Design Comment
“Kongjian Yu is probably the most important Chinese landscape architect of our time. His work points to highly effective and creative ways to address urgent urban growth, environmental, and resource issues not only in China but around the world.”
——James Corner, professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design and principal, James Corner Field Operations
“Yu’s projects have a high quality of craftsmanship that is rare in Asia these days. They are focused on both environmental issues such as native vegetation and sustainable water systems and on cultural features that encourage public use and stimulation.”
——Herbert Dreiseitl, founder and partner, Atelier Dreiseitl
“The strength of Kongjian Yu’s practice lies in its imaginative capacityto regenerate ordinary and discarded sites of industrial production, something achieved through the creative calibration of ecological processes and their aesthetic consequences.”
——Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
“Kongjian has, through his brilliant work, presented both an example and a challenge to us all.”
——Peter Walker, FASLA, president, Peter Walker and Associates
“Having an impact unmatched among landscape architects in China and trying to apply ecological systems thinking at all scales, Kongjian Yu could be called the Olmsted of our time, leading Turenscape to become a critical design practice worldwide.”
——Dennis Pieprz, President, Sasaki
“Kongjian Yu’s landscape architecture is among the most ambitious and important work being built anywhere.”
——Michael Van Valkenburgh, president, MVVA, and Charles Eliot Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design