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2018 UFC Fight Night Bei­jing Date: Nov 24 — 4 pm

Venue: Cadillac Cen­ter, Bei­jing UFC is a premium global sports brand and the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Cel­e­brat­ing its 25th An­niver­sary in 2018, UFC boasts more than 284 mil­lion fans world­wide and has pro­duced over 440 events in 22 coun­tries since its in­cep­tion in 1993. UFC is head­quar­tered in Las Ve­gas with a net­work of em­ploy­ees around the world. UFC pro­duces more than 40 live events an­nu­ally that con­sis­tently sell out some of the most pres­ti­gious are­nas around the globe, while pro­gram­ming is broad­cast in over 160 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries to 1.1 bil­lion TV house­holds world­wide in 40 dif­fer­ent lan­guages.

‘Ur­ban Ecolo­gies’ — a Projects’ Con­ver­sa­tion Be­tween Vi­cente Gual­lart and Yu Kongjian Date: Nov 10-Dec 22 — 10 am

Venue: In­sti­tuto Cer­vantes, Bei­jing The ex­hi­bi­tion brings to­gether two mas­ters in ur­ban de­sign from Spain and China to ex­change the ide­ol­ogy and prac­tices of ur­ban ecolo­gies in China and world­wide. Vi­cente Gual­lart and Yu Kongjian will main­tain a di­a­logue about their con­cept of de­sign, the ur­ban plan­ning and their in­te­gra­tion in a growth model that min­i­mizes the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. The moder­nity of the early twen­ti­eth cen­tury was an ex­plo­sion of ideas that pro­vided new hori­zons to ar­chi­tec­ture and its use of ma­te­ri­als and sculp­tural forms. Although some trends de­vel­oped with­out prac­ti­cally any con­tact with the na­ture, many ar­chi­tects be­gan to worry about how the new ar­chi­tec­ture could cre­ate a sym­bio­sis with na­ture. Thus was born sus­tain­able ar­chi­tec­ture. Vi­cente Gual­lart and Yu Kongjian are part of this con­tem­po­rary and es­sen­tial way to con­ceive the de­sign. Both founded their own ad­vanced ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram to use ed­u­ca­tion as re­search and in­no­va­tion en­gine to the projects to bring pos­i­tive im­pacts to the city mak­ing. Vi­cente Gual­lart is founder and prin­ci­pal of Gual­lart Ar­chi­tects, founder of IAAC (In­sti­tute of Ad­vanced Ar­chi­tec­ture of Cat­alo­nia) and for­mer chief ar­chi­tect of Barcelona. Yu Kongjian is founder and prin­ci­pal of Turen­scape, Dean of School of Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture, Pek­ing Uni­ver­sity.

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