Switzerland: Sino-Swiss Architecture Dialogue inaugurated
The inaugural Sino-Swiss Architecture Dialogue, with a focus on sustainable architecture, was successfully held in Beijing on January 22. Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in China, in collaboration with Tsinghua University Art Museum (TAM), the dialogue aimed to offer a first-class platform for young Swiss and Chinese talents and accomplished masters to meet and exchange around a topic that combines science, economy and art.
The dialogue was held on the sideline of the exhibition The Realm of Idealism: Mario Botta Architecture and Design 1960-2017 at the TAM. Mario Botta, a world-renowned Swiss architect who also designed the significant TAM, attended the dialogue and gave keynote speeches along with experts including Li Xiaodong, a professor at Tsinghua University.
“Thanks to our country’s profound and rich architectural culture and heritage, Switzerland has earned a reputation as an open-air museum. On top of that, contemporary architecture in Switzerland, located either in the mountains or cities, is celebrated around the world, particularly for its high-tech nature, creativity, incorporation of sustainability and harmony with nature,” Swiss Ambassador to China Jean-Jacques de Dardel said in his speech.