFA Design for Asia Awards (2016); The Overall Winner of Italian Archmarathon Awards (2016); "Design Vanguard" selected by Architectural Record (2014); 1st Prize of Chinese Excellent Exploration & Design Industry Awards (2017/2013), etc. Vector's projects have been published by "CASABELLA", "The New York Times", "Wallpaper", "A+U", "Detail", "The Architectural Review", "Domus", etc.
DONG Gong has been invited as a guest speaker and critic by universities, academic and professional institutions including Tsinghua University (China), the University of Hong Kong (China Hong Kong), National Cheng Kung University (China Taiwan), University of Pennsylvania (USA), University of Illinois (USA), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Swiss), Société Française des Architectes (France), University of Applied Science Munich (Germany), Politecnico di Torino (Italy), CASABELLA Formazione (Italy), etc.
Representative works: Renovation of the Captain’s House, Seashore Library, Seashore Chapel, Chongqing Taoyuanju
Community Center, Alila Yangshuo, Suzhou Intangible Cultural Center, etc.