Our school aims to create an international platform for architectural discourse. Our students are stimulated to take part in this as much as possible. Our lecture series provide a great setting for exchange and interaction with the world’s top practitioners; creating a stimulating environment parallel to the EPMA curriculum.
Selected lecturers over the past three years include : Tadao Ando, Ben van Berkel, Rem Koolhaas, Ryue Nishizawa, Wolf Prix, Nader Tehrani, Antoine Predock, Gary Hack, Wu Liangyong, Mario Botta, Robert Venturi, Li Xiaodong, Adrian Geuze, Peter Rowe, Alexander Tzonis, Minsuk Cho, Zaha Hadid, Mansilla + Tunon, Benedetta Tagliabue, Charles Waldheim, Manuel Castells, Eva Castro, Ma Yansoong, Mao Daqing and Dominque Perrault.
“During my time at Tsinghua I saw a wide range of international lectures. For instance, the Architects of the Future Forum, with five Pritzker Prize Laureates. It was a very inspirational event especially for students and practitioners in China and the Asia context. The unique profile of the most recent Pritzker Laureate, Wang Shu, whose works are influenced by traditional Chinese Architecture values, set a new precedent for contemporary architectural practice in Asia.”
Irwan Soetikno. EPMA 2012. Indonesia.
In addition to these lecture series the school also hosts a range of forum like discussion events, such as the Harvard-Tsinghua forum on Architecture, the yearly, student organized ‘Vision. Impact.’ forum, or the recent ‘Architects of the Future Forum. For this last event the school attracted five Pritzker Laureats Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Glen Murcutt, Jean Nouvel, and the most recent Laureate Wang Shu to discuss questions with our students in a public forum held in Tsinghua University.