Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Tongji University
Shanghai, China
Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) is one of the first colleges in China with programs in urban planning, historic building protection engineering, landscape studies, and industrial design. It has China’s first graduate program in architecture (1954), one of the first doctoral programs (1981), and the first post-doctoral research center (1988).

Being one of China’s most influential educational institutions, the most extensive programs among its peers, and the largest body of postgraduate students in the world, CAUP is recognized as an international academic center witha global influence in the academic fields. In addition, CAUP has taken on a large numbers of national and local key researches, and produced generations of talented individuals in the construction field.

Having the responsibility of building harmonious and sustainable environments, CAUP aims to achieve the goal of a world-class educational institution in planning, architecture and design. CAUP will carry forward their spiritual traditions, foster international and domestic cooperation, and help to create a bright future for China.
Linxue Li
Zhenyu Xie
Zhendong Wang

Design Research Studio
Reshaping Downtown – Transit-Oriented Mega-Development
2015, Tongji University
Zhendong Wang, Zhenyu Xie, Hao Wang & Peng Du

The studio looked at the overall Brickell City Centre Development and investigated programmatic and design solutions for the Phase II Tower and its integration into the existing Phase I buildings.

Design Research Studio
Network-3D – Tall Buildings as Extensions
2014, Tongji University
Zhendong Wang, Zhenyu Xie, David Malott & Peng Du

This studio explored what the three-dimensionality of cities means for tall buildings and their ability to locate extremely dense development atop major urban infrastructure while also providing quality public space.

Design Research Studio
Towards Zero Carbon – Chicago DeCarbonization Plan
2013, Tongji University & Illinois Institute of Technology
Linxue Li, Zhendong Wang, Antony Wood & Peng Du

The participants developed zero-carbon plans for Wolf Point Chicago
with a consideration of 5 different aspects – water resources, waste recycling, vertical farms, low-carbon life, and wind energy.